Episode 144 - DASH

by Evan Basilik September 16, 2016

We have a great chat with James Baker, from the Azure DX team, about an interesting service that he has worked on called DASH that helps get around the current performance limitations on Storage accounts.

https://github.com/MicrosoftDX/DASH 

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode144.mp3

 

Other updates:

Join the Microsoft Azure Stack Meetup @ Ignite 2016
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/join-the-microsoft-azure-stack-meetup-ignite-2016/

Azure Event Hubs Archive is now in public preview, providing efficient micro-batch processing
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-event-hubs-archive-in-public-preview/

Service Fabric on Linux support available this month
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/service-fabric-on-linux-support-available-this-month/

Announcing the General Availability of Storage Service Encryption for Data at Rest
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-general-availability-of-storage-service-encryption-for-data-at-rest/

Free ebook: Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure, Second Edition
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/microsoft_press/2016/09/01/free-ebook-microsoft-azure-essentials-fundamentals-of-azure-second-edition/

Devcon 2 - Ethereum conference
https://ethereumfoundation.org/devcon/

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Episode 61 - Storage Performance Guidelines

by Sujit D'Mello January 23, 2015

We talk to Jeff Irwin, a Senior PM in the Azure Storage team about some of the common things to watch for when using Blobs, Queues and Tables so that you get the maximum performance.

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode61.mp3

Storage Performance Checklist:

http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/storage-performance-checklist/

 

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Episode 57 - Storage Updates

by Evan Basilik December 17, 2014

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Episode 4 - Storage

by Sujit D'Mello November 7, 2013

We talk about some of the Storage options available in Windows Azure, specifically Blobs and Tables. We will cover Queues at a later episode when talking about the Service Bus.

  • Blob Containers
  • Programming
  • Page/Block blobs
  • Upload tools
  • Local and Geo Replication
  • Redundancy
  • Security
  • Tables - basic structure
  • How to create your own table structures
  • LINQ syntax for querying tables.
  • REST API for storage access
  • Current challenges using storage and some workarounds.

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode4.mp3

 

 

Updates

 

  • Storage: Import/Export Hard Disk Drives to your Storage Accounts - securely ship hard disk drives to move data.
  • VMs: New VM Gallery UI, ACL support for VIPs via portal;
  • Web Sites: WebSocket and Remote Debugging Support
  • Notification Hubs: Segmented customer push notification support with tag expressions
  • TFS & GIT: Continuous Delivery Support for Web Sites + Cloud Services
  • Developer Analytics and Monitoring: New Relic support for Web Sites + Mobile Services in partnership with New Relic with Windows Azure Management Portal making it really easy to configure.
  • Service Bus: Support for partitioned queues and topics.
  • Billing: New Billing Alert Service that sends emails notifications when your bill hits a threshold you define
  • New Windows Azure Cache Service http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/services/cache/

 

Links

 

Windows Azure PowerShell CmdLets

 

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj152841.aspx 

 

Announcing the preview of a new Windows Azure service: Windows Azure Scheduler

 

http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/services/scheduler/ 

 

http://alexandrebrisebois.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/create-database-diagrams-of-your-windows-azure-sql-databases/

 

 

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