In this chapter, we reviewed the functionality in Event Hubs to set the scene in order to take a deeper look at IoT Hubs.

The Internet of Things has been enabled due to the reduced cost of devices driven by a maker society and the advent of cloud computing.

This has driven a change in both cost and skills required to create a solution. By choosing cheaper hardware and standing up a simple pilot solution using Azure platform services, it is possible for organizations to understand the real value of a solution quickly, enabling them to move forward with confidence that the insights their IoT investment is delivering are valid and important.

Azure IoT Hubs are a key enabler to this process, providing a platform service that supports a near plug-and-play ...

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