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.


Distributed Computing

  • Everything is broken. This is a very cool post by Murat where he lists some very relevant quotes/statements from a recent Everything Is Broken meetup he attended. Some of the quotes I particularly liked:

    • Without observability you don’t have chaos engineering, you have a chaos.

    • You don’t know what you don’t know, so dashboards are very limited utility. Dashboards are only for anticipated cases: every dashboard is an artifact of past failures. There are too many dashboards, and they are too slow.

    • prerequisites for chaos engineering:

      1. monitoring & observability
      2. on-call & incident management
      3. know the cost of your downtime per hour (British Airlines’s 1 day outage costed $150 millon)
    • How to choose a chaos experiment?

      • identify top 5 critical systems
      • choose 1 system
      • whiteboard the system
      • select attack: resource/state/network
      • determine scope

Data Science


~ 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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