Azure Service Bus

Azure Service Bus is a managed enterprise message broker most commonly used to decouple applications and services from each other.


  • A GIS developer for a large city wishes to ingest their snow plow vehicle sensor data made available over an Azure Service Bus.
  • A logistics company configures an Azure Service Bus feed to consume asset position and attribute information from their IoT sensors.

Usage notes

  • Azure Service Bus connection properties can be obtained from the Microsoft Azure Portal or the various SDK's and command-line tools available for managing Azure services.
  • The connection properties below are components of the Service Bus connection string.

For more information, see Microsoft's Azure Service Bus documentation.

After configuring feed connection properties, see Configure input data to learn how to define the schema and the key properties.


ParameterExplanationData Type

Topic Name

The topic name for the Azure Service Bus.


Subscription Name

The Azure Service Bus subscription name. In an Azure Service Bus, a subscription is created to a topic.


Shared Access Key Name

The shared access key name for the Azure Service Bus.


Shared Access Key

The shared access key for the Azure Service Bus.



The endpoint of the Azure Service Bus.