Searching with Elasticsearch on Windows Azure Linux VM + Overview of AzureWatch

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Join us for two talks - 1. AzureWatch Overview @ 6:30 followed by 2. Searching with elasticsearch on Windows Azure @ 7:00 - both on Feb 20, 2014 Boston Azure Meeting at NERD.

AGENDA

6:00-6:25 - Gather, have some pizza, grab a cold drink, socialize

6:25-6:30 - Call to order, grab a seat

6:30-7:00 - AzureWatch talk (details below)

7:00-8:15 - elasticsearch talk (details below)

8:15-8:30 - Giveaways, announcements

8:30-?:00 - Possibly grab a cold beverage nearby

DETAILS ON elasticsearch TALK

Search is a perennial challenge in many applications, including those running on the cloud. Making news recently was elasticsearch when Wikipedia selected it as their new search engine, replacing their aging in-house Lucene wrapper. They also considered going with Solr, but elasticsearch came out on top, as explained in this a recent blog post (http://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/01/06/wikimedia-moving-to-elasticsearch/).

Join us for a talk by Chris Morley as he gives an overview of elasticsearch on a Linux back-end running on a Linux VM in Windows Azure. In this talk, Chris will explain elasticsearch while demoing functionality through 2 different front-ends: a Windows 8 Store app (Xaml / Windows Store), and a more traditional web app using Windows Azure Web Sites with jQuery.

DETAILS ON AzureWatch TALK

AzureWatch is one of the earliest available commercial services targeted at the Windows Azure platform. AzureWatch provides a range of management and monitoring features as a commercial service. In our opening talk, Igor Papirov (@ipapirov (https://twitter.com/ipapirov)), founder of Paraleap Technologies (@paraleap (https://twitter.com/paraleap)), architect of AzureWatch, and an Azure Insider will demo the product and answer your questions.

[Note: NERD has a policy requiring that community visitors sign a waiver as they enter the facility. This is part of the sign-in sheet at the security desk when entering. The text of this can be found here: http://www.meetup.com/bostonazure/pages/NERD_Waiver/ ]

1/21/2014 - 6:00pm-8:30pm - Thomas Paul room, set theater for 40 people.