Pushing Innovation with Microsoft: From Connected Car to Blockchain

Lixar I.T. News, Tech

When Lixar was approached by Delphi to create the first aftermarket connected car product, Microsoft Azure proved to be the perfect canvas for connected car innovation. Thanks to an ever-expanding universe of integrated tools such as Azure Service Fabric and Service Bus, Lixar reached into the depths of its vastly rich toolkit to push the limits of the possible.

Setting out with the goals of reducing cost, increasing performance, and eliminating SQL scalability bottlenecks, Lixar achieved and exceeded these targets through divergent thinking. Keeping the data close to the compute layer, partitioning both the data and storage devices, and designing for high availability and reliability allowed Lixar to maximize time, driving the business value of the solution offering.

By switching Delphi Connect from SQL to Azure Service Fabric, Lixar was able to decrease compute resources by 76%, while more than doubling message throughput. Costs to run Delphi Connect are now four times less, and messages are processed ten times faster on average; allowing for consumers to have a smoother, faster, more fluid experience with the product.

A global, technically formidable product such as Delphi Connect would not be possible without Azure PaaS; which allows vehicle owners to keep track of rich data in real-time. It is then translated into an easily comprehensible interface on the vehicle owner’s platform of choice; including Android, iOS, and a web interface. B2B offerings include direct subscriptions to Event Hubs, where raw data is viewable.

Sold through telecom giants such as Verizon and China Telecom, Delphi Connect is no stranger to success. Lixar has been honored to receive accolades such as the CNET Best of CES Award, PopMech Editor’s Choice Award, Telematics Update Best Aftermarket Device or Solutions Award, and the Microsoft IMPACT Award for IoT Innovation to name a few.

Thanks to Lixar’s recognition and success with Microsoft Azure and Azure Service Fabric, Lixar continues to consult on the next-generation of technology with industry leaders like Delphi, and Innovapost.

As a Triple Gold Microsoft Partner in Cloud Platform, Application Development, and Data Analytics, Lixar continues to grow alongside tech partners like Microsoft. Currently, Lixar is hosting a coast-to-coast Blockchain & AI tour across Canada. Join the conversation on any of the following dates:

  • Feb 26 | Regina, Rebellion Brewing
  • Feb 27 | Calgary Event, Last Best Brewing
  • Feb 28 | Calgary Tech Session, Best Western Suites
  • Mar 1 | Vancouver Event, Andina Brewing Company
  • Mar 2 | Vancouver Tech Session, Holiday Inn & Suites

Sign up for your free session today via blockchain@lixar.com!

Blockchain and AI: Lixar Goes West to Regina, Calgary and Vancouver

Microsoft Partner | Gold Cloud Platform, Gold Application Development, Gold Data Analytics