Azure Functions App–Run OnDemand Serverless code – a path way to Serverless Computing

Azure Functions is a new cloud solution from Azure that would let you execute small pieces code or “functions” in the cloud.  This means you do not have to worry about the infrastructure or environment to execute your little piece of code to solve any of your business problems. Functions can make development even more …

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Microsoft Azure IoT Suite–Provisioned solutions for Faster Time to Market IoT enabled solutions

Microsoft Azure IoT Suite Provisioned solutions will help you create your own fully integrated solutions tailored for your specific needs in the following 3 sections. Using these ready to consume solutions will accelerate your time to market IoT(Internet of Things) requirements. Remote Monitoring  – Connect and monitor your devices to analyze untapped data and improve …

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IoT Protocols–Quick Comparison

The table below contains a quick summary of the IoT protocols: Protocol CoAP XMPP RESTful HTTP MQTT AMQP Transport UDP TCP TCP TCP TCP Messaging Request/Response Publish/Subscribe Request/Response Request/Response Publish/Subscribe Request/Response Topic based Publish/Subscribe 2G, 3G, 4G Suitability (1000s nodes) Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent LLN Suitability (1000s nodes) Excellent Fair Fair Fair Excellent Compute …

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IoT Hub vs Event Hub–A quick comparison

With this article I am trying to provide you a birds eye view comparison of IoT Hub and Azure Event Hub, so that some of you may stop feeling that there is nothing new in IoT Hub. For the interest of this article, I put together a table with side-by-side comparison of some important features/desired …

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Scalability – Scale Out/In vs Scale Up/Down (Horizontal Scaling vs Vertical Scaling)

When you work with Cloud Computing or normal Scalable highly available applications you would normally hear two terminologies called Scale Out and Scale Up or often called as Horizontal Scaling and Vertical Scaling.  I thought about covering basics and provide more clarity for developers and IT specialists. What is Scalability? Scalability is the capability of …

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