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Project Bletchley - Blockchain infrastructure made easy

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Azure

We are very excited to announce the next phase of our support of blockchain on Microsoft Azure with the launch of an early version of the Bletchley v1 infrastructural substrate. By leveraging ARM, we have shipped an Azure Quickstart Template to make it sufficiently easier and quicker to deploy and configure a consortium Ethereum network with minimal Azure and Ethereum knowledge.

Azure DocumentDB powers the modern marketing intelligence platform

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Program Manager, Azure DocumentDB

Affinio is an advanced marketing intelligence platform that enables brands to deeply understand their users in a deeper level. Affinio’s business model centers on extracting marketing insights for its clients—from billions of points of social media data to more narrowly focused marketing efforts. In order to store and process billions of social network connections without the overhead of database management, data partitioning, and data indexing, they chose Azure DocumentDB. You can read more about Affinio’s usage of DocumentDB in this new case study.

Azure Event Hubs Archive is now in public preview, providing efficient micro-batch processing

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Program Manager, Azure Service Bus

Of the many key scenarios for Event Hubs, are long term data archival and downstream micro-batch processing. Customers typically use compute (Event Processor Host/Event Receivers) or Stream Analytics jobs to perform these archival or batch processing tasks. These along with other custom downstream solutions involve significant overhead with regards to scheduling and managing batch jobs. Why not have something out-of-the-box that solves this problem? Well, look no further – there’s now a lovely, nifty feature called Event Hubs Archive!