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Using Azure Blob Storage to receive data from Azion Data Streaming

Data Streaming is one of Azion’s Observe products designed to help you access your content and application data in real time. To successfully use Data Streaming with connectors, you first need to set up the endpoints.

After completing the initial setup, you can use Azure Blob Storage to receive data from Azion’s Data Streaming. Once you finish connecting the endpoint, you can improve your monitoring and use other Azion products to continue exploring information on your data.

Continue reading this hands-on guide to see step by step of how to connect Azure Blob Storage endpoint to Data Streaming.

  1. Requirements
  2. Configuring the new endpoint in Azion Data Streaming

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To get started with Microsoft’s Azure Blob Storage, you must follow a few steps:

  1. Create a Microsoft Data Storage account.
  2. Create a container for your Blob Storage.
  3. Create a SAS Token to your Blob Storage with the permission to create, read, write, and list.

For more information about the SAS Token, refer to the Data Streaming documentation page about Azure Blob Storage. For more information on how to create an Azure Storage Account, you can see the Azure Storage documentation page.


2. Configuring the new endpoint in Azion Data Streaming

Next, you’ll follow these steps to configure the new endpoint you created in Azure Blob Storage in your Azion Data Streaming.

  1. If you are a new user of Data Streaming, select Account Menu > Billing & Subscriptions in Real-Time Manager (RTM) and enable the product in the Subscriptions tab.
  2. On upper left corner of the page, select Products Menu > Data Streaming.
  3. Click the Add Streaming button.
  4. Type a name for your Data Streaming.
  5. In the Data Source dropdown list, select an option:
  • Edge Applications
  • Edge Functions
  • WAF Events

For more information on creating Edge Applications, see the documentation page.

  1. In the Template list, choose the option that fits your Data Source choice:
  • WAF Event Collector
  • Edge Functions Event Collector
  • Edge Applications + WAF Event Collector
  • Custom Template

In case you select Custom Template, you’ll need to provide information in a JSON format in the Data Set field.

  1. In Options, you can:

    • Select Filter Domains and add the domains you want to receive the logs by selecting them in the Available Domains box.
    • Select All Domains.
  2. In the Destination configurations, select Azure Blob Storage from the dropdown list.
  3. Fill the following fields:
    • Storage Account: Storage account of your Azure Blob Storage.
    • Container Name: Name of your Azure Blob Storage container.
    • Blob SAS Token: Blob SAS token of your Azure Blob Storage.

For more information about these fields, see the Data Streaming documentation page about Azure Blob Storage.

  1. Make sure the Active switch is on.
  2. Click the Save button.

After saving the configurations, you can keep track of the calls made by Azure Blob Storage in the Real-Time Events product, available at Products Menu in RTM. To do so, select Data Source > Data Streaming and choose the filters options as you wish.


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