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Azure for Developers. - Second Edition

By : Kamil Mrzygłód
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Book Image

Azure for Developers. - Second Edition

5 (1)
By: Kamil Mrzygłód

Overview of this book

Microsoft Azure is currently one of the fastest growing public cloud service providers thanks to its sophisticated set of services for building fault-tolerant and scalable cloud-based applications. This second edition of Azure for Developers will take you on a journey through the various PaaS services available in Azure, including Azure App Service, Azure Functions, and Azure SQL Databases, showing you how to build a complete and reliable system with ease. Throughout the book, you’ll discover ways to enhance your skills when building cloud-based solutions leveraging different SQL/NoSQL databases, serverless and messaging components, containerized solutions, and even search engines such as Azure Cognitive Search. That’s not all!! The book also covers more advanced scenarios such as scalability best practices, serving static content with Azure CDN, and distributing loads with Azure Traffic Manager, Azure Application Gateway, and Azure Front Door. By the end of this Azure book, you’ll be able to build modern applications on the Azure cloud using the most popular and promising technologies to make your solutions reliable, stable, and efficient.
Table of Contents (32 chapters)
Part 1: PaaS and Containers
Part 2: Serverless and Reactive Architecture
Part 3: Storage, Messaging, and Monitoring
Part 4: Performance, Scalability, and Maintainability

Push notification architecture

Creating a whole system that relies on push notifications is not a trivial task. Besides ensuring that you are not focusing on handling each PNS logic individually and providing reliable device registration and routing systems, you must introduce a pipeline for passing messages from one part of your system to the end device. In this section, we will focus on incorporating Notification Hubs into a few reference architectures, which will help you understand its role and the connections between different cloud services.

Direct connection

The simplest architecture we could think of would be a direct connection between a backend and notification service, as illustrated in the following diagram:

Figure 6.3 – Architecture for handling multiplatform push notifications

In such a scenario, each sent notification request is handled by notification services, which communicate with different PNSes. Each PNS individually handles...