Niels Berglund

Interesting Stuff - Week 26, 2023

This week I cover Hoptimator for data pipelines, using Confluent Kafka to reduce churn, materialized views and streaming tables for Databricks SQL, and Data Saturday Durban.

Interesting Stuff - Week 25, 2023

The roundup this week covers Microsoft Fabric, some cool AI/ML and LLM (Large Language Model) things, and a very interesting article on the real-time streaming ecosystem.

Interesting Stuff - Week 24, 2023

This week I share how generative AI can help with analytics, content creation, and natural language queries, and how to train a machine learning model on a Kafka stream. Furthermore, I look at how to debug Jupyter notebooks in VSCode.

Interesting Stuff - Week 23, 2023

This week, I share some of the latest data and AI technologies from Azure and OpenAI. I also invite you to submit presetations for Data Saturday Durban 2023, a free online event for data enthusiasts.

Interesting Stuff - Week 22, 2023

This week's blog post covers generative AI for analytics, Microsoft Fabric, and real-time streaming. You will discover how to use natural language queries, Power BI, Kusto, stream processing platforms, and PII detection with machine learning.

Interesting Stuff - Week 20, 2023

This week: Reinforcement Learning, Real-Time Streaming Ecosystem, Apache Spark Structured Streaming, Kafka Summit 2023, Data Saturday Johannesburg, Data Saturday Durban

Interesting Stuff - Week 19, 2023

ADX as Vector DB & Similarity search. Polars for Rust. ChatGPT and Pandas = PandasAI. Real-time streaming ecosystem and other cool stuff.

Interesting Stuff - Week 18, 2023

This week: Generative AI, pluse some more Generative AI. Build ML segments using chatbots, ChatGPT and LangChain. Confluent Platform 7.4 is released, some interesting things in that release.

Interesting Stuff - Week 17, 2023

The man that beat roulette, hooking up Azure Data Explorer and Kafka, real-time machine learning pipelines. Spark loader for Hugging Face datasets, processing data from multiple streaming platforms using Delta Live Tables and the real-time streaming ecosystem.

Interesting Stuff - Week 16, 2023

In this week's roundup, I cover some 'cool stuff': Azure Databricks Delta Engine, multi-platform Docker image for Kafka Connect and Kusto Sink. Generative AI for Synthetic Data creation. Using Databricks SQL together with LLMs.