One of Logic Apps biggest selling points is the fact that the runtime is serverless, which results in a very scalable integration platform. I've always been amazed by the elasticity characteristics of the Logic App engine, however there's a huge limitation on the scalability of the out-of-the-box connectors. On many projects, we've suffered from this … Continue reading Logic Apps connector performance (1/3) – The bad
One of the main reasons to introduce an API gateway is to establish uniform security controls on top of your API infrastructure. The focus is mostly on the frontdoor security. However, securing the last mile should also be high on your priority list. Thanks to recent integrations of Azure API Management with Azure Active Directory, … Continue reading Passwordless last-mile security with Azure API Management
Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 has now support for Event Grid events, similar to Azure Blob Storage. This is ideal to start processes automatically, based on certain events that happen within the Data Lake. In my scenario, I want to process a file, when it is added to the Data Lake. Bear in mind that … Continue reading React on Azure Data Lake Store Gen2 events!
Recently, I had the need to connect Logic Apps with Azure Data Lake Gen 2. As there was no out-of-the-box connector available, I decided to create my own. This blog explains how to install, configure and use the connector. Installation guide Navigate to my GitHub repo. Click on the "Deploy to Azure" button. Provide all … Continue reading Azure Data Lake Gen2 Logic Apps connector!
Logic Apps don't have explicit release notes, so sometimes new features pop-up by surprise. This was the case today, when I discovered the highly requested obfuscation feature. The idea behind this feature is that sensitive data is not shown in the monitoring view. This feature is still in preview at the time of writing. Let's … Continue reading A first look at the Logic Apps obfuscation feature!
This time a short blog, with an important message. If you are using the XML transform action, my advice is to investigate whether the Transform options are applicable to your situation. These options are hidden and not documented, so often forgotten. There are three transform options: Disable the byte order mark: this ensures that the … Continue reading Be aware of the Logic Apps XML transform action!
Throughout the last years, we really see a rise of API platforms! The business cases behind these platforms vary from B2B/B2C marketplaces, over data-sharing initiatives towards exploration of new, innovative business models. Regardless of the scenario, there's one fundamental question that always pops-up: will the data be stored centralized or decentralized? Let's investigate the options! … Continue reading API Platforms: centralized vs decentralized?