Julia lang support for Azure Functions
With Julia lang reaching v1.0 last year, it is emerging as a force in machine learning and other scientific computing applications,
In particular, BlackRock's Aladdin, Conning Asset Management, and Aviva are all using Julia for financial risk modeling and I see a great opportunity for Julia to impact finance among other things. I'd love to be able to use Julia in Azure Functions for my fintech startup.
Ruben Gonzalez commented
However, if you have to loop through and traverse massive JSON objects for data analysis purposes; you either have to do it in a programmatically painful way in a compiled language, or in a painfully slow way in a dynamic language. Have you considered using Julia which forms a bridge between the two paradigms? It is a dynamic compiled language that is easily used by data scientists and engineers who are familiar with Python and MATLAB. Its biggest strength is the fact that it is fast and yet dynamic enough to gracefully handle a large number of unusual scenarios that most compiled languages struggle with. To me it would seem to be the ideal language to use in handling streaming data because of how quickly it handles ill-defined scenarios.
Were this implemented I'd probably start using Azure that same day.
Looking to use this functionality as well. Would be very helpful to have Julia as a first class citizen on Azure.