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    Part 2: Command your kitchen with queues and serverless functions

    Posted by Aaron Newton on 11 May 2021

    Azure Functions, Microservices, Service Bus, Serverless, humour

    Introduction

    If you’ve read part one of this series, welcome back. If you didn’t, it was an action-packed exposé on start-up life and the ways in which microservices will decrease your stress and your snack budget. Pour your beverage of choice and go read it.

    In chapter two - the project hits the big-time. Serverless 

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    Platform Management: Enterprise Integration Patterns on Azure Integration Services

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 10 December 2020

    Azure, Azure Functions, Enterprise Integration Patterns, Service Bus, Azure Event Grid, Logic App

    When implementing modern application integration solutions, we rely on platforms that abstract many of the challenges inherent to these types of solutions. While the Enterprise Integration Patterns previously covered in this series describe architectural and implementation patterns, the Platform Management patterns...

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    Message Transformation: Enterprise Integration Patterns on Azure Integration Services

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 07 October 2020

    Azure Functions, Enterprise Integration Patterns, Logic Apps, Service Bus, Azure Event Grid

    It is quite common that integration solutions interact with diverse applications, each with disparate data models and heterogeneous formats. In this post, we will discuss the Message Transformation patterns and how these can be implemented on Azure to overcome the challenges derived from working with different...

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    Message Routing: Enterprise Integration Patterns on Azure Integration Services

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 09 September 2020

    Azure Functions, Enterprise Integration Patterns, Logic Apps, Service Bus, Azure Event Grid

    In the previous post of the series on the Enterprise Integration Patterns on Azure, I explored the Messaging Endpoint patterns, which abstract integration interfaces from the application internals when building messaging-based integration solutions. In this post, I will cover the Message Routing patterns on Azure,...

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    Messaging Endpoints: Enterprise Integration Patterns on Azure Integration Services

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 05 June 2019

    Azure Functions, Enterprise Integration Patterns, Logic Apps, Service Bus, Azure Event Grid, Azure Integration Services

    In the previous post of the series, I described how messages can be transmitted from a sender application to intended receiver applications through Messaging Channels, and how the Azure Integration Services can be leveraged to implement these Enterprise Integration Patterns. Messaging Endpoints are the application...

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    Messaging Channels: Enterprise Integration Patterns on Azure Integration Services

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 09 May 2019

    Azure Functions, Enterprise Integration Patterns, Logic Apps, Service Bus, Azure Event Grid, messaging, Azure Integration Services

    In the previous post of the series, I covered how application data are to be serialised and packaged into messages so they can be transmitted between applications. In this post, I’ll describe the Messaging Channels patterns, which focus on solving the challenges of transmitting messages from a sender application to...

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    Message Construction: Enterprise Integration Patterns on Azure Integration Services

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 10 April 2019

    Azure Functions, Enterprise Integration Patterns, Logic Apps, Service Bus, Azure Event Grid, Azure iPaaS

    When we are designing a message-based integration solution, one of the first things we need to define is how the application data are going to be serialised into messages, so they can be transmitted to other applications. The Message Construction Enterprise Integration Patterns provide documented knowledge that can...

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    Azure Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) – Logic Apps and the Azure Integration Services

    Posted by Paco de la Cruz on 01 February 2018

    Azure API Management, Azure Functions, iPaaS, Logic Apps, Service Bus, Blog, Vision & Digital Transformation, Technology

    Introduction

    A year ago, I wrote a post about this very same topic, the Microsoft Azure Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). At that time, the core iPaaS product offering, Azure Logic Apps, was roughly 6 months old, since it’s generally available launch. Since the launch date, we’ve seen an impressive release...

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    List of Access Keys from Output Values after ARM Template Deployment

    Posted by Justin Yoo on 05 January 2018

    Azure Functions, Logic Apps, Service Bus, ARM Templates, Application Insights, Cosmos DB, Storage Account, Blog, Technology

    There are many cases that we need to retrieve access keys and/or endpoints of Azure resources, as soon as they are deployed through ARM templates. Typical uses cases are:

    1. To display those values in the outputs section of ARM templates,
    2. To get a reference to the outputs section of nested ARM templates from their...
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    Logic Apps: Correlation and Message Dependency Management on Logic Apps with Service Bus

    Posted by Prasoon Madnawat on 09 December 2017

    Azure, Logic Apps, Service Bus, Dependency Management, Correlation

     

    While working on an integration project, we came across a very interesting requirement of sequencing file fed to a system based on pre-defined dependencies. This problem was complex because the target system did not want to see a file in S3 bucket (or blob container) unless the system has already processed and...

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