Introduction to Batch Processing with Azure Batch Services

In this day and age of cloud computing where everyone wants power and performance from their services, there are times when large amounts of data need to be processed in batches or CPU-intensive tasks need to be performed. Typically, this is done by running a service that starts a loop and kicks off background tasks that execute these batch or CPU-intensive tasks. In this DIY scenario, you would be responsible for maintaining the infrastructure (hardware and software) and making sure these services are running on at their optimal levels.

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Lixar Becomes a Technology Partner of NASCAR

NASCAR Partners With Lixar To Develop Best-In-Class At-Track Guest Experience

Multi-year Plan to Enhance Customer Service at National Series Events 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 26, 2016) — NASCAR and Lixar, a technology company driven by mobile and data science innovation, announced today a multi-year deal, designating the company as a preferred technology partner of NASCAR. Lixar specializes in mobile solutions for enterprise airline, automotive and travel clients and will work with NASCAR to enhance the guest experience at national series events, specifically related to garage access.

NASCAR’s Garage Access Program is a three-year initiative to enhance guests’ experience while visiting the garage. The initial steps of the project debuted during 2016 Daytona Speedweek when NASCAR’s in-house credentialing and registration operations merged to form The Guest Fulfillment Center. Working with Lixar, NASCAR plans to integrate state-of-the-art technology that will make the credential process easier and faster.

“The Garage Access Program will modernize and streamline the NASCAR credentialing process, providing industry guests with a more intuitive, informative and convenient system,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer. “Lixar technology will deliver a large-scale customer interaction solution that will reshape the guest experience when it comes to accessing the garage at NASCAR events.”

With the rapid evolution of mobile technology, Lixar specializes in connected product platforms and mobile-to-everything software solutions. Through personalized architecture, design, development, implementation, and support, Lixar will evolve the credential system and help push forward NASCAR’s renewed focus on improving the event experience.

“Lixar is thrilled to be part of the NASCAR family and to have the opportunity to enhance the garage and at-track experience for NASCAR and its fans,” said Bill Syrros, Lixar CEO.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season continues with the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, May 1 at 1 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

About Lixar
Lixar IT Inc. is a leader in mobile transportation technology. Driven by Mobile, Lixar creates enterprise-level connected product platforms and mobile to everything software solutions. With an air, auto, telco and emerging tech sector focus, Lixar specializes in developing end-to-end mobile innovation that leverages data science, IoT, proximity awareness and cloud technology expertise. @LixarIT

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™, NASCAR XFINITY Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit and, and follow NASCAR on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Snapchat (’NASCAR’).

Lixar Contact:
Shelley Fraser
Lixar Marketing Communications
(613) 720-9498 / (613) 722-0688 / (902) 405-4442

NASCAR Contact:
Chris Tropeano
NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications
(212) 326-1844




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Lixar awarded Microsoft Gold Application Development & Microsoft Silver Cloud Platform Partner Designation

Lixar, a leader in mobile transportation technology, enterprise-level product platforms and mobile to everything software solutions, today announced it has attained Microsoft Gold Application Development and Silver Cloud Platform Partner designation.

Lixar has demonstrated the technical competency and development robustness to support and grow Microsoft’s partner offerings and opportunities.

“It is an esteemed accomplishment to be recognized at the Gold Application Development and Silver Cloud Platform level,” said George Logaras, Lixar, Director of Sales.  “Lixar compliments its developers, architects, certified Microsoft Azure specialists and MVPs who have presented the very best technical know-how to help earn and achieve these designations.”

The Gold Application Development and Silver Cloud Platform achievement levels recognize partners who are leaders in developing innovative applications and solutions on the Microsoft platform using Microsoft development tools like Microsoft Azure.

Lixar offers the best-in-class solutions for:

  • Azure Development: SEM to Enterprise-level development.
  • Cloud Solution Provider (CSP):  Hosting with Azure is simple.  No contracts, no tokens, only managed services to optimize client solutions.
  • Architecture service: Built to your existing requirements or designed with new specifications in mind.
  • Coaching/Consulting:  Sharing best practices and development and operational know-how.
  • Azure PaaS​
  • Data Analytics / Hadoop/ HD Insights / Machine Learning​
  • Process / Performance Optimization ​
  • IoT development​
  • Java (on Azure)​
  • UX / UI​

To learn more about Microsoft, Azure Cloud, Lixar’s Microsoft Gold Application Development Partner or Silver Cloud Platform Partner designation, please contact


Microsoft Partner Gold Application Development


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