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.
- Kafka Acks Explained. The post here covers in detail how acks in Kafka works, and what the two config options
min.insync.replicasdoes. Very informative!
- Confluent Cloud KSQL is Now Available. Finally! The post title says it all. KSQL and ksqlDB are now generally available in Confluent Cloud. That is so cool!
- Preventing Fraud and Fighting Account Takeovers with Kafka Streams. This is an awesome post, looking at how Kafka streams can be used in a fraud preventing scenario. Quite a lot of useful ideas in the post!
- Inca — Message Tracing and Loss Detection For Streaming Data @Netflix. I don’t know how I have not seen this post earlier. Well, anyway, the post gives a good overview of how Netflix does message loss detection and tracing of their streaming events.
WIND (What Is Niels Doing)
Had a nice Easter dinner yesterday - Happy Easter, everyone!
Still in lock-down. The lock-down period here in SA was a couple of days ago extended to the end of April! Let’s hope the lock-down has an\ positive impact!
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. Most importantly, stay safe out there!