Quickstart: Create an event hub using Azure portal

Azure Event Hubs is a Big Data streaming platform and event ingestion service, capable of receiving and processing millions of events per second. Event Hubs can process and store events, data, or telemetry produced by distributed software and devices. Data sent to an event hub can be transformed and stored using any real-time analytics provider or batching/storage adapters. For detailed overview of Event Hubs, see Event Hubs overview and Event Hubs features.

In this quickstart, you create an event hub using the Azure portal.

Prerequisites

To complete this quickstart, make sure that you have:

Create a resource group

A resource group is a logical collection of Azure resources. All resources are deployed and managed in a resource group. To create a resource group:

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal.

  2. In the left navigation, click Resource groups. Then click Add.

    Resource groups - Add button

  3. For Subscription, select the name of the Azure subscription in which you want to create the resource group.

  4. Type a unique name for the resource group. The system immediately checks to see if the name is available in the currently selected Azure subscription.

  5. Select a region for the resource group.

  6. Select Review + Create.

    Resource group - create

  7. On the Review + Create page, select Create.

Create an Event Hubs namespace

An Event Hubs namespace provides a unique scoping container, referenced by its fully qualified domain name, in which you create one or more event hubs. To create a namespace in your resource group using the portal, do the following actions:

  1. In the Azure portal, and click Create a resource at the top left of the screen.

  2. Select All services in the left menu, and select star (*) next to Event Hubs in the Analytics category. Confirm that Event Hubs is added to FAVORITES in the left navigational menu.

    Search for Event Hubs

  3. Select Event Hubs under FAVORITES in the left navigational menu, and select Add on the toolbar.

    Add toolbar button

  4. On the Create namespace page, take the following steps:

    1. Enter a name for the namespace. The system immediately checks to see if the name is available.

    2. Choose the pricing tier (Basic or Standard).

    3. Select the subscription in which you want to create the namespace.

    4. Select a location for the namespace.

    5. Select Create. You may have to wait a few minutes for the system to fully provision the resources.

      Create an event hub namespace

  5. Refresh the Event Hubs page to see the event hub namespace. You can check the status of the event hub creation in the alerts.

    Create an event hub namespace

  6. Select the namespace. You see the home page for your Event Hubs namespace in the portal.

    Home page for the namespace

Create an event hub

To create an event hub within the namespace, do the following actions:

  1. On the Event Hubs Namespace page, select Event Hubs in the left menu.

  2. At the top of the window, click + Event Hub.

    Add Event Hub - button

  3. Type a name for your event hub, then click Create.

    Create event hub

  4. You can check the status of the event hub creation in alerts. After the event hub is created, you see it in the list of event hubs as shown in the following image:

    Event hub created

Congratulations! You have used the portal to create an Event Hubs namespace, and an event hub within that namespace.

Next steps

In this article, you created a resource group, an Event Hubs namespace, and an event hub. For step-by-step instructions to send events to (or) receive events from an event hub, see the following tutorials: