Sunday, January 18, 2015

Azure pricing & features

How Azure Pricing Works | Microsoft Azure

Pricing - Websites, Web Apps, Blogs | Microsoft Azure
10 web sites, 1 GB storage, 1GB RAM: free

Pricing - SQL Database Web & Business | Microsoft Azure

Create a Website that uses MongoDB on MongoLab (.NET)
.5 GB free

Visual, IoT, Time Series Data: MetricsGraphics.js

MetricsGraphics.js - a library based on D3.js, optimized for visualizing and laying out time-series data
"a library built on top of D3 that is optimized for visualizing and laying out time-series data. It provides a simple way to produce common types of graphics in a principled, consistent and responsive way. The library currently supports line charts, scatterplots and histograms as well as features like rug plots and basic linear regression."
    5 Open Source Tools to Jumpstart Your Sensor Data Visualization
    @ TempoIQ (DB) "Fast, scalable monitoring & analysis of sensor data in your application."

    ASP.NET 5: OWIN, Katana, Topshelf, Async

    Building A Simple File Server With OWIN and Katana by by K. Scott Allen

    Topshelf Overview — Topshelf 3.0 documentation
    Topshelf is a Windows service framework for the .NET platform. Topshelf makes it easy to create a Windows service, test the service, debug the service, and ultimately install it into the Windows Service Control Manager (SCM).

    1620 pages, June 30 2015

    IBM, Samsung: IoT like Bitcoin

    IBM Reveals Proof of Concept for Blockchain-Powered Internet of Things
    "The ADEPT concept, or Autonomous Decentralized Peer-to-Peer Telemetry, taps blockchains to provide the backbone of the system, utilizing a mix of proof-of-work and proof-of-stake to secure transactions.

    IBM and Samsung chose three protocols – BitTorrent (file sharing), Ethereum (smart contracts) and TeleHash (peer-to-peer messaging) – to underpin the ADEPT concept. ADEPT was formally unveiled at CES 2015 in Las Vegas.

    According to the draft paper, blockchains deployed within the ADEPT system would serve as a ledger of existence for billions of devices that would autonomously broadcast transactions between peers in a three-tier system of peer devices and architecture. By using an implementation of the bitcoin protocol, ADEPT could serve as a bridge between many devices at low cost.

    Right from the time a product completes final assembly, it can be registered by the manufacturer into a universal blockchain representing its beginning of life. Once sold, a dealer or end customer can register it to a regional blockchain (a community, city or state).
    IBM and Samsung envision networks of devices that are capable of autonomously maintaining themselves. In theory, the paper states, appliances in the home would be able to signal operational problems and retrieve software updates on their own. Devices could also use ADEPT to communicate with other nearby devices in order to facilitate power bartering and energy efficiency."
    Internet of Things

    As expected, as we are approaching singularity the technology is getting stranger...
    Even now, the complexity of many systems is beyond comprehension of most humans...
    But it is interesting and often useful...