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
  • AI
  • 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.



  • Streaming SQL Foundations: Why I ❤Streams+Tables. An InfoQ presentation about what is required to provide robust stream processing support in SQL. It also and discusses concrete efforts that have been made in the stream processing area by the Apache Beam, Calcite, and Flink communities.
  • The Power of Distributed Snapshots in Apache Flink. Another InfoQ presentation. This time about how Apache Flink handles stateful stream processing and how to manage distributed stream processing and data-driven applications efficiently with Flink’s checkpoints and savepoints.
  • Securing KSQL. A blog post looking at stream processing examples using KSQL, as well as how to secure KSQL and the entire Confluent Platform with encryption, authentication, and authorisation.

Data Science & AI

SQL Server R Services

I am starting to feel bad about not being able to publish the promised post about sp_execute_external_script. The reason for this is that a lot going on at work at the moment. In the meantime, here is the link to the first post in the SQL Server R Services series.

~ Finally

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.

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