Understanding Azure Durable Function Chaining

Lab Steps

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Logging into Azure using Azure CLI
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Creating Chain Orchestrator Function
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Creating Binding Activity Function
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Creating HTTP Trigger Function
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Upload and Trigger Durable Chain Function

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DifficultyIntermediate
Time Limit1h
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Description

Azure Durable Function is an extension of Azure Function. Durable functions are stateful functions running on a serverless compute service in Microsoft Azure. You can use Azure Functions to deploy durable functions without having to think about what servers the code will run on. Durable functions are defined using an orchestrator and an entity function.

Organizations looking to create durable and stateful serverless architecture often choose to use Durable Functions as their approach for the infrastructure. Due to the flexible nature and wide availability of different programming languages, developers can create functions in the language of their choice while using the same underlying infrastructure without managing the administration aspect of it.

In this hands-on lab, you will work with Azure Durable Functions to understand the durable function chaining method.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this intermediate-level lab, you will be able to:

  • Create orchestration function using Azure Function Core Tools
  • Create activity function using Azure Function Core Tools
  • Create HTTP trigger function using Azure Function Core Tools
  • Publish and trigger durable function

Intended Audience

  • Candidates for Azure Administrator Exam (AZ-104)
  • Cloud Architects
  • Data Engineers
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Software Engineers

Prerequisites

Familiarity with the following will be beneficial but is not required:

  • Azure Functions

The following content can be used to fulfill the prerequisite:

  • Integrate Services with Azure Function Apps
  • Introduction to Azure Functions
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Parveen is an Azure advocate with previous experience in the professional consulting services industries. He specializes in infrastructure and DevOps with a wide range of knowledge in security and access management. He is also an Azure Certified - DevOps Engineer Expert, Security Engineer, Developer Associate, Administrator Associate, CompTIA Certified - Network+, Security+, and AWS Cloud Practitioner.
Parveen enjoys writing about cloud technologies and sharing the knowledge with the community to help students upskill in the cloud.