Monthly archives: July 2015

How-old.net: Augmenting Virality in Real Time with Batch Analytics using Data Factory

01 July 2015

Microsoft launched the How-old.net demo as part of the keynote presentation at Build2015. We started the demo as a test for 50 users but it went viral with more than 33 million users and 236 million images in less than a week of activity. Very soon, this turned out to be a big data question, and we decided to augment real time with historic data analytics.

Principal Program Manager, Azure Data Factory

Inside Azure Search: Chaos Engineering

01 July 2015

As systems scale, we expect nodes to fail ungracefully in random and unexpected ways, networks to experience sudden partitions, and messages to be dropped at any time. Azure Search uses chaos engineering to help solve this problem.

Software Engineer, Azure Search