Two self-proclaimed “Server Huggers” will take you along their journey of how they overcame their apprehension of Cloud technologies to level up their IT Skills. In other words bringing clarity to the role of the IT Professional in a cloud world. This two part demo heavy session provides practical real world examples of how to replicate and extend an existing on premise infrastructure to the next generation of Server and Cloud - opening the door to simple, predictable and scalable IT solutions that put the IT Professional back in control. Part Two: Find out the real world difference between using your own big room of blinky lights or extending to the cloud.
Learn how devs Michael Hedgpeth and John Kerry of NCR teamed to introduce DevOps into their organization, using Chef to set-up a large performance testing environment with a rapid deployment pipeline. Using continuous testing and delivery, they were able to optimize solution performance to meet a customer's anticipated tenfold increase in traffic without adding additional infrastructure—and one month ahead of schedule. Michael and John discuss how they broke down specific business problems into consumable pieces, and, though use of DevOps practices, shifted from a culture of blame to a culture of innovation.
Microsoft Azure DB is a purpose built JSON document database that is ideal for use in developing the next generation of modern web and mobile applications. DocumentDB provides the scale and performance of benefits of a NoSQL database but without forcing developers to take a productivity hit at design time in order to use it. In this session we'll deep dive into the capabilities that set DocumentDB apart from RDBMS stores as well its NoSQL brethren. We'll look at how DocumentDB finally delivers on the schema-free promise of NoSQL with whole document indexing and a range of language integrated query mechanisms. We'll look at how DocumentDB provides the sort of data tier programmability that developers take for granted in relational stores but which, to date, has always been a little undercooked in NoSQL land. Finally we'll examine how to get the best performance out of DocumentDB by tuning the consistency level to your application requirements and tweaking your index and query strategies where required. If you're building web and mobile apps on Microsoft Azure then this session will help you to evaluate how DocumentDB can get those apps built faster, scaling better and running more cost effectively than other data storage approaches.