Scott Hanselman

New Corillian and Microsoft Scalability Case Study

September 27, '04 Comments [3] Posted in ASP.NET | DevDays | eFinance
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There's a new Corillian/Microsoft Scalability Case Study. A few highlights (Emphasis mine):

  • Currently, more than 19 million end users—or about 25 percent of U.S. online banking customers—use Corillian technology when they use their institution's online services for transactions such as checking balances, paying bills, and transferring funds between accounts. (Not bad for a Microsoft-based platform, eh? .NET works.)
  • Voyager 3.1 was able to support 70,000 concurrent users across multiple lines of business.
  • Voyager 3.1 was able to support a sustained throughput rate of more than 1,268 transactions per second — about 4.5 million successful transactions per hour—and a sustained session creation rate of more than 208 new sessions per second.
  • Voyager 3.1 supported more than 129,000 concurrent sessions across the system at peak load. This includes both active sessions, in which a user is executing transactions, and inactive sessions.
  • Voyager 3.1 supported a ramp-up from 0 to 70,000 users in only 15 minutes—without any adverse impact on performance—demonstrating that Voyager can sustain a large burst of users accessing information in a short time period without overwhelming the system.
  • Voyager 3.1 surpassed its previous benchmark of 30,000 concurrent users by 133 percent, with only a 32-percent increase in overall hardware cost.

It's fun to work on big stuff at Corillian. The case study is at the Microsoft site here.

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A tale of three Scotts worth listening to...

March 18, '04 Comments [3] Posted in DevDays
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Carl Franklin forwarded this along which contained a few fun things.

First, this DevDays attendee was really digging the DevDays DVD.  Word on the street is that it's worth the price of admission. :)  Kudos to Vertigo Software!

Secondly, he thought I was Scott Stanfield when he started reading my blog.  That's a compliment no matter which direction you look at it.  Scott's a friend and great speaker.  And it's always fun to see him and do the whole 'Scott!' 'Scott!' 'Scott?' 'Scott.' 'Scott...' back and forth. 

As it turns out, there are actually 3 distinct people named Scott that are really worth listening to if you get the chance.  As luck would have it, they've all been guests on .NET Rocks, so you DO have a chance. [Joshua Flanagan]

A nice bunch of Scott's to be associated with.  I'm sure there are others! :)  Who's your favorite Scott?  One day I vow to get off page 12!

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The Calm Before the Storm...and more Watch Musings

March 17, '04 Comments [0] Posted in DevDays | Movies
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It's 1am, and I'm finishing my DevDays Demos.  If you're in Portland, stop by the newly revamped Convention Center and check out DevDays.  We're putting on a good show.  I'll be showing a few naughty things as I try to break into Microsoft's implementation of OpenHack.

As I'm sitting here my Spot Watch announced that a new applet was available, this one showing Sports Scores!  Awesome.  I can't wait until the Movie Times one.  Also, it's currently downloading a new Watch Face.  It's Christmas in March.  Also, they fixed the Outlook Calendar Sync thing...I'm still trying to get details, but it appears the quota was either set to low, or the add-in was too chatty.  The limit is to prevent troublemakers, not regular users.

Also, rumor has it that these are some of the new channels coming VERY SOON:

  • Current Traffic
  • Dining Guide (nearby)
  • Movie Finder
  • Lottery, Horoscopes, This day in History

How about tiny black-and-white wallpaper? :)

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Scott Hanselman (that's me) on .NET Rocks! Live! Friday 9am PST over Windows Media and Skype.

February 19, '04 Comments [3] Posted in ASP.NET | DevDays | Web Services | XML
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Tomorrow (assuming I get up) I'll be on .NET Rocks Live! with Carl Franklin and Rory Blyth.  It's like Howard Stern, but with code, and it doesn't suck.

We're going to chat about all sorts of fun stuff. ASP.NET, XML, Web Services, Perf Counters, DevDays, etc.

Please do check it out.  If you're on the East Coast, listen to us at 12pm EST as if we were your lunch time radio show (the .NET Gang, those wacky pundits :) ), and if you're on the West Coast listen to us at 9am PST and pretend we're the .NET Morning Zoo!

If you'd like, check out my first .NET Rocks show, it's archived!

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Went to PDC? Get into DevDays free...

January 28, '04 Comments [4] Posted in DevDays | TechEd | Speaking | PDC
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I like to think I "got my start" at DevDays.  I've been doing DevDays in Portland since before the .COM days.  I used to think it was an annual thing, then one year there just wasn't one.  But, DevDays is back. 

They're live, local, fun, silly, powerful and chock-full of goodness.  I'm a lot less concerned about being dragged off the stage at DevDays that I am at TechEd or PDC, so I KNOW I'll be having a blast.  I usually sneak some fun stuff in to make sure the audience is paying attention. 

I'm going to give Session 4: Developing Secure Web Applications—Examining an End-To-End, Hack-Resilient Application, and Patrick Cauldwell is doing two Smart Client talks...and the man knows his stuff, my friends.

Be sure not to miss your local DevDays.  If you missed TechEd or PDC, go to DevDays.  As a bonus, if you attended PDC, you get in FREE.  There's some great speakers this year (I've seen the list) and a lot more 3rd party involvement than in previous years.

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