Browsing All Posts published on »October, 2011«

Integration in the Cloud: Part 2 – Shared Database Pattern

October 28, 2011


In the last post, I kicked off this series of blogs addressing how we can apply classic enterprise integration patterns to cloud scenarios.  Let’s look at the first pattern: shared database. What Is It? Sharing data via extract-transform-load (ETL) obviously isn’t timely.  So what if system need the absolute latest data available? I might need […]

Integration in the Cloud: Part 1 – Introduction

October 28, 2011


I recently delivered a session at QCon Hangzhou (China) on the topic of “integration in the cloud.” In this series of blog posts, I will walk through a number of demos I built that integrate a variety of technologies like Amazon Web Services (AWS) SimpleDB, Windows Azure AppFabric,, and a custom Ruby (Sinatra) app […]

Testing Out the New AppFabric Service Bus Relay Load Balancing

October 27, 2011


The Windows Azure team made a change in the back end to support multiple listeners on a single relay endpoint.  This solves a known challenge with the Service Bus.  Up until now, we had to be creative when building highly available Service Bus solutions since only a single listener could be live at one time.  […]

When to use SDKs and when to go “Go Native”

October 10, 2011


I’m going to China next week to speak at QCon and have spent the last few weeks building up some (hopefully interesting) demos.  One of my talks is on “cloud integration patterns” and my corresponding demos involve Windows Azure, a .NET client application,, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Cloud Foundry. Much of the integration […]

Interview Series: Four Questions With … Scott Seely

October 3, 2011


Autumn is upon us, but the Four Questions continue.  Welcome to the 35th interview in my ongoing series of chats with “connected technology” thought leaders.  This month, we’ve wrangled Scott Seely (@sseely) who is a consultant, Microsoft MVP, Microsoft Regional Director, noted author, and Pluralsight trainer. Scott is a smart fellow on topics like distributed […]


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