Hadoop on Azure CTP

The Microsoft’s Big Data solution pursues unlock business insights from all your structured and unstructured data, including large volumes of data. The roadmap for Big Data embraces Apache HadoopTM by distributing enterprise class, Hadoop-based solutions on both Windows Server and Windows Azure. The Apache Hadoop software library is a framework that allows for the distributed…


Scalability meets SQL Azure

The now live year end update to SQL Azure provides federation features across all geographies of SQL Azure. Don’t know what SQL Azure Federation is? Please, don’t miss the excellent TechNet Wiki page Federations: Building Scalable, Elastic, and Multi-tenant Database Solutions with SQL Azure. SQL Azure Federations is available through open specification promise, so anyone…


Enterprise Library 5.0 Integration Pack for Windows Azure

Some days ago the Enterprise Library 5.0 Integration Pack for Windows Azure was released,  this integration pack includes two application blocks: automatic scale for Web and Worker roles and transient fault handling. The complete set of features included in this pack are: – Autoscaling Application Block (“Wasabi“) to help you to automatically scale both Web and Worker…