July 2nd, 2018 | 16 mins 11 secs
application development, big data, data, developers, devops, enterprise software, microservices, microsoft, oracle, sap, software development, vexata
Data in microservice-based environments can be difficult to manage at scale. When application servers scale to near infinity, the datastores can't necessarily expand to meet that demand; they can only be optimized to keep up, and perhaps sharded. Considering just how much enterprise information is stored in some of those large systems, it's a worrying proposition to be asked by management to increase application performance when much of it is tied to an Oracle or Microsoft database.
May 2nd, 2018 | 29 mins 13 secs
business culture, business development, cloud, community development, culture, microservices, microsoft, software
For this episode of The New Stack Makers, TC Currie chats with Bridget Kromhout, principal cloud developer advocate at Microsoft, a frequent speaker and program committee member for tech conferences, leader of the DevOpsDays organization globally and the DevOps community at home in Minneapolis.
Episode 264: Azure CTO: Open Source is Key Component to Machine Learning in the Cloud, or On the Edge
March 22nd, 2018 | 10 mins 3 secs
cloud, cloud platforms, microsoft, microsoft azure, open source, open source initiatives, open source leadership summit, open source software, osls, programming
In this interview recorded at the Open Source Leadership Summit, Azure CTO Mark Russinovich and The New Stack’s Founder Alex Williams discussed how Microsoft builds on and contributes to open source for Azure’s AI and machine learning.
March 1st, 2018 | 23 mins 28 secs
azure, azure databricks, azure sql database, big data, cloud, data, databases, databricks, developers, devops, microsoft, microsoft connect 2017, open source
Rohan Kumar is general manager of Database Systems Group at Microsoft. He covers SQL Server, the RBDMS and all of the Azure PaaS properties for relational databases. This includes Azure SQL database, Azure SQL Data Warehouse. It also spans out to open source-based databases including, Azure Database for MySQL, Azure Database for Postgres, Azure database for MariaDB. He also sponsored the partnership between Databricks and Microsoft.
January 23rd, 2018 | 17 mins 16 secs
apis, azure, azure container instances, brigade, kashti, kubernetes, microsoft, microsoft azure, open service broker api, virtual kubelet
Microsoft’s support of the open source Kubernetes container orchestration tool seems to grow by the day. Direct from Kubecon/CloudNativeCon 2017, recently held in Austin, we spoke with Microsoft Distinguished Engineer Brendan Burns as well as with Gabe Monroy, the Microsoft Azure program lead for containers. We chatted about about the latest tools that have come from Microsoft to enable Kubernetes for a wider array of workloads.
November 27th, 2017 | 20 mins 13 secs
ai, artificial intelligence, cognitive services, developers, devops, disabilities, machine learning, microsoft
Microsoft is one of the few companies who owns massive machine learning and Artificial Intelligence platforms. Microsoft is now making it easier for its customers and to leverage its AI capabilities.
At Microsoft Connect, we sat down with Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Cloud AI Platform to learn more about Microsoft’s AI technologies, including machine learning, cognitive services, the bot framework and how the company is bringing all these capabilities for developers to build applications in cloud with AI.
October 31st, 2017 | 14 mins 57 secs
azure container service, container ecosystem, container orchestration, dockercon europe 2017, kubernetes, microsoft
In July 2016, one of the co-founders of Kubernetes, Brendan Burns joined Microsoft. Over a time Microsoft became extremely active in the Kubernetes community. A year later in July 2017, Microsoft even joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation that houses the Kubernetes project.
October 11th, 2017 | 18 mins 29 secs
app service on linux, azure, cloud foundry foundation, cloud native computing foundation, corporate culture, linux, linux foundation, microsoft, microsoft azure, open source, open source ecosystem, open source summit 2017
Microsoft has taken an approach that essentially meets the developer halfway by providing abstractions so tools like Jenkins and Terraform can seamlessly work in hybrid, multi-cloud environments using third-party tools. It's a mouthful but speaks to the concept of federation and how abstracting operations has become an important philosophy for Microsoft as it works to help developers bridge the gaps that have long been impassable. The intricate operations requirements to glue disparate components has long eluded customers. To close the gap means meeting developers where they are.
In essence, Microsoft is offering a platform for developers to use the tools they know and love instead of rebuilding from scratch, said Arun Chandrasekhar, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft Azure, who joined us for a conversation at OpenSource Summit in Los Angeles in September.
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/0ZzwPeAnI3g
October 9th, 2017 | 19 mins 29 secs
business culture, business development, cloud, community development, culture, microservices, microsoft, open source, software
Julia Liuson joined Microsoft 25 years ago working as a developer on Microsoft Access. Continuing her work in the Visual Studio space, Liuson now is the corporate manager of developer tools and services. Changes started to come five year ago when Satya Nadella became CEO and quickly acted to start changing the company culture and embrace cloud services.
"Back then, as a developer, you simply weren’t allowed to look at open source software without an approval from VP," Liuson said about Microsoft. "That was just four years ago. Can you imagine?”
Three years ago came the real push to open source and what Liuson describes as an obsession with customer satisfaction, backed by engineering deliverables, cultural shift and delivery.
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/DPVCdLTwYpQ
October 5th, 2017 | 12 mins 14 secs
azure, azure app service, cloud, cloud native technologies, containers, docker, jenkins, linux, microsoft, microsoft azure, open source, open source summit, open source summit 2017, solomon hykes, terraform
A long running narrative about complexity has served as a story line for many years in the communities that made distributed systems possible. For example, Microsoft recently announced that Azure App Service now runs on Linux. The underlying infrastructure depends on Docker to run containers that are either built in with specific stack versions, or developers’ own custom containers. Microsoft is participating in open source communities and using technologies to abstract complexities for developers building web applications.
"It allows to deploy, run and scale web apps quickly without thinking about the infrastructure," said Ahmed Elnably, Program Manager II at Microsoft, in an interview at Open Source Summit.
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/BWYEO5UpU4s