Throughout the week, I read a lot of blog-posts, articles, and so forth, that has to do with things that interest me:
- data science
- data in general
- distributed computing
- SQL Server
- transactions (both db as well as non db)
- and other “stuff”
This blog-post is the “roundup” of the things that have been most interesting to me, for the week just ending.
- Reverse engineering the Notability file format. I came across Julia’s blog a couple of weeks ago, and it is awesome for a tech-nerd like myself. This particular post “speaks” to me after my Internals posts where I to a small extent reversed engineered how SQL Server R Services works.
- PerfView: The Ultimate .NET Performance Tool. An InfoQ presentation about PerfView. PerfView is an open source tool for .NET performance diagnosis in production environments. PerfView is ideal if you want to systematically measure and improve CPU time, wall-clock time, and memory usage.
- What is the best event source for doing pub-sub with AWS Lambda?. In this post, Yan compares and contrasts some of the options for implementing messaging patterns such as pub-sub with AWS Lambda (server-less). A very informative read!
- Streaming: Danny Yuan on Real-Time, Time Series Forecasting @Uber. An InfoQ podcast where Danny Yuan (Real-time Streaming/Forecasting Lead @Uber) talks about building a real-time streaming platform with a significant focus on forecasting. Awesome quote: “If you want to start leveraging machine learning, developers just need to start doing.”. This is a must listen!
- How Booking.com Uses Kubernetes for Machine Learning. Another piece from InfoQ. This time an article about how Booking.com scale machine learning (ML) models for recommending destinations and accommodation to their customers using Kubernetes. This post is a must-read!
- Ingest, prepare, and transform using Azure Databricks and Data Factory. A post about how to, using Azure DataBricks and Azure Data Factory, do ETL/ELT via data pipelines.
- Azure Global Boot-Camp 2018 Durban. On April 21, 2018, all Azure communities will come together once again in the sixth great Global Azure Bootcamp event! If you are in the Durban area, please join up and come and learn about all things Azure. Here in Durban, Lawrance, who is a fellow MVP - but in the Azure space, arranges it. Yours truly presents two talks; one about Azure ML and the other about Azure Data Lake.
SQL Server Machine Learning Services
- SQL Server Machine Learning Services and Extended Events. A couple of weeks there was a post on one of the internal MVP forums discussing SQL Server XEvents. I decided to look into how XEvents worked with SQL Server Machine Learning Services, and this post is what I came up with.
That’s all for this week. I hope you enjoy what I did put together. If you have ideas for what to cover, please comment on this post or ping me.