Microsoft named a Chief in The Forrester Wave™: Streaming Analytics, Q2 2021 | Azure Weblog and Updates


At the moment, we’re asserting that Microsoft has been named a Chief in The Forrester Wave™: Streaming Analytics, Q2 2021. We imagine this report really displays the market momentum of Azure Stream Analytics, happy prospects, a rising associate ecosystem, and the general energy of our Azure cloud platform. Check out the Forrester Wave™: Streaming Analytics, Q2 2021 report.

A graph of Leaders in the The Forrester Wave Streaming Analytics Q2 2021 report, Microsoft appears on the top right corner as a Leader

The Forrester Wave™: Streaming Analytics, Q2 2021 report evaluated streaming analytics choices from 14 totally different resolution suppliers, and we’re honored to share that Forrester has acknowledged Microsoft as a Chief on this class. Azure Stream Analytics acquired the very best rating in twelve totally different classes together with efficiency, potential to execute, resolution roadmap, buyer adoption, and extra.

The report states, “Microsoft makes world-class streaming analytics simple to make use of on cloud and edge. Azure Streaming Analytics lets builders use SQL to outline a wealthy set of streaming analytics queries. Behind the scenes of those streaming analytics queries, the Azure Streaming Analytics service optimizes the underlying assets to maximise throughput and latency. Notable and distinctive for a cloud service supplier is that streaming analytics queries can run on each the cloud and the sting utilizing Azure IoT Edge. Azure Streaming Analytics’ candy spot is for enterprises that want a cloud-scale streaming analytics functionality and or a mixture of cloud-scale streaming analytics and edge streaming analytics.”

Our key differentiators for streaming analytics

Finest at school integration

Azure Stream Analytics is seamlessly built-in with the remainder of the Azure Ecosystem: in few clicks, you’ll be able to construct highly effective pipelines processing information from IoT Hub, or Occasion Hub (together with Occasion Hubs from Apache Kafka functions) and generate real-time perception for dynamic dashboarding, real-time functions, massive scale analytics, or long-term storage. Examples of outputs embody Azure SQL Databases, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Synapse Analytics, Energy BI, and extra. Moreover, by leveraging Logic Apps wealthy set of connectors, customers can even join their streaming pipelines to tons of of third-party apps.

Ease of use

One of many benefits of Azure Stream Analytics is its easy SQL question language with highly effective temporal constraints to investigate information in movement. Familiarity with SQL language is sufficient to writer highly effective queries.

As a part of our dedication to simplify the end-to-end analytics journey, we’re working to additional combine our distinctive low-latency streaming know-how into Azure Synapse Analytics.

Moreover, we at the moment are providing a no-code expertise for streaming analytics with Energy BI Streaming dataflows, enabling organizations to simply create end-to-end pipelines and productize them for real-time dashboards.

Mission-critical prepared

Azure Stream Analytics is designed for mission-critical situations. With the assure of no information loss, exactly-once processing, and repeatability—it’s used for a number of the most essential streaming pipelines inside Microsoft and is used to run vital workloads for hundreds of shoppers.

The design of Azure Stream Analytics permits organizations to immediately scale out the processing energy from one to tons of of streaming items for any job to get extra processing energy when wanted.

With 99.9 % availability assured on the minute stage, Azure Stream Analytics affords industry-leading service-level settlement (SLA) traits.

As a part of our dedication to safety, Azure Stream Analytics supplies enhanced safety to your information, supporting VNET, encryption of personal property with Buyer Managed Keys. Moreover, with connections to different assets with Managed Identities, we offer excessive safety whereas eradicating the necessity to outline and rotate connection strings, simplifying platform upkeep.

Superior analytics

With its highly effective SQL language, Azure Stream Analytics supplies a wide selection of analytic capabilities akin to native help for geospatial features, integration with machine studying for real-time scoring, built-in machine studying fashions for Anomaly Detection, sample matching, and extra to assist builders rapidly construct low-latency streaming analytics.


As latency and bandwidth are sometimes key necessities of streaming analytics, we permit organizations to course of information as shut as attainable to the place it’s generated. To help this situation, our product is offered within the cloud worldwide for cloud-scale analytics (at present in 30 plus Azure areas, extra to come back), and can even run on IoT Edge or Azure Stack.

Attempt it in the present day

There’s a sturdy and rising developer group that helps Azure Stream Analytics. Discover ways to get began and construct your first streaming pipeline without spending a dime.


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