Azure SignalR Service introduces Event Grid integration feature
Updated: 13 August, 2019
Since Azure SignalR Service introduction in September 2018, serverless has become a very popular use case for Azure SignalR Service and is used by many customers. Unlike the traditional SignalR application which requires a server to host the hub, in serverless scenario no server is needed. Instead you can now directly send messages to clients through REST APIs or our management SDK which can easily be used in serverless code like Azure Functions.
In serverless scenarios, though there is a huge benefit which saves you the cost of maintaining the app server, the feature set and capabilities are limited. Since there is no real hub, it is not possible to respond to client activities like client invocations or connection events. And without having such a capability to respond to these client events, serverless use cases are limited.
We have been listening to our customers requesting enhanced SignalR capabilities in serverless scenarios. Today we are excited to announce the new Azure SignalR Service feature that enables the service to publish client events to Event Grid so that SignalR applications can subscribe and respond to these events.
Click here to learn about how Azure SignalR Service and Event Grid integration works and the steps to use it.