StreamInsight and reference data (lists, databases, etc)

Using reference data in StreamInsight is a very common scenarios; some examples would be: Monitoring process control event streams for values that exceed a given threshold (for example, a valve’s pressure exceeding a certain safety threshold). Enriching utility usage information in a smart metering scenario with user and geography information (for example, to allow visualization…

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Creating a basic logging wrapper for StreamInsight adapters/applications using log4net

There are many different ways of implementing logging on the Microsoft .NET platform (Trace, ETW, etc).  To provide for a range of flexibility (not necessary for this post.. just setting the stage) let’s go ahead and put together a generic logging interface that we’ll use throughout various applications (all of the code samples I post…

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Attending and presenting at SQL PASS 2010 next week

A number of us will be attending SQL PASS 2010 next week, both presenting some great content around AppFabric, StreamInsight and SQL Server, and hanging out with our SQLCAT colleagues (wearing the same shiny green shirts!) in the SQL Server Clinic and Ask-The-Experts.  We’ll be presenting: AD485A SQLCAT: Next Generation Real Time Data Processing using…

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(Part 1) – Motorola XR450 and BizTalk RFID: Hands On

Continuing the (much delayed) postings on putting together basic end to end systems with RFID readers and BizTalk RFID, I’m going to delve into how to configure and deploy Motorola’s XR450 RFID reader.  As usual, the primary steps covered are: Setting up the reader (from the shipping box to the network) Performing native firmware updates…

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(Part 2) – Hands on with Biztalk RFID and the Alien 9650

Building on the previous post, the next thing we’ll do is use Biztalk RFID to connect to the Alien 9650.  This post assumes that you’ve gone through the steps in part 1. Connectivity and configuration with Biztalk RFID Now the part we’ve all been waiting for – firing up Biztalk RFID, and using it in…

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(Part 1) – Hands on: Building an End to End Solution with Biztalk RFID and the Alien 9650

As the first post in a hands-on focused series on building out solutions with Biztalk RFID, I’m going to walk through the process of creating an end to end solution with Biztalk RFID and the Alien 9650 RFID reader.  Future posts in this series will cover the Motorola XR450, Impinj Speedway, and others.  The primary…

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PowerShell and BizTalk RFID (1) – Providers and Server Configuration

Been on the road pretty much non-stop since January, so I haven’t had the opportunity to post as much as I’d like.  However, it looks like the next couple of months will be a little more reasonable in terms of the travel schedule, so I should be able to clear out a bit of the…

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Secundus Posting (of sorts)

It’s been a while since there’s been any new content on here (well, let’s be honest, a very long time).  My role at Microsoft has shifted a bit in the last year, going down a slightly different direction and focusing on a new technology area.  I shifted over to covering StreamInsight on the SQL Customer…

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Building your First End to End StreamInsight Application (Going Deep on Adapters)

So you’ve heard about this shiny StreamInsight thing, perhaps from my last post, and want to build something for yourself and understand how all of this stuff fits together.  At this point you should have your Visual Studio environment up and running, along with StreamInsight installed (if you don’t, have a look at this post). …

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