Reactive, event-driven apps with a fully managed event routing service on Microsoft Azure

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With the introduction of Event Grid, Microsoft Azure now offers an even greater choice of messaging infrastructure options. The expanded messaging service fleet consists of the Service Bus message broker, the Event Hubs streaming platform, and the new Event Grid event distribution service. Those services, which are all focused on moving datagrams, are complemented by the Azure Relay that enables bi-directional, point-to-point network connection bridging.

As developers go through the exercise of decomposing their architectures to take advantage of new services like Azure Functions, Logic Apps and others, familiar obstacles surface. In many cases, we find ourselves once again piecing together the “glue” that allows these services to work in concert. The recent launch of Azure Event Grid aims to solve this challenge by providing a first-class event routing service in the cloud that’s fully managed, scalable and extremely flexible.