Windows Azure from Startup to Scale

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As a consumer web startup, you spend a significant portion of your time raising awareness of your brand and driving traffic to your site. But, what happens when you succeed? How do you scale instantly from on-boarding 1 new user an hour to 1 new user every 5 seconds? MyWebCareer operates one of the most sophisticated and complex platforms on Windows Azure. For each new users that registers, our data discovery engine runs dozens of searches in real-time against 10 different 3rd party API’s. Add to this the subsequent data normalization, entity, link and semantic analysis and career scoring and you have a platform that requires some pretty hefty processing power. Learn how MyWebCareer found out at 6pm on a Thursday night in March 2011 that they’re on the front page of Mashable.com and how they scaled within 20 minutes to support the resulting spike in traffic and data processing.
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    Jarvis

    Worst Infomercial Ever.

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    Anotherlab

    This session was an infomercial for the MyWebCareer product.  I walked out at the halfway point.

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    Flynn0r

    I agree...

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    Holt

    I understand and appreciate the give and take here. Microsoft gives a startup a chance to pitch their product/service but in turn the presenter needs to give back to Microsoft and talk about their technology.

    This presentation doesn't do that. Complete waste of bandwidth.

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