Event Hubs

Simple, secure and scalable real-time data ingestion

Event Hubs is a fully managed, real-time data ingestion service that is simple, trusted and scalable. Stream millions of events per second from any source to build dynamic data pipelines and immediately respond to business challenges. Keep processing data during emergencies using the geo-disaster recovery and geo-replication features.

Integrate seamlessly with other Azure services to unlock valuable insights. Allow existing Apache Kafka clients and applications to talk to Event Hubs without any code changes—you get a managed Kafka experience without having to manage your own clusters. Experience real-time data ingestion and microbatching on the same stream.

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Why choose Event Hubs?

Focus on drawing insights from your data instead of managing infrastructure. Build real-time big data pipelines and respond to business challenges right away.

  • Simple

    Build real-time data pipelines with just a couple clicks. Seamlessly integrate with Azure data services to uncover insights faster.

  • Secure

    Protect your real-time data. Event Hubs is certified by CSA STAR, ISO, SOC, GxP, HIPAA, HITRUST and PCI.

  • Scalable

    Adjust throughput dynamically based on your usage needs and pay only for what you use.

  • Open

    Ingest data from anywhere and develop across platforms with support for popular protocols, including AMQP, HTTPS and Apache Kafka.®

Ingest millions of events per second

Continuously ingress data from hundreds of thousands of sources with low latency and configurable time retention.

Enable real-time and micro-batch processing concurrently

Seamlessly send data to Blob storage or Data Lake Storage for long-term retention or micro-batch processing with Event Hubs Capture.

Get a managed service with elastic scale

Easily scale from streaming megabytes of data to terabytes while keeping control over when and how much to scale.

Easily connect with the Apache Kafka ecosystem

Seamlessly connect Event Hubs with your Kafka applications and clients with Azure Event Hubs for Apache Kafka®.

Build a serverless streaming solution

Natively connect with Stream Analytics to build an end-to-end serverless streaming solution.

Ingest events on Azure Stack Hub and realise hybrid cloud solutions

Locally ingest and process data at a large scale on your Azure Stack Hub and implement hybrid cloud architectures by leveraging Azure services to further process, visualise or store your data.

Serverless streaming with Event Hubs

Build an end-to-end serverless streaming platform with Event Hubs and Stream Analytics

Why trust Event Hubs?

  • Microsoft invests more than USD 1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.

  • We employ more than 3,500 security experts completely dedicated to your data security and privacy.

  • Azure has more compliance certifications than any other cloud provider. View the comprehensive list.

Event Hubs pricing

  • No upfront cost
  • No termination fees
  • Pay only for what you use

Customers using Event Hubs

Daimler
Schneider Electric
Southern Company
T Mobile Systems
BMW
ASOS

Everything you need to get started

Get instant access and a $200 credit by signing up for a free Azure account.

Learn how to use Event Hubs with 5-minute quickstart tutorials and documentation.

Enhance Event Hubs with additional features and products, like security and backup services.

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