Installing MariaDB Galera Cluster on Windows Azure

MariaDB Enterprise Cluster in the Azure Marketplace Update: this article describes how to install MariaDB manually on Azure, using the Classic stack. If you are looking for an out-of-the-box solution, you will now find MariaDB Enterprise Cluster in the Azure Marketplace : a production-grade configuration that you can deploy in one click. Check it out! Install…

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How to use the Windows Azure Service Management API from cURL to create Virtual Machines

Recently a partner asked me for some simples examples of using the Windows Azure Management API from that most universal Swiss army knife of HTTP debug tools, namely the infamous cURL. Specifically, he was looking for an example of how to create a Linux machine from the command line using just cURL. There is already…

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Deploying Ruby on Rails and MongoDB in Windows Azure using the Linux Command-Line Tools (Part 2)

In this second part, we are going to install MongoDB on a separate server, and get our Ruby on Rails talking to it! I am going to use the second VM we created in the previous post, as a reminder we used a command like this: $ azure vm create testruby “CANONICAL__Canonical-Ubuntu-12-04-amd64-server-20120528.1.3-en-us-30GB.vhd” tom “password” –connect web1…

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Running Redis on a CentOS Linux VM in Windows Azure

With the new version of the Windows Azure platform we announced on June 7th, it is now possible to create and run persistent virtual machines, with an extended choice of operating systems, including now several Linux distributions (Ubuntu, CentOS and SUSE). These virtual machines (Linux or Windows) start on a durable disk, stored as a…

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Using the Windows Azure PHP SDK command-line tools on Linux

No, you are not dreaming, and yes, it works: using the latest version of the PHP SDK for Windows Azure, you can use the command-line tools (and the API, for that matter) on Linux! Here’s how. You may first need to install PHP proper on your machine; here’s how to do it on Ubuntu: sudo…

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Deploying the Java sample app to Windows Azure using the Starter Kit & Eclipse Plugin

In a previous post, I have presented a little sample Java web application I have written to demonstrate how you can use Windows Azure Platform resources from a Java web application. It’s a simple starting point that includes the basic building blocks like the Windows Azure Java SDK, the SQL Azure JDBC driver, a sample…

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Java sample application for Windows Azure

I have published on GitHub the source code for a very simple Java Web application, that includes all the basic building blocks you would need to start developing a “real” Java application for Windows Azure. It takes the form of an Eclipse project that contains the following elements: A “classic” JSP application (very 20th century…

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Deploying Ruby in Windows Azure

You probably know already that the Windows Azure Platform supports many types of technologies; we often mention Java or PHP in that regard, but today I would like to show you how to deploy a basic Ruby application in Windows Azure. This will also give us the opportunity to see a few utilities and tips…

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