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.
- Democratizing Financial Time Series Analysis with Databricks. This is a very interesting post, in that it discusses how to develop financial time series analysis faster using Apache Spark, (well actually Databricks), and Koalas.
- Announcing Stateful Functions: Distributed State, Uncomplicated. This post from Ververica, (previously dataArtisans), discusses Stateful Functions which is an open-source framework that reduces the complexity of building and orchestrating distributed stateful applications at scale.
- Kafka Summit San Francisco 2019 Session Videos. The Kafka Summit San Francisco 2019 finished last week, (October 1). The organizers have done a tremendous job and managed to put all session videos online. The post I linked to has links videos for all sessions, as well as a top ten list of sessions. Next weekend will be a Kafka Summit videos binge for me!
- Opportunities and Pitfalls of Event-driven Utopia. This is an InfoQ presentation where the presenter goes over the concepts, the advantages, and the pitfalls of event-driven utopia. He shares real-life stories or points to source code examples.
- Kafka Connect and Elasticsearch. This post by Robin Moffat discusses recent changes in Elasticsearch and the Kafka Connector for Elastic and what you can do to fix some of the errors you may encounter due to the changes.
WIND (What Is Niels Doing)
Towards the end of last year, I wrote a post about how to handle null values when calling from SQL Server into Java, (and the reverse). Since then, Microsoft released the Java Extensibility SDK, and some things changed. I am now working on a follow-up post where I look at how to handle null values post the Java Extensibility SDK. Expect it to be published in a week or so.
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.