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.
- Getting Started With Istio. This post by Emil is an excellent writeup of Istio, the open source service-mesh for distributed micro-services. I found the article very informative, as all the other articles Emil publishes.
- How SK telecom democratizes streaming data with FLOW and Flink. The post linked to here is how SK Telecom, the South Korean telecommunications company, has built a graphical frontend tool for creating Flink queries through drag and drop. The tool looks amazing, and hopefully, SK Telecom open sources it at some stage.
- Featuring Apache Kafka in the Netflix Studio and Finance World. This is a very interesting post about how Netflix uses Kafka as its platform of choice when working with events.
- Using graph algorithms to optimize Kafka operations, Part 1. In this post, the Logging Platform team at Pinterest discusses how they use graph algorithms to handle their Kafka clusters and handle problems.
- Designing a Production-Ready Kappa Architecture for Timely Data Stream Processing. A couple of Years ago Jay Kreps who is CEO of Confluent and one of the original developers of Kafka, suggested an alternative to the Lambda architecture, and he called it Kappa. The post linked to discusses how Uber implements Kappa in production. A very interesting read!
Microsoft Ignite The Tour | Johannesburg
The tour comes to Johannesburg January 30 - 31, and I am lucky enough to present at the event. I am doing three presentations, and also some community “booth duty”:
- A Lap Around SQL Server Big Data Cluster
- Simplify and Scale Your Data Pipelines with Azure Delta Lake
- Improve Customer Lifetime Value using Azure Databricks & Delta Lake
The conference is free of charge, so register now and come and say Hi!
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.