Vincent-Philippe Lauzon’s

Azure, Apps & Data

  • Azure DocumentDB: first use cases

    A few weeks ago Microsoft released (in preview mode) its new NoSQL Database: DocumentDB.

    Not Only SQL (NoSQL) databases are typically segmented in the following categories: Key-Value (e.g. Azure Table Storage, Redis), Column (e.g. HBase, Cassandra), Document (e.g. CouchDB, MongoDB) & Graph. By its name but mostly by its feature set, DocumentDB falls in the document category.

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  • How to improve Azure: Granularity of access

    In this blog series I explore some of the shortcomings of the Microsoft Azure platform (as of this date, April 2014) and discuss ways it could be improved. This isn’t a rant against the platform: I’ve been using and promoting the platform for more than four (4) years now and I’m very passionate about it. Here I am pointing...

  • How to improve Azure: Security Models

    In this blog series I explore some of the shortcomings of the Microsoft Azure platform (as of this date, April 2014) and discuss ways it could be improved. This isn’t a rant against the platform: I’ve been using and promoting the platform for more than four (4) years now and I’m very passionate about it. Here I am pointing...

  • How to improve Azure: Can you keep a secret?

    In this blog series I explore some of the shortcomings of the Windows Azure platform (as of this date, March 2014) and discuss ways it could be improved. This isn’t a rant against the platform: I’ve been using and promoting the platform for more than four (4) years now and I’m very passionate about it. Here...

  • How to improve Azure

    I'm very passionate about Windows Azure. I've been using and promoting the platform for more than four (4) years now.

    So I've been working with the technology for a while but in the recent month I've been involved on an intensive architecture project where we pushed the envelope of the platform. As a consequence we did hit quite a...