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
  • 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.


  • Book review. How to write a lot: A practical guide to productive academic writing. Yes I know, this has nothing to do with computing at all. However, it touches on what I try to do - write “stuff”. In the blog post Murat reviews a book which provides excellent suggestions to enable academics to write more. Sure, god knows I am not an academic, but I had a quick look at the book - and the suggestions work for anyone that is interested in writing. Thanks Murat!


  • Introducing Confluent Platform Preview Releases. A blog post announcing Confluent adding preview releases of their Confluent Platform beside the three times a year release cycle. The first preview release looks very interesting with a lot of KSQL “goodies”!
  • Next Steps in Stateful Streaming with Apache Flink. An InfoQ presentation about how Apache Flink is making stateful stream processing even more expressive and flexible to support applications in streaming that were previously not considered streamable.

Data Science

Conferences / User Groups

SQL Server Machine Learning Services

Sigh! In last weeks roundup I wrote how I was about to publish a new post to correct some errors I had in the post; sp_execute_external_script - III in the SQL Server R Services series. Well, it seems the post may take somewhat longer to get finished as I have realised there are quite a few things I do not understand as well as I would like to do. So please, bear with me!

~ 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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