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Questions tagged [azure]

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Is it safe to put SQL statements in my C# application?

I'm making a medium sized application to be distributed privately to several Churches. It connects to an Azure database but it does not have any server managing the information (apart from the SQL ...
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Getting AWS SNS Messages into Azure Service Bus

I have a similar question to one already asked about SQL to Azure Service Bus - https://stackoverflow.com/questions/51650073/consume-aws-sqs-and-publish-to-azure-service-bus. I want to get messages ...
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JSON in relational DB column for 'custom' data - how to present it on web page

I am creating a generic telemetry system, which records some data about client app usages. Technology used: ASP .NET MVC with EF (code-first) hosted on Azure. There is a requirement to be able to ...
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What's stopping Cloud Platforms from owning the whole deployment process?

Although things have come a long way in recent times, in my workplace we're still talking about DLLs, containers, configs, substitutions, pipelines - all complexities when it comes to shipping code. ...
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When consuming an api, what is a good way to deal with their request limits?

My app is consuming a third party api. One of the requirements of this api is that my app cannot send more than 20 requests per second. Because of the nature of this app, and because my user base is ...
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Speeding up read write intensive operation on large files in cloud (Azure)

I am using Azure Storage Blobs to persist certain models per tenant. While processing items for each tenant these models have to be pulled to memory, used for certain operation, updated and pushed ...
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VSTS CI/CD Workflow with Code and Sql Scripts

TL;DR How to setup VS2017 project and Visual Studio Team Services CI/CD to publish code, run SQL scripts, and seed data? Details I started a project with Visual Studio 2017 v15.6.4 (current version)...
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Thoughts on Data Encryption Strategy for Large Number of Records MongoDB and Azure Key Vault

I have previously implement Client Side Data Encryption using Azure Key Vault using the following approach: Encryption Approach: Every record that needs to be encrypted gets a Content Encryption Key ...
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Queued work serialized by entity, notifications to UI

We're having a lot of fun and success using Azure Functions, but looking for advice on two related design issues. Our first challenge is that we need to communicate job state back to the UI. So the ...
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Variable/config/secrets management options

I'm currently transitioning my app from Heroku to a more custom environment (to scale beyond what Heroku can offer) and I'm looking for a solution for configuration and environment variables. Here is ...
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Recommended use of Azure managed services in custom event Notification system design

Upon analysis of an event processing system my team is working on I noticed usage of managed Azure services that I haven't seen before. In a nutshell what the system is doing is processing incoming ...
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Azure setup question about multiple sites built from the same codebase

My website is running on Azure and I deploy via the Deployment slots feature. When code gets pushed to my production branch, my "staging" site gets the code, I check to make sure it's ok, then I do ...
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Azure serverless architecture

I currently have 1 console app which does everything and want to split it up to several (serverless) azure apps (Azure Functions = AF) I was thinking something like this: AF1 (azure function 1) will ...
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Managing/Designing actors and their state in Azure Service Fabric

After some consideration I ended up seeing that Service Fabric Actors is probably the best way to start. Now, I'm wondering if I'm approaching this the right way. The structure Below, is the ...
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Azure Service Fabric - Designing a Calculation Engine

Suppose I have the following devices: Device A Device B Device C (...) Also, for each device, I have the following measurements: Measurement 1 Measurement 2 (...) Each measurement event includes a ...
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Microservice - synchronise data access [closed]

If got a scenario with accounts in any currency. The account got multiple lines/items for each transaction which adds or removes an amount of the account. Basically similar to a bank account. The ...
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Architecture for mobile card game

I am currently planning a new project. It is a card game. Users can collect cards a play against others. I started thinking about how an architecture could look. I am a .NET fan and will use C# as ...
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Should I move to In-Memory tables and stored proc or NoSql (CosmosDB) [closed]

I have a lot of data. Objects with other objects nested like this (JSON): { id: 12, Code: "a code", country: "at", prices: [{ { price: 100, from "2017-05-05", to "2017-06-05" }, ...
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How to deploy several Azure Functions with VSTS?

I have created in Azure 2 Azure Functions resources with the following names: FrontApiFunctions PostProcessingFunctions My Visual Studio solutions is like this: AllFunctions.sln |- ...
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What is the use cases for Azure file storage?

I'm using Azure file storage and there was a huge number of files uploaded. A single file will be 250kb in size and there will be 7000 files in a directory. So when the user request I need to get the ...
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Azure services for hosting a static site

I'm looking to host an entirely static site in Azure and I have the following requirements in decreasing order of priority: reliable, low-maintenance (easily configurable/deployable), performant. I ...
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How to make Azure Web App stateless

On Azure, Session Management can be done using Redis Cache. But this is not truly stateless. Is there a way to make a Web App in general, truly stateless? If yes, what pattern to follow specific to ...
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Actor pattern in azure service fabric

I'm currently designing an application, and I'm confused at how to break apart my monolith application. After doing some research, service fabric actors seem to be the best solution for simple ...
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Load balancing outgoing connections in Azure Service Fabric

I'm currently developing an app using the Azure Service Fabric. My question comes in regards to balancing outgoing connections. One of my services is going to be making a large number of outgoing ...
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Parallelism when using Azure Functions to update a DocumentDB document

I'm writing a web app which allows users to upload real-estate listings. Part of what this does is allow them to upload photos of the property they're listing. I'm using a micro-service type approach ...
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Cost of Cloud Vendor Lock-In

Consider a greenfield development situation where cloud tools are being considered vs. in-house solutions, in the vein of AWS SQS vs. self-hosted Kafka, ECS vs. Mesos-Marathon, Lambda/Azure Functions ...
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How To Design The Layers in Azure Service Fabric

I have been assigned to think of a layered microservices architecture for Azure Service Fabric. But my experience mostly been on monolithic architectures I can't come up with a specific solution. ...
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Message queues and triggered comms within a native app

I'm building a native app which currently has zero backend infrastructure. With services like Firebase's Authentication, database and notifications means that all interactions are handled client-side ...
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What's the best implementation for offline mobile app synchronization?

We have an Android app written as a Cordova AngularJS SPA which has now grown so that we need to add some work to it meaning we have to improve the synchronization part of the app. The app is mainly ...
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Durable messaging over HTTP

I need to send messages from a Windows Service to a Azure Service Fabric Stateful service. The network connection is not very reliable, and there must not be lost data. I was hoping I could use ...
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Why use an intermediate API in this Azure App Service setup?

I was checking out the App Service on Azure and in one of the tutorials two API apps are created, one for data and one to be accessed by external apps. It's not clear to me from the tutorial what ...
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Maintaining different live versions of the cloud application

I have Microsoft Azure Cloud Application built with App Service. It is supposed to be always "up" for its consumers. When we need to do upgrade and we still need to keep the older one active for ...
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Synchronized computation task distribution

I have a system where a set of Operations needs to be done every day. Each Operation has the following metadata: Type, Entity and a Date (independent of current date). It reads something from the ...
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What does GRAPH stand for in the term Azure AD Graph API or Facebook Open Graph API

I'm doing some research on authentication methods and I've noticed that not only does Azure call their cloud Active Directory interface API the "Graph API" but also Facebook use the same term with ...
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How could Azure's implementation of SAS be called Delegated Access Mechanism?

Shared Access Signature is a delegated access mechanism available for Azure resources and account. Based on the documentation here - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/documentation/articles/storage-...
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Azure storage local development

I want to try a whole bunch of azure services in my project. Now I facing a design problem for the development cycle. I want to test everything local and only it works I want to push it do azure. My ...
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When is cloud BlobStorage used?

Let's say we have an app deployed to Azure. App has external files not bundled with it, files which are required for app to operate. They are seperate but are essentially part of the software. ...
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One Webjob or several

I am writing a web Job that will process messages from Azure Topic Subscriptions. Each message received by the Topic may need additional processing and the Topic Subscription Filters will contain ...
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Best Azure Solution for Complex Search Index

I need to perform quick searches against a combination of tags while including date ranges: Example: Users who have requested notifications who did not respond to a notification sent at least 3 ...
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Is publish–subscribe pattern suitable for my case?

I'm planning to use publish–subscribe pattern with Azure Service Bus in my logistics application, but I'm confused whether publish–subscribe pattern is suitable for my case. My scenarios: Users will ...
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Securing an Azure Service Bus topic and subscriptions

We are working on a solution that will publish messages on an Azure Service Bus topic but we don't know yet which other team or even third party might be interested in subscribing to those messages in ...
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How to build notification system in Azure

I have a system running in Azure that accepts messages via a REST endpoint. The customer has a certain number of devices that send some data for example temperature and we present this data in a web ...
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Azure Active Directory

I am developing a suite of applications that will be hosted in Azure. Some apps will be for customer use (not public tho, i.e. invited/paid up customers) and some for internal employees. For ...
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Log and trace with Azure Application Insights only (instead of combining NLog and AppInsights) in Asp MVC [closed]

I was going through several blog posts at stackoverflow and programmers and I am still a bit confused. You can install NLog (or some other logging lib) and start logging quite fast and then you can ...
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Questions about developing for azure

We currently have a .Net MVC web app with a SQL server back-end database and two web services that perform periodically some computing tasks in the database. I am thinking of packaging this app for ...
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Azure CloudServices: Having more than just staging and production slots?

We're using Azure Cloud Services and would like to have a workflow where deployments flow as Cloud Service #1: testing/QA => staging => production Currently Azure Cloud Services only have ...
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Mechanism for showing AAD usernames to other users?

I have a multi-tenant web application that authenticates against Azure Active Directory and allows users to modify content. What is the appropriate way for me to display the name of the last person ...
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Azure BLOB grained access

I have a standalone WPF desktop application which gathers data from Digital-to-Analog converter boards, computes, analyzes this data and then it creates binary files (proprietary format) with the ...
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Where is the best place to store users' profile pictures?

I run a website that is hosted on Microsoft Azure and I'd like to store users' profile pictures. Which storage solution would be better ? I'm aware of a few ways to do so : Store images as blobs in ...
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How to design a database schema for a multi-user To-Do application in Azure?

I want to create a windows 10 universal to-do app with offline sync capability. So I checked out this tutorial which helped me to get started on the offline functionality. But I was wondering how ...