Azure Streaming Units – how do I monitor? how do I scale?

Our CSS team does a fabulous job reaching out to us with customer questions, so we can draft out some documentation to address common questions.. Bill Carroll, Senior Escalation Engineer reached out to us today with this question. I have a customer who is monitoring the SU% as reported in management web app’s monitor widget. He…


Notify users of data received from sensors or other systems

How many times have you gone to a vending machine, just to find that the one snack bar you wanted out of the 50,000 things in the machine has run out?  If you are really hungry you could kick the machine, but well that wouldn’t help. Say you write a note to the vending machine company….


Tumbling, Sliding and Hopping Windows with Azure Streaming

I found these series of posts by @DesertIsleSQL very well written describing Tumbling, Sliding and Hopping Window functions in Azure Streaming queries. Incorporating Azure Streaming Analytics with Azure ML – Part 1 Using Tumbling Windows to Select Data from Azure Stream Analytics – Part 2 Azure Stream Analytics Hopping – Part 3    


Azure Stream Analytics @ The First Ever Cortana Analytics Workshop!

The Azure Stream Analytics (ASA) team was proud to be a part of the first ever Cortana Analytics Workshop that was held September 10-11, 2015. The 2-day event was sold out, we had around 700 attendees, around 500 customers/partners from 293 companies and 35 countries (almost 1 in 5 attendees were non-US). For those newly…

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New ASA Features: Service Bus Queues, Topics outputs & Power BI Org Id decoupled from Azure Id

We are pleased to announce the following new features added to Azure Stream Analytics: Built-in Output to Service Bus Queues and Topics In your Azure Stream Analytics job, you now have two additional output options: Service Bus queues and topics. These options enable you to easily implement many common use cases like integration with your…


(Cross Post) Overview of Stream Analytics

Our team is always excited to see new community content about Azure Stream Analytics and we recently came across a great overview article written by Robert Sheldon.  It covers Stream Analytics at a high level, describing the types of problems ASA is designed to solve, how it interacts with other services, and real world customer scenarios.  Highly recommended by the…

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Tips for Troubleshooting Stream Analytics jobs with PowerBI Output

In this blog post, we cover basic troubleshooting guidance for Azure Stream Analytics jobs with real-time Power BI dashboards. For an introduction to ASA and PowerBI integration, check out Azure Stream Analytics & Power BI: Live dashboard for analytics in real-time on streaming data. 1. Check for output events   As a first step for debugging your…

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February Updates to Azure Stream Analytics

 We are pleased to share that the latest Azure Portal update brings several new Stream Analytics features.   Resume stopped jobs To enable resuming stopped jobs without data loss, we added an option on Start to bring the job back up from the Last Stopped Time. Support for Table Storage output In addition to SQL Database, Event Hub,…

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Stream Analytics Hands On Lab

We have been getting a lot of request around providing a Hands On Lab for Stream Analytics. Today we are happy to announce that we have published our Hands On Lab materials and its sample code and you can download it from GitHub. Event-driven processing through declarative, long-standing queries is a fundamentally different paradigm than…

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How To: Query for ‘All’ events and ‘No’ event scenarios

All and Nothing Azure Stream Analytics aspires to make low-latency, near-real-time stream computations as easy to use as typing a SQL query.  But while SQL (and its Stream Analytics dialect) is a powerful language, there are some “tricks of the trade” to quickly and easily expressing common stream-analytic concepts. Today, we look at two common…

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