The majority of the organizations are leveraging the power of the cloud to accelerate their business and transform for the future. Microsoft Azure has been the frontrunner when it comes to PaaS (Platform as a Service) and has been honoring a decade-long commitment in order to let the developers get access to world-class tools and services.
Azure Functions has been elementary in offering a serverless computing experience for application development and rapid scale up. Microsoft has today announced the general availability of Azure Functions the preview for which was released in March 2016.
Tooling Support comes integrated
Creating bindings for other services is now easy and just takes a few clicks. Azure services including Blob Storage, Event Hub, Service Bus, Storage Tables and other external services like OneDrive and DropBox are supported as well. Azure Storage is capable of triggering a function when a new file is uploaded thus leading to lesser efforts from the developer’s end.
Azure Functions charges the users for the resources used by billing them on the time basis and the memory consumed. Also, Azure Functions includes a free grant of 400,000 GB-s. Scaling up and down is also pretty easy since Azure Functions charges only for the resources used and one can also set a daily spending cap in order to prevent runaway functions.