Microsoft introduces Azure Event Grid to support serverless applications

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Microsoft has announced a new service to support serverless applications and events – Azure Event Grid.

It will make building event-based and serverless applications on Azure even easier. It will be a fully-managed service that will manage complete event routing.

It allows users to subscribe any Azure event occurring across the Azure resources and react using various serverless platforms like Logic Apps or Functions.

Corey Sanders, Director of Compute, Azure said in his blog, “Azure Event Grid greatly simplifies the development of event-based applications and simplifies the creation of serverless workflows.”

He further added, “Using a single service, Azure Event Grid manages all routing of events from any source, to any destination, for any application.”

With the Azure Event Grid, users can create their own custom events to publish. It also supports built-in publishing services for events like Blob Storage and Resource Groups.

It offers flexibility to support events by supporting custom web hooks, allowing publishing of events to any service including third-party services.

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The service has got some additional features which include a) Considers events as first class object through intelligent routing and filtering capabilities, b) Can scale massively to ensure service consistency, c) Allows serverless endpoints to react to new event sources, facilitating quick and easy span of new services d) Unified event management Interface for simplifying operational and security automation.

The service is charged on a pay-per-event pricing model. Per the company, the first 100,000 operations per month will be free and if a user goes beyond the limit, events would be charged $0.30 per operation (during the Preview).

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