Unleash the power of serverless integration with Azure
About This Book
- Build and support highly available and scalable API Apps by learning powerful Azure-based cloud integration
- Deploy and deliver applications that integrate seamlessly in the cloud and quickly adapt as per your integration needs
- Deploy hybrid applications that work and integrate on the cloud (using Logic Apps and BizTalk Server)
Who This Book Is For
This book is for Microsoft Enterprise developers, DevOps, and IT professionals who would like to use Azure App Service and Microsoft Cloud Integration technologies to create cloud-based web and mobile apps.
What You Will Learn
- Explore new models of robust cloud integration in Microsoft Azure
- Create your own connector and learn how to publish and manage it
- Build reliable, scalable, and secure business workflows using Azure Logic Apps
- Simplify SaaS connectivity with Azure using Logic Apps
- Connect your on-premises system to Azure securely
- Get to know more about Logic Apps and how to connect to on-premises ?line-of-business? applications using Microsoft BizTalk Server
Microsoft is focusing heavily on Enterprise connectivity so that developers can build scalable web and mobile apps and services in the cloud. In short, Enterprise connectivity from anywhere and to any device. These integration services are being offered through powerful Azure-based services.
This book will teach you how to design and implement cloud integration using Microsoft Azure. It starts by showing you how to build, deploy, and secure the API app. Next, it introduces you to Logic Apps and helps you quickly start building your integration applications. We'll then go through the different connectors available for Logic Apps to build your automated business process workflow.
Further on, you will see how to create a complex workflow in Logic Apps using Azure Function. You will then add a SaaS application to your existing cloud applications and create Queues and Topics in Service Bus on Azure using Azure Portal. Towards the end, we'll explore event hubs and IoT hubs, and you'll get to know more about how to tool and monitor the business workflow in Logic Apps.
Using this book, you will be able to support your apps that connect to data anywhere - be it in the cloud or on-premises.
Style and approach
This practical hands-on tutorial shows you the full capability of App Service and other Azure-based integration services to build scalable and highly available web and mobile apps. It helps you successfully build and support your applications in the cloud or on-premises successfully. We'll debunk the popular myth that switching to cloud is risky - it's not!
Table of Contents
Robust Cloud Integration with Azure
- Robust Cloud Integration with Azure
- About the Authors
- About the Reviewers
- Customer Feedback
1. An Introduction to Systems Integration in the Cloud
- What is Azure?
What is cloud computing?
- Types of cloud platform
- Types of cloud service
- Cloud computing - something old or something new?
- What is integration in the cloud?
- The benefits of integration using the cloud
- Design patterns for cloud integration
- The evolution of integration design and how this applies to the cloud
- Introduction to the microservices architecture
- The evolution of architectures
- Limitation of monolithic application design
- What is microservices?
- The characteristics of microservices
- Types of microservices
- 2. What Is an Azure App Service?
3. Getting Started with API Apps
- Why use API Apps?
Building, hosting, and consuming your first API App
- What is Swagger?
- Developing and hosting RESTful API App
- The API App's architecture
- The CORS support
- Bringing your APIs as-is
- What is App Service authentication and authorization?
4. What is Azure API Management?
- The anatomy of Azure API Management
- Working with Azure API Management
Policies in Azure API Management
- How to use Policies in Azure API Management
- Working with policies in the Publisher portal
- What are the different policies available in the Publisher portal?
- Basic Scenario #1 – Throttle Requests Using a Rate Limit Policy
- Basic Scenario #2 – Rewrite the public facing URI for the GetProducts API operation
- Getting slightly more advanced – Modify default API behavior using conditional statements
- Securing your API in Azure API Management
- Monitoring your API
5. Trigger Your First Logic App in Azure
- An introduction to Logic App
- The comparison between BizTalk server and Logic Apps
- Why and when to use
- Diagnosing Logic Apps
- Building your first Logic App
- Logic Apps using Visual Studio
6. Working with Connectors in Logic Apps
- Categorizing Microsoft connectors
- Types of triggers
- Connector as an action
- Building your first connector
- Make your connector work for Logic Apps
- Adding summary and XML Documentation
- Discovering partion keys in the storage table
7. Azure Functions in Logic Apps
- The basics of Azure Functions
- Building Azure Functions
- Using functions with Logic Apps
- Other considerations
8. A Deep Dive into Logic Apps
- Workflow definition language
- Content type in Logic Apps
- Flow controls, SplitOn, and scope in Logic Apps
Exception handling in Logic Apps
- Scopes to catch failures
- Retry Policies
- The runAfter property to catch failures
- Logic App to update on-premise warehouse with data gateway
- On-premise data gateway for Logic Apps
- Microsoft account prerequisites for installing on-premise data gateway for Logic Apps
- Installation and configuration on-premise data gateway
- Installing on-premise data gateway:
- Creating a work or school identity in Azure Active Directory
9. Powerful Integration with SaaS Using Logic Apps
- Exploring the Logic App SaaS connectors
Hooking up to SaaS solutions using the SaaS connectors
- Working with Dynamics 365 and Office 365
- User authorization using the Salesforce connector
- Salesforce connector - Under the hood
- Leveraging the Salesforce connector: Sunny Electricals automated credit check solution
- Reaching out to the credit check API
- Processing the credit check report using an Azure Function
- Triggering automatic account creation using the Salesforce connector
- Testing the credit check solution
- Hybrid scenarios
10. Advanced Integration with Powerful, Scalable Service Bus in the Cloud
- Service Bus types
- Service Bus tiers
- Service Bus Queue characteristics
- Retrieving messages off a queue
- Deferring message processing
- Managing Service Bus outages and disasters
- Service Bus topics
- Partitioned queues/topics
- Administration tools
11. Connecting to Event Hubs and an Introduction to IoT Hubs
- An introduction to Event Hubs
Introduction to Azure IoT Hubs
- Getting started with IoT Hub
- Security in IoT Hub
- Monitoring your IoT Hub
- Communicating with IoT Hub
- Uploading files
- IoT Hub tools
- IoT gateways
- IoT suite
- Scenario - bringing it all together
12. EAI/B2B Integration Using Logic Apps
- Enterprise Integration Pack for Logic Apps
- Enterprise messaging in Logic Apps
- Enterprise Integration Pack connectors
- Add partners in your workflow
- Store custom metadata information in Integration Accounts artifacts
13. Hybrid Integration Using BizTalk Server 2016 and Logic Apps
- Hybrid Integration
- Why Hybrid Integration?
- Message exchange pattern
- What is a BizTalk Server?
- Connecting on-premise BizTalk Server 2016 with Azure Logic App
- Connecting Azure Logic App with on-premise BizTalk Server 2016
14. Tooling and Monitoring for Logic Apps
- Tools to monitor Azure resources
- Azure Resource Management templates
- Creating ARM Template using Visual Studio
- Manual deployments of App Services
- Continuous deployment
- Logic App monitoring
- Logic App message logging with Azure Functions Application Insights
- 15. Whats Next for Azure Integration?
- Title: Robust Cloud Integration with Azure
- Release date: March 2017
- Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
- ISBN: 9781786465573