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Azure Stream Analytics Job Diagram Simulator

Alex Lin points out some functionality to understand Azure Stream Analytics jobs:

Azure Stream Analytics (ASA) uses a SQL query language that has been augmented with powerful temporal operators to analyze data streams. One way to optimize a Stream Analytics job’s performance is to leverage parallelism in query. A parallel job divides the workload of queries into multiple streaming nodes and reduces the overall execution time.  

We strongly recommend that you use the Azure Stream Analytics Tools extension in Visual Studio Code (VS Code) for testing and debugging queries locally. For a job to be parallel, you need to align partition keys between all inputs, query steps, and outputs. The Job Diagram Simulator in VS Code allows you to simulate a job running topology with different streaming units (SUs) and provides suggestions for improving your query parallelism. 

Click through to see how it works and the kinds of information you can get from it.