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

Wednesday, July 1, 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