Push your Sigfox devices data to Azure IoT Hub

You connected numerous devices to the Sigfox low cost, low power, long range Internet of Things network and looking for a solution to transform all the collected data into precious information? Microsoft hyperscale cloud solution aka Azure provide an awesome component chain for IoT. All the bricks are there. Ingestion, hot and cold storage, near real time analytic, batch, machine learning, business intelligence. Open source or not. Easy to setup PaaS or 100% mastered IaaS. You will surely find a solution to fit your needs. How easy is it to connect the Sigfox backend to Azure? Thanks to the smart engineers at Sigfox, they just introduced a connector dedicated to IoT Hub, the Azure ingestion component. Goto the Sigfox backend. Portal release 5.1 mentions the new connector. Enter the device type section. Sigfox device are grouped by "type" so you can manage common properties shared by a group of devices. Click a device type name to get the detail. On the device type detail page, you'll get access to the callbacks. Callbacks are a way to do something when new messages are received by the back-end. We have no callback at that time. Let's create a new one. That's where the "magic" happen. You actually have 3 different choices: Custom callback can push data to a standard http service like a web api. I used this feature in a previous article to push the data to an Azure Event Hub but it was sub-optimal Microsoft Azure Event Hub for a connection to the [...]

By |2017-03-02T19:07:12+00:00March 4th, 2016|Categories: IoT|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Connect your devices to the Cloud through Sigfox

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. Click on "New" / "App services" / "Service Bus", choose "Event Hub" Select the "Quick create" option The "Event Hub Name" and "Namespace name" has to be unique. You'll get something like https://myeventhubns.servicebus.windows.net/myeventhub It may take a couple of minutes for Microsoft Azure to provision the new resource Select the newly created "Service Bus" This page shows you the detail of your Event Hub Select the "Event Hubs" tab and open the Event Hub you just created The Event Hub dashboard will display some metrics like incoming messages from your devices At the bottom right of the dashboard, you'll find [...]

By |2018-01-06T12:32:39+00:00November 20th, 2015|Categories: IoT, Tutorial|Tags: , , , |1 Comment