Comparing Pulsar and Kafka: unified queuing and streaming

In previous blog posts, we described several reasons why Apache Pulsar is an enterprise-grade streaming and messaging system that you should consider for your real-time use cases. We also took a deep dive into enterprise features like real-time durable storage to prevent data loss, multi-tenancy, geo-replication, encryption, and security. These blog posts helped develop an understanding of Pulsar and generated a lot … Continue reading Comparing Pulsar and Kafka: unified queuing and streaming

Why Apache Pulsar? Part 2

This is part 2 of a series of blog posts that highlights key features of Apache Pulsar (incubating). Apache Pulsar is a next-generation pub-sub messaging system developed at Yahoo. In part 1 of the series, we discussed how Pulsar supports a flexible messaging model, multi-tenancy, geo-replication, and durability. In this post, we’ll continue the discussion by showing how … Continue reading Why Apache Pulsar? Part 2

Introduction to Temporal Windows (Azure Stream Analytics)

In applications that process real-time events, it is common to perform some set-based computation (aggregation) or other operations over subsets of events that fall within some period of time. Because the concept of time is a fundamental necessity to complex event-processing systems, it’s important to have a simple way to work with the time component … Continue reading Introduction to Temporal Windows (Azure Stream Analytics)

Eight new features in Azure Stream Analytics

This week at Microsoft Ignite 2018, we are excited to announce eight new features in Azure Stream Analytics (ASA). These new features include Support for query extensibility with C# custom code in ASA jobs running on Azure IoT Edge. Custom de-serializers in ASA jobs running on Azure IoT Edge. Live data Testing in Visual Studio. … Continue reading Eight new features in Azure Stream Analytics

A Tour of Azure Messaging Services (Queues, Event Grid, IoT Hub, and More)

In the early days of Microsoft Azure, there were only a couple message queue service; Azure Storage Queue and Service Bus. This was way back in early 2010. Over the years, there have been a few different messaging and message queue services introduced into the Microsoft Azure platform. Each of these messaging services are a … Continue reading A Tour of Azure Messaging Services (Queues, Event Grid, IoT Hub, and More)