Messaging services on Azure
Connect your modern applications—written in different languages and hosted anywhere—with a comprehensive set of messaging services on Azure.
Reliably connect hybrid applications using messaging services
Messaging services on Azure provide the interconnectivity between components and applications that are written in different languages and hosted in the same cloud, multiple clouds, or on-premises. Use message queues or topics to send messages without concerns of consumer availability and to help balance varying workload throughput.
Easily migrate your on-premises enterprise messaging solutions to the cloud using common industry and open-protocol support such as ISO/IEC Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) and Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT).
Meet the demands of your growing business by using scalable messaging services on Azure. Ingest millions of messages and events without concerns about infrastructure management or operations.
Continue to access on-premises and multicloud resources with direct connectivity through firewalls, without compromising security. Messaging services on Azure support hybrid connectivity by originating requests from the consumer.
Build modern reactive microservices with events coming from Azure or from your own applications. Reduce time and complexity with event-driven applications, which only execute when events are pushed to the serverless component.
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Connect on-premises and cloud-based apps on an enterprise message queueing and pub-sub platform using open protocols.
Build event-driven apps that connect Azure and third-party services using a fully managed publish-subscribe service.
Ingest, route, and store streams of millions of events for real-time analytics and apps. Supports Apache Kafka workloads.
Interconnect apps across different sites, data centres and network boundaries, without complex network-level solutions.
Decouple components using simple queues with enormous capacity.
Add real-time functionality to your web apps—like chat rooms, co-authoring, live dashboards, and instant broadcasting.
Run a native Apache Kafka distribution in a managed environment for maximum control over Kafka configurations and settings.
Send personalised push notifications to any mobile platform, from any back end.
Enable bi-directional communication between IoT devices and Azure.
Easily build real-time messaging web applications using WebSockets and the publish-subscribe pattern.
Solution architectures for messaging services on Azure
Discover how messaging services can help you simplify and scale your infrastructure across various enterprise use cases.
Asynchronous communication solution using a message broker enables scalability of backend processors, load-leveling, and application decoupling.
Apps, devices and systems constantly emit data. Ingest millions of events per second as data streams that can be analysed, persisted and visualised.
Event-driven applications leverage the scalability of serverless computing to handle discrete events coming from disparate systems.
Azure IoT Hub enables secure bidirectional communication between your Internet of Things (IoT) application and the devices it manages.
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Customers are doing great things with messaging services on Azure
Kai Walter, Lead Solution Architect, Carl Zeiss AG
"The solution needed to be simple. The ZEISS team did not want to add to the complexity faced by the users of their highly advanced devices. Yet the small development team wanted to work quickly, so they created an Enterprise Service Bus in the cloud, capable of integrating the various devices and customer touch points via standard REST-based APIs."
Bridgestone enhances safe, efficient mobility with Tirematics leveraging Azure Event Hubs for real time notification of anomalies.
Digital payments company answers questions about using Azure Blockchain Workbench to help build a more prosperous Africa
Frequently asked questions
Messages carry intent or transfer the state between components, while events are observations about what has happened. Learn more.
A message queue provides an asynchronous FIFO (first-in, first-out) point-to-point communication channel. While topics also allow you to do asynchronous FIFO communication, topics also allows producers to publish messages that can then be subscribed to by one or more consumers.
Event distribution provides the distribution of discrete events. A discrete event describes a specific action that has taken place by the publisher. Event streaming carries informational data points as elements of a continuously published stream.
Try Service Bus for message queueing
Start building scalable and reliable cloud apps with queues and topics.
Build event-driven apps with Event Grid
Simplify your event-based applications with a scalable event publish/subscribe service using push-based subscriptions.
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