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Driven by Microsoft’s roots as a platform company, Azure’s focus on hosting microservices makes a lot of sense, providing developers to build software at scale well beyond that available on-premises.

At the heart of that focus are two key technologies:

Both are important elements of building modern distributed systems—Kubernetes for hosting scalable business logic elements, and Azure Functions for basic data processing and hosting service endpoints. Azure Functions’ own evolution has added support for state and the option of permanent instances to avoid latency due to container replication and startups.

But they’re only part of Microsoft’s distributed computing platform. Other elements include Cosmos DB at the data layer, and Azure Service Fabric and Azure Event Grid at the input layer. Azure Service Fabric’s implementation of the actor/message design pattern is one way of handling events in a microservices framework, sourcing and syncing events at specific addresses, with each microservice registering the events in handles, and publishing an address to enable Azure Service Fabric to route messages appropriately.

Azure Event Grid provides serverless publish-and-subscribe

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