Speaker: Mei-Chin Tsai

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Partner Director of Software Eng Manager @Microsoft

Mei-Chin Tsai is a Engineering Director at Microsoft, responsible for Azure Cosmos DB developer experience. She leads the charge to evolve a frictionless developer experience for Azure Cosmos DB;  from the Software Development Kit, request routing gateway, to OSS APIs and tooling (such as Notebook and Portal). She was previously the Development Manager for .NET Runtime and C# in Microsoft’s Developer Division. Mei-Chin graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science. She joined Microsoft in 1994 and was one of the original developers on .NET. She is passionate about scalability, performance, quality, and developer experience. She is committed in growing and mentoring people. At spare time, she loves to travel and is an avid tennis player.

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Azure Cosmos DB: Low Latency and High Availability at Planet Scale

Azure Cosmos DB is a fully-managed, multi-tenant, distributed, shared-nothing, horizontally scalable database that provides planet-scale capabilities and multi-model APIs for Apache Cassandra, MongoDB, Gremlin, Tables, and the Core (SQL) APIs.

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Wednesday Nov 30 / 11:40AM PST ( 50 minutes )


Architecture High Availability Low Latency Scalability Storage Engine Partitioning and Replication Request Routing Gateway Cloud Infrastructure