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 is the “roundup” of the posts that have been most interesting to me over the Christmas and New Year period 2021. Oh, and welcome to 2022! I wonder what this year will have in store for us - after the last two years I will not even think about what will happen!
- Data Mesh in Practice. In my mind, 2021 was the year of the Data Mesh. Many people started talking about the Data Mesh and what it was. Fewer people actually discussed the practical steps to implement a Data Mesh. That is until the end of the year when the book linked to was published. The book is for you who wonders how to implement a Data Mesh and contains strategic guidance around implementing a Data Mesh. I, for one, find the book very valuable!
- An Overview of Distributed Tracing with OpenTelemetry in .NET 6. OpenTelemetry is a collection of tools, APIs, and SDKs to help you analyze your software’s performance and behaviour. This post, as the title implies, explores OpenTelemetry tracing in .NET 6
Azure Data Explorer
- Automatically stop unused Azure Data Explorer Clusters. The linked-to post announces an Azure Data Explorer cluster feature that I have wished for, how ADX clusters can automatically stop when not in use. This will really reduce costs!
- The Definitive Guide to Building a Data Mesh with Event Streams. Hmm, maybe I was wrong when I, above, said there were not much around implementing a Data Mesh. This blog post looks at the practical steps of implementing a Data Mesh based on Kafka and streaming data. Very interesting!
- Turning Microservices Inside-Out. This InfoQ article provides a lot of good insight into designing and building for emitting data from microservices APIs.
- I Interviewed Nearly 200 Apache Kafka Experts and I Learned These 10 Things. This post by Tim Berglund (no, we’re not related) is a top 10 of podcasts Tim has conducted with Kafka experts. There is some very cool stuff in there!
- Speed, Scale, Storage: Our Journey from Apache Kafka to Performance in Confluent Cloud. In this post, the authors share their experience optimizing Apache Kafka for Confluent Cloud. There are quite a few “tips and tricks” that all of us can use! Awesome!
WIND (What Is Niels Doing)
I have had a severe bout of writer block in the last few months! It is not that I don’t have anything to write about; I just can’t get the words out there.
So, therefore I am pleased to say that I earlier today (Sunday, Jan 2, 2022) published a new post:
- How to Use Kafka Client with Azure Event Hubs. As the title implies, I look at how one can use the Kafka client to publish to Event Hubs in the post.
Hopefully, having managed to get that post out, I may be able to do others as well.
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.