You decided to connect your “things” to the “internet” using the long range Sigfox network and that’s a great idea! You can collect your thousands of devices data at a very low cost using this disruptive IoT operator. It’s now time to ingest those data into an hyperscale, enterprise grade cloud solution to enable the creation of value added scenarii.
Hopefully, the Sigfox team and the Microsoft team worked together on the ease of integration with Microsoft Azure.
There are several ways to do this but we’ll detail the most effective one to connect the Sigfox backend to the Azure data ingestion component called Event Hub. Let’s see how easy it is using a detailed step by step tutorial.
The Microsoft Azure part
We’re going to create the Azure Event Hub. Go to the Azure portal http://manage.windowsazure.com and login.