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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 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 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.