onstwedder 2019 overview

Somewhere during the end of 2018, I decided to upgrade onstwedder.com. Instead of a new look - I wanted to update the backend.

My plan started out as changing the Azure SQL into Cosmos DB. But during that transformation, I also realized it would be a smart thing to implement Azure Search as well.

There was no real need to change - Sure, Cosmos DB would scale infinitely but it's not that I have a growing amount of Usenetfuns that would cause an issue, nor a zillion of new blogs. The major reason to change was to get a feel for these services.

The transformation to a NoSQL database also ment I would have to migrate the data from the existing AzureSQL. I used microsoft's import-data tool for this.

The usenetfun data was migrated, most old blogs were removed, leaving me to start with a near clean slate.

So here is the new setup of onstwedder.com:

  • Azure WebApp + .Net Core 2.2
  • Azure Storage
  • Cosmos DB
  • Azure Search

onstwedder.com overview