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.
Machine Learning / AI
- From conversation to code: Microsoft introduces its first product features powered by GPT-3. Back in September 2020, Microsoft announced it had exclusively licensed GPT-3 - the autoregressive language model that uses deep learning to produce human-like text. The linked-to post discusses the first incarnation of GPT-3 in Microsoft’s Power Apps. Very, very interesting!
- Introducing Databricks Machine Learning: a Data-native, Collaborative, Full ML Lifecycle Solution. The Data + AI Summit 2021 took place the week just gone by. The post I linked to talks about one of the announcements made during the summit; the launch of Databricks Machine Learning, an enterprise ML solution that is data-native, collaborative, and supports the entire ML lifecycle. I am pretty “chuffed” to see how the solution includes, among other things, a feature store!
- Engaging Database Partials with Apache Kafka for Distributed System Consistency ft. Pat Helland. When using various data from different systems, for example, for reports, obtaining the correct data when you need it in real-time can be difficult. In this videoed podcast, Pat Helland - (Principal Architect, Salesforce) - explains how to make educated partial answers when you need to use the Apache Kafka® platform.
WIND (What Is Niels Doing)
Figure 1: Big Data & Analytics
As mentioned in previous roundups, I deliver an Analytics on SQL Server Big Data Cluster training class at the 2021 Data Platform Summit! So right now, I am creating content for the course. I am so looking forward to it!
If you are interested, sign up for the class. When signing up, you also get free access to the Summit! Hope to see you there!
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.