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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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Design choices for federated contribution and consumption of workflow steps

Currently we have 5 different workflow steps and the number of those steps are growing and they are being built by different teams. There are multiple use cases for us to combine those steps in ...
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How to store a limited set of custom properties without using an EAV Schema

I'm designing a solution in .Net which will be hosted on Azure. I have a system which will allow users to specify custom characteristics for their objects which they will track over time. I am certain ...
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What's more expensive on my server-side processing?

So I want to be processing my security protocols server-side, mainly token checks and then role authorisations for certain actions. I'm using c# .net core connecting to an MS SQL database and ...
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Sensitive data and cloud storage

I've been reading about machine learning models deployment and pipelines and so far most of the sources suggest that the data should be ingested from some sort of cloud based storage or source, be it ...
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Kafka Consumer in Azure

I'm working on a Kafka consumer in C# (using the Confluent C# lib).. and practically all of the documentation/examples online leverage console apps to do the consuming. So, this is fine for logic ...
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Azure Key Vault vs Automation Account Variables for password storage

In Microsoft Azure one can store secret values like passwords in Azure Key Vault, but also as encrypted variables in Azure Automation (these ones are stored in an Azure-managed Key Vault behind the ...
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Manipulating a large dataset before inserting in Azure Search

I have an Azure SQL database with 20 million + records that i need to manipulate (including joining other tables, etc) before inserting into Azure Search. The procedure needs to be reproducible in ...
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Setup tests that use the Azure storage emulator in Azure DevOps

I have a project with the code hosted in Azure DevOps and I'd like to start using the Pipelines feature to handle the builds. My first problem is that I have a set of tests that use Azure storage ...
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Image upload workflow azure

I'm working on a new project. It is a smartphone application made with react-native. In the app, you can create "cards" which are having a title, a description and a photo, taken by the user's phone. ...
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How to properly handle deployment configuration for Xamarin Forms app

We are currently working on a Xamarin Forms (.NET Core) application. We use Microsofts DevOps for the code repo, building and deployment. Since we want to test newly developed features in a safe ...
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Separate Azure B2C for each App

On azure, I use resource group to consolidate an app resources. So I have multiple resource groups containing what are necessary to run an app. When creating a new Azure AD B2C, it starts fresh with ...
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Azure Service Bus Topics - Is Orchestration Needed?

We have a business process that does classic shopping/ordering. It's tightly coupled right now and does things like this: A person can view inventory. A person can create an order. An order needs to ...
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Recommendation for user synchronization between organization and external website

We are building a small social media platform for collaboration among a group of similar (but disparate) organizations. Each organization will have a small group of users who will be able to post ...
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Is it bad to leave Azure secrets keys as plaintext in my source code if I don't release the code, only the exe? [closed]

Specifically worried that someone might be able to extract the API key in a way I am unaware of and make calls to my own Cognitive Services subscription outside of the context of my program.
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Should I duplicate my Azure Web Job instance for increase flexibility?

I got a web job that has multiple routines, and for execute a specific routine, the routine's name is passed as job's argument. All these routines must be executed, and there's a dependency between ...
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Modelling Azure Consumption API Tags in SQL server

After getting some data from the azure consumption api, there is a field called 'tags' which contains some predefined tags and their values. I am trying to come up with a way to model these in a SQL ...
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How to approach to ES/CQRS in serverless cloud?

Let's say I want to use CosmosDB for Event Store, where have single collection for all events. Currently it is not horizontally partitioned, but it is a possibility for future. Now, I need to ...
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Microservice Architecture in Azure - Ideas for improving performance

We are about to develop a microservice architecture with azure functions inside azure. We thought about using interservice communication with durable functions. On app site we want to use an async ...
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How can my distributed web service rate-limit calls to a downstream component?

Context: I own a service that's distributed across VMs, that themselves are distributed across multiple data centers. Scenario: I'm adding an API that calls a single downstream dependency. This ...
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Can a Database Scale Up? [closed]

Microservices are the latest software development craze. All the kids are doing it. When I started hearing about the concept, the first advantage that came to mind was the single responsibility ...
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Pros and Cons of using ASPNET.Core In-Memory Caching instead of Redis? [closed]

I know redis is a very robust caching solution and scales great, but when it comes to simpler non-enterprise websites I feel as if it's a bit too expensive (Azure Standard/C1: $100/m). I'm ...
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Does it make sense to use both Cosmos DB and Elasticsearch?

My app uses Cosmos DB to store data. I have a requirement to support full-text search, which Cosmos does not provide out of the box. One of the recommendations was to use Elasticsearch, and I have ...
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How would I use Azure Container Instances to parellelise a task?

I currently have a file processing task that runs on an on-prem VM, it's a .NET executable that also calls other services such as ffmpeg (for videos). As is, the task runs fine, but it's really only ...
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Authenticated ASP.NET Core MVC site consuming web API

I have an ASP.NET Core 2.2 MVC site, that uses Facebook as an identity provider. Users can click the login button, they are redirected to Facebook to enter their credentials, and are then redirected ...
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Unit and integration testing of microservice architecture

I am investigating how to test a project. Some information about the project: Microservice architecture, with roughly 20 services. About 10 of them with a separate database. We use ServiceFabric ...
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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 SQS 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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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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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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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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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 ...