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How to achieve zero-downtime updates of Azure App Service configuration with dynamic switching between different cosmos db containers?

I have an Azure App Service hosting an API that retrieves data from Azure Cosmos DB and Azure AI Search. Currently, the API configuration, including the Cosmos DB container and AI Search index to use, ...
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Azure Service Bus: consume messages from multiple subscriptions vs forwarding messages to a single input queue

I'm designing an Azure Service Bus topology with multiple topics. Each topic is associated with a single message type: this is possible since we have a limited number of message types, each one with a ...
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Ideal design for reusing data across different environments

We have 3 subscriptions in our Azure management group: DEV, TEST & PROD We use Azure Maps to get weather insights data via some Databricks jobs In order to roll things off quickly, we replicated ...
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Is turning objects that perform infite loops into a services a good practice?

I was assigned a task to change the communication mechanism between two parties, from Azure Event Hub to Azure Queue + Blob Storage. On the way, I thought redesigning a bit the components to make it ...
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Is using an Azure Function to forward a message to my App Service the best idea for handling a Twilio Web Hook?

I have an Azure App Service running a .NET (Core) API for an inhouse application, which I'm integrating with Twilio to handle Whatsapp communication. To handle the web hook responsible for receiving a ...
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Replacement for WCF ServiceBus Relay in .Net 7

We've leveraged WCF Azure Service Bus Relay fairly heavily in the past and have a number of C# services that rely on it. All of these services relay REST requests to small on-site servers that sit ...
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Azure Managed Identity and Zero Trust

Azure Managed Identity provides a mean to only allow explicitly defined users/apps to access a given resource. For instance I can setup that no-one can access my database except the Managed Identities ...
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Best practices for storing logs from worker processes in Azure?

We have a .NET 6 application that consists of a REST API running in Azure App Service, and long-running background jobs hosted in Docker containers. These jobs are triggered by messages in a message ...
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Can chatty microservices be okay to use if there is a specific use case for them?

Introduction Hi everyone, in my company we are using microservice approach and of course are trying to do it as correct as possible. There is a new requirement coming up where I have laid out a ...
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Good reason not to do this: Pub/Sub with only 1 topic and publishers are also subscribers

Looking for a good reason to avoid this solution. Problem Multiple microservices/SAAS, each storing the same data that needs to be synced (example is customer contact details). 1st is an OAuth ...
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How to Structure Search Facets on Dynamic Fields

I am responsible for implementing search functionality for our web application; I take search text from a user and come up with a list of products, score them, and return them to display to the user. ...
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I have a SPA using Azure AD Auth Code with PKCE flow and I'm trying to implement token exchange/on-behalf-of flow

I have an angular SPA that runs in an office add-in (word) that I need to authenticate against Azure AD using Oauth2, consume resources from multiple apis and make graph calls. I have been successful ...
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C# Azure Function Durable Function Vs Batch Timer Trigger Function

I have a question related to the best approach when resources are limited, such as on the Azure Function consumption plan. I have an IoT device, and the number of IoT devices is likely to increase to ...
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Improving performance of C# Azure function

I am currently working on a C# Azure Function that is triggered by an HTTP request. The function's purpose is to extract raw data from Azure Table Storage and output it to the user in the form of a ...
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Using Azure AD as an identity provider in Keycloak-based applications: how can I add missing user data to my client applications?

I'm currently using Azure AD as my identity provider and Keycloak as my intermediary/broker for my client applications. However, I need some user attributes (such as phone, email, picture, and ...
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Best way to manage notifications via Azure Event Grid Topics and Azure Event Grid Subscriptions

I have a Azure Web App that generate different types of notifications. At the moment, every notification is written in a queue. A queue function I call scheduler read the notification and redirect it ...
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Azure Function App and multiple Functions within it, performance

I am new to Azure Function App. I am using a consumption plan. Does it make a difference how many functions are in a Function App? What about if there are functions, such as the service bus triggered ...
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Azure Function SQL polling Vs Service Bus. How reliable is Service bus? Does it ever fail?

I have scheduling requirements where I place all my schedules in SQL db and then use the azure function every minute to read that database. When the schedule is met, I then perform a durable function ...
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Authorization using Azure AD B2C access tokens in Python / Flask

TLDR: I am trying to validate a Azure AD B2C access token in my Flask web API use scopes from that access token to authorize calling protected resources use timely and secure solutions such as PKCE ...
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Implementing the Repository/UnitOfWork pattern using Azure.Data.Tables "TableClient"

I currently have a generic Azure repository AzureRepository<TEntity> store internally a list of table transaction actions like so. private readonly IList<TableTransactionAction> ...
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Azure Pipeline variable groups vs. YAML templates

I am writing an Azure Pipeline framework in YAML which will be used on multiple projects, each with its own environment variables. I am now wondering whether the best option is to define these ...
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Best way to align multiple RESTful API's through an API gateway

We currently have a monolith public api which serves most of our api endpoints. This has introduced a bottleneck as the owning team needs to make changes to publicise anything new and other teams don'...
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Azure DevOps Change nuget.config in CI/CD process

I'm currently working on a project which uses azure function apps, we also create a data access layers for each function app which are built as nuget packages and are then published to a private nuget ...
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Scalable Web Data Service Approach

I'm looking to build a service that interacts with an existing web application's database. The service would retrieve data from an api for which the web application users own an account and warehouse/...
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What is the best approach when working in a communication between Microservices using Azure Functions?

I'm working in a situation where I have 2 different projects (kind of microservices, but they are still messed up in terms of the tables that each project can access - same domain). But so far, they ...
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How to do "initial sync" of data for new microservice that depends on data from another microservice?

Hypothetical scenario: Let's say I have a Customer service. It has 1 million customers in its database. I then create a new service that depends on a specific projection of the customer entity. I want ...
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Should I wrap Azure AD B2C for authentication?

I want to implement an authentication system. The purpose of the system is to centralize account management and handle the complexity of account security. Internally, I don't want to implement the ...
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Looking for way to store, get, partially update few relatively small JSON documents which has different unique types

I have an app with many individualistic features which behavior is controlled by settings. Let's say these are a few utility services with the following settings that are historically stored in ...
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Retry long-running message processing in case of processing node failure

I have two types of microservices: Data Collector and Data Processor. They communicate with each other via Azure Service Bus Queue. Data Collector collects data from different sources and, once done, ...
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Question about calculating an SLA for a REST-API

I am somehow stuck with my thoughts about an SLA definition, which I plan to determine for a REST-API running on a public cloud. Imagine having a REST-API service running on Azure which has a database ...
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Should my API return the image or path to an image?

I'm building an API in C# .NET that needs to supply the client with some data and an image. The image is stored in Azure Blob storage. Which is more efficient: Retrieving the image on the server side ...
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Git structure for Azure Function Apps that accounts for shuffling functions

I have a suite of python Azure Function Apps that all together make up an integration, each containing multiple functions: FunApp1 func1 func2 SharedCode FunApp2 func3 func4 SharedCode FunApp3 ...
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Azure Event Grid API layer beneath a HTTP API layer

I am part of a project/team that is building a new web app in Azure for the first time, having previously built and developed a traditional three tier ASP.NET web app over a number of years. We have ...
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Replacing in-memory queue with messaging queue service

In our application (ASP.NET core) we have events that require computations and which results need to be persisted in a database (the objects are projects that need recalculations when a property ...
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Why running migration turns into timeout in a production environment?

I know this is a theorical question since i don't have code to or any logs to show, but i hope that someone can give me some idea on this question. The problem in question was the following: On my ...
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How do i structure a serverless application using Azure Durable Functions?

I am trying to work out the best practice for structuring a series of Azure durable functions for reuse across future development work within my organisation. From the doc's it seems like the desired ...
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Serving large file (dozens of GB) to client from a server-side query to the Azure SQL database?

I have an SQL database in Azure that is ~4.5 TB / 150 million rows worth of data. Users will need to query this database for large sets of data. Right now, I am having users submit their requests ...
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How do you do you implement roles on your API's using Azure AD Security groups?

I'm trying to figure out the best way to accomplish using Azure Active Directory Security groups to manage role assignments for an API. I'm trying to evaluate a few different options as well as poll ...
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Routing Kubernetes to Different Versions of an API

At a previous job, we had a lot of excessive issues with versioning of our APIs, to the point where we had whole server farms for our services that were running specific versions for specific ...
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Service bus and strict message order - how can I handle failed messages?

I am considering using Azure Service Bus, however my question applies to queues in general. I have a requirement to send messages in a certain order. Say that the publisher sends a message to the ...
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Product subscription checks in a Microservice API's

We're in the middle of architecture a SaaS web app which will operate on a subscription basis. Each user is associated with a merchant by means of a claim on their identity and the subscription exists ...
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Caching or in-memory table in Azure for performance

I am building an Angular web application that retrieves part of its data from a Azure SQL Database table via APIs developed in Azure Functions (with Azure API Management at the API Gateway). The data ...
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Autoscaling containers on Azure

I have a web application that depends upon a set of R analytics. These R analytics read data from a database and perform machine learning, so have high CPU use. The R analytics are accessed through ...
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Storing, indexing and searching data using Azure with frequently updated fields. Multiple Sources

We have a multi-vendor marketplace (e-Commerce) system and plan to move our data structures into a polyglot architecture to improve the performance of reads (critical) and writes (not as critical). ...
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If my development machine is slow and has low end specifications, why can't I just rent a VM on Azure? [closed]

I need 16GB RAM on my development machine to do some Android programming but I can't really afford to buy a new one. So, what's there to stop me from just creating a VM on Azure, use it for just a few ...
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Using Azure AD MSAL as only authentication solution for SPA

I have an Angular SPA and I spun up my own basic form-based authentication using a .net core web API and SQL server to store user accounts / hashed and salted credentials. This is obviously not an ...
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Azure web service api usage per user insights

We have a API (written in .NET Core 3.1), published to Azure Web Services. This API talks to a database for authentication. After a succesfull authentication, the API connects to other databases, ...
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Storage and partitioning in Cosmos DB

I'm working on designing a system for reporting/storing information on hardware devices (IoT-like), and trying to figure out how that would best be structured in Azure's Cosmos DB. Every device will ...
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Logic App next number

I have a need to generate a next number for each file type my Logic Apps is generating. My Logic App is doing some translations between an WMS and a customer's ERP. The issue is the customer is ...
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Why should I use containers instead of deploying build artifacts directly to Azure App Services or AWS Elastic Beanstalk?

Recently, I have been told by others to look into containerization of my stateless web applications (in this case .NET Core 2.x and 3.1). All of my dependencies are retrieved from public and private ...
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