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What is Azure SignalR Service?

Friends, In this blog I’m going to let you know about Azure SignalR Service but first of all, let’s know SignalR, is an open-source .NET library for building web applications that require live user interaction or real-time data updates. Examples include social applications, multi-user games, business collaboration, and news, weather, or financial update applications. These are often called real-time applications.

How Does SignalR work?

  • It has a concept of transportation. Each transport decides, how data will send or receive and how it will connect and disconnect.
  • It is a reflection of a connection. It gives you 2 programming models over that connection.
  • It handles connection management automatically and lets you broadcast messages to every single associated customer simultaneously like a chat room. The connection between the client and server is persistent, unlike a classic HTTP connection, which is re-established for each communication.

What is Microsoft Azure SignalR Service?

It is an Azure service that helps developers easily create web applications with real-time functionality. This Service simplifies the process of adding real-time web functionality to applications over HTTP. It is a fully managed service that allows developers to focus on building real-time web experiences without worrying about capacity provisioning, reliable connections, scaling, encryption, or authentication, and You can also sign up for a free Azure trial.

Microsoft Azure SignalR Service used for?

It has been used in a wide variety of industries, for any application type that requires real-time content updates. If any Traditional real-time features that often require polling from the server can also use Azure SignalR Service. If any scenario requires pushing data from server to client in real-time, those can use.

Below you can get some examples that are good to use Azure SignalR Service:

  • Automation: real-time trigger from upstream events.
  • High-frequency data updates: gaming, voting, polling, auction.
  • Collaborative apps: coauthoring, whiteboard apps, and team meeting software.
  • Personalized real-time push ads and offers, interactive ads.
  • Real-time IoT metrics, remote control, real-time status, and location tracking.
  • Chat live chat room, chatbot, online customer support, real-time shopping assistant, messenger, in-game chat, and so on.
  • Dashboards and monitoring: company dashboard, financial market data, instant sales update, multi-player game leader board, and IoT monitoring.

Original SignalR Vs Asp.Net Core SignalR

I hope this blog will be helpful for you!


Rajesh Kumar
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