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September Meeting: Azure Autoscale and Distributed Systems at Scale


Food Sponsor: EA

Giveaway Sponsor: Compuware APM

Double Header! Two talks, Azure Autoscale and Distributed Systems at Scale.

Talk #1: Hands-on with Azure AutoScale

Azure AutoScale was announced at the 2013 Build Conference at the end of June.  To date, very little has been written about it.  We set up an application and loaded it down to see how AutoScale reacts.

Aaron Murray
Aaron Murray knows Technology and Business, and brings the two together with passion and flare. He is currently the leader of all things tech at the massively successful Austin company BuildASign.

Stephen Balkum
Stephen Balkum has been leading best-of-breed teams for over a decade and knows the difference between a technology company and a business that needs enabling technology.  He heads up Software Engineering at BuildASign.

Talk #2: Building Resource Efficient Distributed Systems At Scale

To provide the world's first ever search engine for data, Datafiniti crawls over 50 million web pages and indexes terabytes worth of data every day using a mix of both dedicated and volunteer compute resources. Those resources are continuously utilized to power a suite of applications involved in data collection, cleanup, storage and presentation. To date our architecture has been fairly static but in this talk we intend to share our plans and initial work on converting both our hardware and software infrastructure into a more dynamic substrate that can serve our ever changing needs. We believe the primary use of our compute resources (globally distributed web crawling) brings a fresh set of challenges to existing tools, techniques and frameworks for building resource-efficient distributed systems.

The speaker's name is Michael Pellon, who is an Operations Engineer at Datafiniti.

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  • Michael M.

    We're giving away 30 FREE TICKETS to this weekend's American Le Mans Race at Circuit of the Americas. ENTER NOW by answering 5 short survey questions!

    1 · September 19, 2013

    • Karthik

      Hi Michael, Thanks for following up on this!! Hope the family is well! Free tickets y'all, for a short survey!!

      September 19, 2013

  • Aater S.

    A bit of shameless marketing here but its very timely. My company is building an auto-scaling SaaS, VyScale, which fixes the issues brought up in the presentation and adds several more capabilities. We are right here in Austin near the Domain and are in early Beta. Looking for early beta partners to try if anyone is interested.

    September 18, 2013

  • Stephen B.

    Great meetup. Here is the AutoScale presentation:

    September 18, 2013

  • Jim b.

    Presentation was good, believe the autoscale needs a bit of enhancement.

    September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry I won't be able to attend.

    September 17, 2013

    • Karthik

      No worries John; hopefully we will see you next month.

      September 17, 2013

  • Anand

    Awesome story from Datafiniti !

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • Karthik

    We have our sponsorships squared away!

    Our food sponsor is going to be @EA! (Thanks @Jason Brewer)

    Also! @Compuware APM is doing a *giveaway* for 5 tickets to the American Le Mans race at the Circuit of the Americas this weekend! (Thanks @Michael Masterson)

    Come on out, this meeting will be a blast!

    September 16, 2013

  • Michael M.

    We'll be raffling off 5 tickets for this weekend's American Le Mans race at COTA. Don't miss out!

    2 · September 16, 2013

  • Ernest M.

    We still need a sponsor, we had a couple offers but they all fell through.

    September 13, 2013

    • Karthik

      Please email [masked] if your company is interested!

      September 13, 2013

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