Back to Writing and Experiences Sharing

Hello everyone, I’ve completely stopped writing a while back and I really miss sharing my experiences  in this b#log, and so I’d like to inform everyone that I’m back on the writing part again and in order to make myself more compliant with writing I’ll make sure I’ll write at least once a week sharing all my crazy experiences and works around Windows Azure. Lately I’ve been working with a lot of different moving parts of Windows Azure like, IaaS, Media Services, Mobile Service, as well as BigData (HDInsight) and HPC and so a lot to share on those from … Continue reading Back to Writing and Experiences Sharing

How to choose the right Relational Database Service you should use in Windows Azure

Now with Windows Azure SQL Database as well as SQL Server inside a Windows Azure Virtual Machine an important question comes up, and that is, Which Relational Database Service should I use for my solution in Windows Azure? In order to help answering this question I did a flowchart that should help. (this is a simplification of the process but should answer most of the questions) What are the features that aren’t supported in SQL Database you might be asking. Here’s a list: SQL Server Utility SQL Server PowerShell Provider. PowerShell scripts can be run on an on-premise computer, however, … Continue reading How to choose the right Relational Database Service you should use in Windows Azure

Tips & Tricks to Build Multi-Tenant Databases with SQL Databases

Last Wednesday I delivered another session at the Visual Studio Live @ Redmond conference this time about “Tips & Tricks to Build Multi-Tenant Databases with SQL Databases”. The feedback from the session attendees was very good and this is a quick summary of the most important aspects. First thing in order to be successful is understanding exactly what is Windows Azure SQL Databases (formally SQL Azure) and how it works. If we look at it from a high level, SQL Databases are actually: SQL Server database technology delivered as a service on Windows Azure This is actually a Shared Environment … Continue reading Tips & Tricks to Build Multi-Tenant Databases with SQL Databases

Tips and Tricks on Building Event Driven Architectures with Windows Azure Service Bus

Just now I did a presentation at Visual Studio Live @ Redmond under the topic “Tips & Tricks on Building Event Driven Architecture with Service Bus”. One of the very interesting things to understand is that a lot of us already use Event Driven Architectures even without knowing it. That was one of the parts I explained in the session, since a lot of us currently use messaging mechanisms to decouple our solutions, and that’s already building things in an event driven way. A summary of the session for the people who didn’t attend is: What is Event Driven Architecture? … Continue reading Tips and Tricks on Building Event Driven Architectures with Windows Azure Service Bus

Service Bus 1.0 Beta

We all know about Windows Azure Service Bus and how it allows features like Relay, Messaging and even integration. Personally this is one of my favorite features in Windows Azure but all this only worked in the Cloud and sometimes the same features and capabilities would be very good if they were available On-Premises also. That’s exactly what Service Bus 1.0 is, it’s getting those capabilities and features to the On-Premises world also, making it easier to have a complete parity between Cloud and On-Premises. Of course this version isn’t still the full version of what we see on the … Continue reading Service Bus 1.0 Beta