What is Microsoft’s Azure Functions?

Azure Functions is a serverless compute service offered by Microsoft Azure that allows users to run small pieces of code, called “functions”, without the need to provision or manage infrastructure. 

Functions can be written in several programming languages, including C#, F#, JavaScript, and Python, and can be triggered by a variety of events, such as changes to data in Azure storage, the arrival of new messages in an Azure service bus queue, or the creation of new documents in a Cosmos DB collection. 

Azure Functions can also be integrated with other Azure services, such as Azure Event Grid, Azure Cosmos DB, and Azure Storage, making it easy to build event-driven, scalable, and highly available applications

What are some examples of Microsoft’s Azure functions?

Azure Functions is a serverless compute service that enables you to run code on-demand without having to explicitly provision or manage infrastructure. 

Here are a few examples of what you can do with Azure Functions:

  1. Automate image or video processing by creating a function that is triggered when a new image or video is added to Azure Blob Storage.
  2. Create a function that runs a scheduled job, such as sending a daily email report or cleaning up old data.
  3. Build a function that is triggered by an HTTP request and returns data from a database or calls an API.
  4. Use Azure Functions to process IoT sensor data and send notifications when certain conditions are met.
  5. Create a function that automatically resizes images when they are uploaded to a storage account.
  6. Build a function that analyzes text for sentiment and respond based on the result.
  7. Create a function that act as an API endpoint and handle payment processing.
  8. Build function that will trigger on a change on Azure Table storage and push the change to another storage.

These are just a few examples of what you can do with Azure Functions. The possibilities are endless as you can use any programming languages that is supported by Azure Functions.