Azure Mobile Services has recently released the new Hybrid Connections feature that provides an easy and effective way to connect to on-premises resources from your mobile service, available for both Node.js and .NET backends.
One of the scenarios enabled by Hybrid Connections is utilizing a database hosted outside of Microsoft Azure from your Mobile Service and we have a step-by-step tutorial on how to set it up for apps that use the .NET backend. This post will help you get started with a Node.js backend.
All initial setup steps are the same as for the .NET backend, so please go ahead to that tutorial and go through steps 1 – 4:
- Prerequisites (you don’t need to install Visual Studio, though)
- Install SQL Server Express, enable TCP/IP, and create a SQL Server database on-premises
- Create a Hybrid Connection
- Install the on-premises Hybrid Connection Manager to complete the connection
To read more about this, click here: