A Lap Around DocumentDB


The Microsoft folks continue to beaver away in PaaS-land, serving up new Platform as a Service offerings on an almost weekly basis. One of the best of these is the new pay-as-you-go DocumentDB service; a fully managed, highly-scalable NoSQL (JSON) document database. During my talk, I’ll give a brief overview of the offering, going into the whys and what-fors, but also taking time to point out a number of pitfalls and concepts you’ll need to consider. Given the limited schedule, I won’t be able to show you everything, but even so, I expect to show a good deal of working code.

Louis Berman

Louis Berman is a serial entrepreneur who co-founded four different technology firms and was employed as a CTO at GiftCertificates.com and Kideo.com. He presently serves as a Cloud Solutions Architect (CSA) at Microsoft. Mr. Berman developed the very first global-scale CDN deployed on Azure (predating Microsoft’s own offering by some 19 months!), plus three different automated trading platforms, a 3,200-core HPC cluster that delved into crop genomics—the largest RDMA-style cluster ever fielded in Azure up until that point, in late 2016—and countless other projects both on and off the cloud. Mr. Berman currently serves as CSA for the largest Azure customer (both by monthly spend and breadth of usage) in Microsoft Northeast. As a speaker, Mr. Berman has presented on a variety of technical and scientific topics. Recent presentations include “WebJobs (My Next SuperPower!)” for Philly Code Camp, “Batch Processing in Azure” for Microsoft’s TechReady and “ScopeSeeing: A Lifelong Quest to Visit The World’s Greatest Telescopes” for the Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF); the world’s largest astronomy event. An avid astronomer, Mr. Berman led the very first visual observation of Eris—the largest dwarf planet in our solar system—and is the president of the Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers.