Throughout the week, I read a lot of blog-posts, articles, and so forth that has to do with things that interest me:
- AI/data science
- data in general
- data architecture
- 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.
- RocksDB Is Eating the Database World. This blog post looks at RocksDB, what it is and how it works. When reading the post, I was surprised by how many distributed databases used RocksDB as the layer to abstract access to local storage.
Machine Learning / AI
- Microsoft Releases AI Training Library ZeRO-3 Offload. This InfoQ article looks at Microsoft’s ZeRO-3 Offload, which is an extension of the DeepSpeed AI training library. ZeRO-3 Offload improves memory efficiency while training very large deep-learning models. It allows users to train models with up to 40 billion parameters on a single GPU and over 2 trillion parameters on 512 GPUs. Impressive!
- Azure SQL digital event: Innovate today with Azure SQL. The post linked to here is an invitation to an Azure SQL event. The event looks at how to build an effective cloud database management strategy. I will definitely attend!
- Kafka Connect 101: Configuration, Connectors, Converters, and Transforms. This is an excellent video doing what the title says; it covers how Kafka Connect works! I found it very informative! Oh, and BTW - Tim and I are not related!
That’s all for this week. I hope you enjoy what I did put together. Please comment on this post or ping me if you have ideas for what to cover.