Dave Fellows explains the Azure Batch Rendering, which is built on the Azure Batch service to provide capabilities for rendering 3D graphics for film and other visual media projects.

This is truly an idea whose time has come. Given the raw compute power of the cloud, there’s no reason that it can’t be turned into a giant render farm to make video rendering projects go faster without having to break the bank on a pricey desktop.

When I say pricey, I mean something to the tune of $15,000. Yeah, those desktops exist.

Check out the PC that Ryan from Film Riot spec’d out.

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Veljko Vasic explains how Azure SQL Database uses built-in intelligence to continuously monitors database usage so that it can detect disruptive events that cause poor performance.

Once detected, a detailed analysis is performed generating a diagnostic log with an intelligent assessment of the issue, which consists of a root cause analysis of the database performance issue and recommendations for performance improvements where possible (i.e., intelligent insights).

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.NET Rocks has a great interview with Dan Rosanova, product owner for Azure’s messaging services including Event Grid, Hybrid Connections, Event Hubs, and Service Bus.

Press the play button below to listen here or visit the show page at DataDriven.tv

Show Notes

Event-driven architecture in Azure! Carl and Richard talk to Dan Rosanova about Azure Event Grid, built to power event-driven and serverless apps in Azure. Dan talks about how Event Grid picks up where WebHooks leave off, providing simpler connectivity between a variety of event streams and routing to different event consumers. The conversation also digs into the broader concepts of event-driven architecture, using queuing and subscription patterns to build loose-coupled, highly scalable and reliable applications. This is architecture perfect for the cloud!