Azure Service Bus vs Event Hub

Azure Service Bus vs Event Hub

In this Azure article, we will discuss the key difference between Service Bus and Event Hub.

Azure Service Bus vs Event Hub

Let’s discuss a quick tabular comparison between the event hub vs service bus.

Azure Service BusAzure Event Hub
Basically, it is a data ingestion service from Microsoft.It is a data ingestion service from Microsoft.
Azure Service Bus is mainly for traditional messaging.Focuses on receiving more data with low latency and, throughout, is high. The aim is to handle the high volume of data.
Azure Service Bus connects to different applications and transfers data between them via messaging.Azure Service Bus connects to different applications and transfers data via messaging.
Queues and Topics are the main components here.In the case of the Azure event hub, the main concept is partitions.
Mainly, focuses on messages.Focuses on events.
Can easily integrate with different Microsoft products and services like Azure Logic apps, Azure Functions, etc.In the case of the Azure event hub, the main concept is partitioning.
Time to Live is a property that is present in Azure Service Bus.Similarly, the property here is a retention policy.
Here, you will get the message session property.Here, it is not available.
Here, Message Replay functionality is not available.Message Replay functionality is available in the case of Azure Event Hub.

Azure Service Bus pricing vs Azure Event Hub pricing

Let’s discuss the pricing difference between Azure Service Bus and Azure Event Hub.

Check out Azure service bus pricing to know the pricing details of Azure Service bus.

Azure event hub pricing

Azure event hub provides you with 4 different plans based on pricing and available features

  • Basic
  • Standard
  • Premium
  • Dedicated
BasicStandardPremiumDedicated
You need to pay $0.015/hour/ThroughputYou need to pay $0.03/hour/ThroughputYou need to pay $1.233/hour/Processing unitYou need to pay $6.849/hour/capacity unit
$0.028/million events$0.028/million eventsit’s included hereit’s included here
$73/hour/Throughputit’s included hereit’s included here
Apache Kafka is available hereApache Kafka is available hereApache Kafka is available here
Schema Registry is available hereSchema Registry is available hereSchema Registry is available here
1 day is the Max Retention Period7 days is the Max Retention Period90 days is the Max Retention Period90 days is the Max Retention Period
84 GB is the Storage Retention84 GB is the Storage Retention1 TB is the Storage Retention / processing unit10 TB is the Storage Retention/capacity unit

For more information, you can check out the Event Hubs pricing.

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Wrapping Up

Well, in this article, we have discussed Azure Service Bus vs Event Hub. After comparing Service Bus vs Event Hub, the takeaway from here is if your application focus is messages, then go for Azure Service Bus, and if your application is mainly focused on events, then go with Azure Event Hub, and now it’s your turn to choose Azure Service Bus or Azure Event Hub as your requirement. Thanks for reading this article !!!