Report on K-MUG organized Microsoft Cloud DevCon 2015 at Infopark Kochi

01 K-Mug Community council Member Mr. Praveen Nair welcoming the guests. On the stage, (from left) Smartcity Toastmasters founder Mr. Joji Varghese, Authentic Journeys CEO Ms. Jennifer Kumar, Orion India Systems Head of Data Analytics Dr. Arun Marar Ph.D and Katalyti.com CEO Mr. Vivek Prasannan

KOCHI: Kerala Microsoft Users Group (K-MUG) in association with Microsoft had organized CLOUD DEVCON 2015 at Kochi Infopark on Saturday, 28 March 2015. The cloud focused full day technology event was inaugurated by the founder of Smartcity Toastmasters Mr. Joji Varghese. In the inaugural address Mr. Joji spoke about the importance of improving communication and leaderships skills by the people working in IT industry. Katalyti.com CEO Mr. Vivek Prasannan shared his knowledge as a serial entrepreneur through his talk on “Enabling Business through IT”. Authentic Journeys CEO Ms. Jennifer Kumar presented a session on streamlining intercultural communications happening between employees in India and their onsite counterparts – “Work Local, Think Global”.

speakers

Dr. Arun Marar PH.d, from Princeton University who is currently heading the Data Science department at Orion India Systems kick started the day’s technology sessions with the hot topic – Data Analytics latest trends. Followed by this, various interactive and demo based technology sessions had been presented by well-known technology experts from different companies in Kerala. Praveen Nair, Yanesh Tyagi, Praseed Pai, Anuraj Parameswaran, Safil Sunny and Krishnakumar were honored by K-MUG at the end of the event by presenting the mementoes for their knowledge sharing sessions in the event.

The event was sponsored by Microsoft, Orion India Systems and Katalyti.com and was volunteered by K-Mug and Orion India. Students were awarded with participation certificates.

 

Microsoft Cloud DevCon 2015 – 28 March 2015

Kerala Microsoft DevCon 2015 will be held on 28th March 2015. This was planned for 14th March which we were forced to postpone due to the state wide unpredicted strike/hartal. Because of this we have two speaker changes, but we made sure we were able add two powerful but hot topics.

 

Updated Microsoft Certification Roadmap

Download Url: https://borntolearn.mslearn.net/certification/m/certgallery/372293/download

Blog: https://borntolearn.mslearn.net/b/weblog/archive/2015/01/30/updated-certification-roadmap-now-available

 

Lambda architecture

Nathan Marz came up with the term Lambda Architecture (LA) for a generic, scalable and fault-tolerant data processing architecture, based on his experience working on distributed data processing systems at Backtype and Twitter. Read more here.

Wiki says – Lambda architecture is a data-processing architecture designed to handle massive quantities of data by taking advantage of both batch- and stream-processing methods. This approach to architecture attempts to balance latency, throughput, and fault-tolerance by using batch processing to provide comprehensive and accurate views of batch data, while simultaneously using real-time stream processing to provide views of online data. The two view outputs may be joined before presentation. The rise of lambda architecture is correlated with the growth of big data, real-time analytics, and the drive to mitigate the latencies of map-reduce.

Read more here.

File:Diagram of Lambda Architecture (generic).png

Ref:

  1. http://www.drdobbs.com/database/applying-the-big-data-lambda-architectur/240162604
  2. http://lambda-architecture.net/
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lambda_architecture
 

Azure Data Factory Editor: A Light Weight Web Editor

The main goal of the ADF Editor is to allow users to be productive with ADF by getting pipelines up & running quickly without requiring any PowerShell installation or ramp up on the cmdlets. You can now do all of your JSON editing, deployment and management operations from the ADF within the Azure preview portal. The ADF editor is our first step towards a full authoring experience.