Disaster Recovery with VM Scale Sets & Geo-Replicated DBs

Last year we posted an article about different options available in Azure to implement a disaster discovery strategy. We strongly suggest to review that article as it gives good insights about what a disaster recovery strategy is within an already resilient Cloud Environment but also clear out a few misconceptions people have around DR-capability of … More Disaster Recovery with VM Scale Sets & Geo-Replicated DBs

Setup for populating Cosmos DB with random data using Logic Apps

We recently published an article about Cosmos DB Performance with Geospatial Data. In this article, we’re going to explain how to setup the environment in order to run those performance test. More importantly, we believe this article is interesting on its own as it shows how to use Logic Apps to populate a Cosmos DB … More Setup for populating Cosmos DB with random data using Logic Apps

Hacking: accessing a graph in Cosmos DB with SQL / DocumentDB API

Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s globally distributed multi-model database service. At this point in time (August 2017) there are four supported models:  DocumentDB (also named SQL because the query language is similar to T-SQL), MongoDB, Tabular & Gremlin. We’ve seen how to use Cosmos DB with Gremlin in a past article. Now here’s a little … More Hacking: accessing a graph in Cosmos DB with SQL / DocumentDB API

Extended Outage @ Instapaper – Resiliency example

I use Instapaper extensively to store the continuous flow of internet articles I want to read.  I created a bunch of tools integrating with it (e.g. monitoring atom feeds and sending new articles to Instapaper) Last week my tools didn’t work for a while so I finally logged in directly to the site.  The site … More Extended Outage @ Instapaper – Resiliency example