Azure IoT Hub
Managed service to enable bi-directional communication between IoT devices and Azure
Build your IoT application with two-way communication
Enable highly secure and reliable communication between your IoT application and the devices it manages. Azure IoT Hub provides a cloud-hosted solution back-end to connect virtually any device. Extend your solution from the cloud to the edge with per-device authentication, built-in device management and scaled provisioning.
Security-enhanced communication channel for sending and receiving data from IoT devices
Built-in device management and provisioning to connect and manage IoT devices at scale
Full integration with Event Grid and serverless compute, simplifying IoT application development
Compatibility with Azure IoT Edge for building hybrid IoT applications
Establish bidirectional communication with billions of IoT devices
Use device-to-cloud telemetry data to understand the state of your devices and define message routes to other Azure services – without writing any code. In cloud-to-device messages, reliably send commands and notifications to your connected devices – and track message delivery with acknowledgement receipts. Automatically resend device messages as needed to accommodate intermittent connectivity.Read the documentation
Authenticate every device for enhanced security
Set up individual identities and credentials for each of your connected devices to help retain the confidentiality of both cloud-to-device and device-to-cloud messages. Selectively revoke access rights for specific devices as needed.Learn more about Azure security for IoT
Automate device provisioning to accelerate IoT deployment
Register and provision devices with zero touches, in a highly secure and scalable way. IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service supports any type of IoT device compatible with IoT Hub.Read about IoT Hub device provisioning
Extend the power of the cloud to your edge devices
Easily create and deploy IoT Edge modules to transmit code and services between the cloud and the edge. Distribute intelligence – including AI and other advanced analytics – across a range of devices. All while reducing your IoT application costs, easing development efforts and running devices offline or with intermittent connectivity.Explore IoT Edge
End-to-end data and device security based on decades of experience
- Reduce risk by using security posture management and threat monitoring and remediation, with Azure Security Center for IoT.
- Help protect your business assets with our stringent security standards and the largest portfolio of compliance certifications in the industry.
- Join start-ups, governments, and 95 per cent of the Fortune 500 putting their trust in the Microsoft Cloud.
Azure IoT Hub pricing
- Connect, monitor and control billions of IoT assets with no upfront cost or termination fees – and only pay for what you need.
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Documentation, learning resources and community
Quickstarts, how-to guides, tutorials and API reference documentation.Explore the documentation
Find the resources you need to get started and work through technical challenges.Take a look at the guide
Whether you’re new to IoT or a seasoned professional looking to stay at the top of your game, find the information, learning materials and resources to start building your IoT solutions.Get started in IoT School
Watch live-streamed events about how to build IoT solutions, and deep dive into top-requested topics such as intelligent edge, DevOps and asset tracking.Watch now
IoT technical community
Ask questions and get support from Microsoft engineers and Azure community experts.Join the conversation
Customers building breakthrough solutions with Azure IoT Hub
IoT helps solve global water challenges
Christophe Beck, Executive Vice President and President, Nalco Water
"Azure and IoT services have helped us get much closer to our ambition to help customers operate at water-neutral."
Revolutionary IoT solution for vehicle owners helps save time, money, fuel – and possibly lives
Riccardo Zamana, IoT Platform and Hybrid Cloud Services Director, TEXA
"By analyzing sensor data from a connected car in Azure, drivers can see alerts about engine issues and metrics about gas consumption and driving performance, such as idle time. They can also configure their own recipe for rating their driving style and then drill down for details."
Boosting green energy intelligence with IoT in Germany
Frank Schmid, Head of Business Units and System Solutions, M&M / WAGO
"We used Azure because we knew E.ON had high standards for data security, and Azure is highly secure by design. We passed E.ON's security tests easily using Azure."
Azure IoT Hub updates, blogs and announcements
Frequently asked questions about Azure IoT Hub
IoT Hub Basic is an ideal place to start your IoT deployment if you don’t need bi-directional communication but still with foundational IoT security with per-device authentication, highly scalable device support and a seamless upgrade path to IoT Hub Standard. Standard enables device management and Azure IoT Edge support. Event Hub is designed for big data scenarios, such as website data ingestion. See a detailed comparison.
Azure IoT Hub and IoT Hub device SDKs support the following protocols for connecting devices.
- AMQP over WebSockets
- MQTT over WebSockets
If your application can’t use one of the supported protocols, extend IoT Hub to support custom protocols by doing the following.
IoT Hub scales to billions of connected devices and billions of events per second, simultaneously, to support your IoT workloads. Choose the service tier that best fits your scalability needs. Learn more on the pricing page.