Batch Processing Using a Serverless Architecture

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 10:00:00 GMT

Cloud computing services provide an ever-increasing array of capabilities that may simply be configured and consumed. This article explores a simple architecture and implementation for batch processing of Azure usage data.

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Forecast: Cloudy - Microsoft Azure In-Role Caching

Mon, 01 Oct 2012 10:00:00 GMT

Joseph Fultz shows how you can weather high demand on your site and services using dedicated and co-located roles for caching in Azure Caching (Preview).

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Forecast: Cloudy - Humongous Microsoft Azure

Tue, 04 Sep 2012 10:00:00 GMT

NoSQL is a hot topic, and one of the most popular ways of approaching it is with MongoDB. Joseph Fultz looks at some of the design and implementation aspects of using MongoDB in a Azure environment.

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Forecast: Cloudy - Decoupling the Cloud with MEF

Wed, 01 Aug 2012 10:00:00 GMT

Learn how to use the Microsoft Extensibility Framework to make a cloud deployment a little more manageable and flexible.

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Forecast: Cloudy - Mixing Node.js into Your Microsoft Azure Solution

Mon, 02 Jul 2012 10:00:00 GMT

Node.js is generating lots of buzz, and Joseph Fultz explains how heincorporated it into an existing Azure solution.

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Forecast: Cloudy - 5 Reasons to Start Working with Microsoft Azure

Tue, 01 May 2012 10:00:00 GMT

Joseph Fultz presents five reasons you should get started with Azure today.

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Forecast: Cloudy - Exploring Cloud Architecture

Thu, 01 Mar 2012 10:00:00 GMT

Joseph Fultz uses Azure as the context in which to explore general architectural considerations and some base high-level designs for creating cloud-based solutions.

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Forecast: Cloudy - Microsoft Azure Deployment Domains

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 10:00:00 GMT

Joseph Fultz considers the complexities of updating a Web application deployment, focusing on the use of fault domains and upgrade domains.

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Forecast: Cloudy - Microsoft Azure Caching Strategies

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 10:00:00 GMT

Joseph Fultz maps Azure caching capabilities to caching strategies for output, in-memory data and file resources, balancing the desire for fresh data with the desire for the best performance.

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Forecast: Cloudy - Completing the Trip with AppFabric Queues

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 10:00:00 GMT

Joseph Fultz completes his store inventory project based on the new features found in the Azure AppFabric Service Bus, using a mix of Topics and Queues.

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Forecast: Cloudy - The Microsoft Azure AppFabric Service Bus: Topics

Mon, 26 Sep 2011 10:00:00 GMT

With the AppFabric CTP June Update, the AppFabric Service Bus now offers Topics, a rich, new publish-and-subscribe capability. Joseph Fultz shows how this new messaging technology can be used to facilitate inter-store inventory checks.

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Forecast: Cloudy - Reporting on Diagnostics Data

Fri, 09 Sep 2011 10:00:00 GMT

The SQL Azure Reporting CTP gives developers a familiar paradigm for developing and distributing reports—except that no one has to worry about the infrastructure to host it. Joseph Fultz demonstrates with a simple example that uses data from performance counters captured as part of the diagnostics for a Web Role.

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Forecast: Cloudy - Searching Microsoft Azure Storage with Lucene.Net

Fri, 29 Jul 2011 10:00:00 GMT

There isn’t yet a lot of support for a cloud-deployed search solution, but with Azure, Lucene.Net and a bit of OpenXML, just about any searching requirements can be met.Joseph Fultz gets you started with a sample implementation.

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Forecast: Cloudy - Multi-Platform Microsoft Azure Storage

Wed, 01 Jun 2011 10:00:00 GMT

Microsoft Azure is far from a single-platform environment. To demonstrate its power, we'll build the same app for three different mobile devices: Windows Phone 7, jQuery and Android.

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Forecast: Cloudy - Load Balancing Private Endpoints on Worker Roles

Mon, 02 May 2011 10:00:00 GMT

A client needed to load-balance private service endpoints on Azure Worker Roles without taking on the latency of a queuing operation. I'll walk you through one possible solution to this problem.

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Forecast: Cloudy - Cloud Services Mashup

Fri, 04 Mar 2011 10:00:00 GMT

Learn how to combine multiple cloud services into a single app, taking advantage of services offered by Microsoft Azure, Azure AppFabric Access Control, Bing Maps and Facebook.

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Forecast: Cloudy - Branch-Node Synchronization with SQL Azure, Part 2: Service-Based Sync

Tue, 01 Feb 2011 10:00:00 GMT

Learn how using Azure to sync corporate databases lets you scale to many more end nodes than are possible with direct-to-database synchronization.

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Forecast: Cloudy - Branch-Node Synchronization with SQL Azure

Tue, 04 Jan 2011 10:00:00 GMT

Learn how to use SQL Azure and the Sync Framework to move data between the corporate data center, various branches and individual devices.

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Forecast: Cloudy - SQL Azure and Microsoft Azure Table Storage

Tue, 02 Nov 2010 10:00:00 GMT

When migrating your applications to Azure, there are several data storage options to choose from. We’ll look at strengths of SQL Azure and Azure Table Storage to help you understand which is the right choice for your app.

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Forecast: Cloudy - Performance-Based Scaling in Microsoft Azure

Fri, 01 Oct 2010 10:00:00 GMT

One of the great features of cloud computing is the ability to scale up or down to serve the needs of the application owner. We’ll show you a technique for programmatically scaling your app in Azure based on application performance.

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