Y Combinator Collaboration: Deploying SailsJS to Azure Web Apps

Y Combinator Collaboration: Deploying SailsJS to Azure Web Apps by Felix Rieseberg, Partner Catalyst Team   This case study describes the first open-source collaboration between TED and Y Combinator, enabling applications developed with SailsJS to be deployed directly to Azure.   Customer Problem SailsJS is an open-source real-time MVC framework for Node.js. It used widely…


Using nginx and Docker Containers on Azure to migrate a Java/HTML/MongoDB Solution

Overview By Shawn Cicoria, Partner Catalyst Team This case study focuses on migrating existing multi-tiered applications to Azure, using Docker containers and nginx to expedite rehydration and reduce the overall surface area for open ports for the main application. After reviewing this case study you’ll have a basic understanding on a use case for nginx…

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Using io.js with Azure Web Apps & Azure Websites

Using io.js with Azure Web Apps & Azure Websites By Felix Rieseberg, Partner Catalyst Team, with input from Domenic Denicola (Google, member of the ECMAScript/JavaScript technical committee).   This case study describes a solution that enables the use of io.js with Azure Web Apps (formerly known as Azure Websites).  Any developer interested in using the…


Use of hierarchical clustering to predict the end location of a trip

Use of Hierarchical Clustering to Predict the End Location of a Trip By Beat Schwegler, Partner Catalyst Team   In this case study, our customer needed to predict the end location of a trip so that they could effectively manage their car-sharing fleet.  We used Azure ML and Storm to build a model that predicts…


Optimizing Ember and Ember-CLI on Windows

Optimizing Ember and Ember-CLI on Windows By Felix Rieseberg, Partner Catalyst Team   Ember is one of the most popular MVC web frameworks available today – Yahoo, Vine, Groupon, LinkedIn, ZenDesk are only few of the websites built with it. This case study describes the development and usage of ember-cli-windows, a small command-line utility greatly…


Storing Data Securely in Azure Blob Storage with Azure Encryption Extensions

The Problem When building applications which require data encrypted at rest and on-the-wire there may be significant complexity added to the software development process.  Organizations building these types of applications must not only invest in the additional resources to write the code, but they must also ensure the implementation is actually secure. In this document…


AllJoyn Cordova Plugin

The Problem The AllJoyn protocol is an emerging leader in the device communications space. Think of it as “Internet of Things” on your local LAN — connecting your TV, lights, stereo and dishwasher to each other. See www.allseenalliance.org for details about the protocol and the alliance behind it. With active support from most major electronics…


Diagnosing Transient Network Issues and Deadlock on Azure Web Sites

Overview Diagnosing distributed system failures and deadlock conditions can be difficult. This case study provides insight on how to use existing tools from the Microsoft Azure platform. In addition utilities to assist in diagnosing and identification of root cause. With the information provided and the tools as a foundation, readers have additional guidance for identification…

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Data Anonymizing in Hadoop: A TED Case Study

Data Anonymizing in Hadoop: A TED Case Study by Beat Schwegler and Ivan Judson, Partner Catalyst Team   The Problem Our customer uses an on premise Cloudera Cluster to archive and mine customer related data. They wanted to use HDInsight for additional compute capacity and Microsoft Azure Machine Learning to create predictive models. However, their data…


DemocracyOS (YC-W15) and Deis on Azure: A TED Case Study

DemocracyOS (YC-W15) and Deis on Azure: A TED Case Study Steven Edouard, Tim Park The Problem  Who is Democracy OS? DemocracyOS (DOS) is a Y-Combinator Winter 2015 cohort non-profit startup that aims to redefine how organizations make decisions, from government to academic organizations. DOS aims to redistribute decision making in organizations by making it easy…

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