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.
- [Designing Distributed Systems with TLA+]. An InfoQ presentation where the presenter discusses the ideas behind TLA+, which is a specification language that describes a system, its properties, and how it works.
- Using .NET and Docker Together – DockerCon 2019 Update. This post is about the improvements and new features in .NET Core 3.0 related to Docker and running your code in Docker.
- YugaByte DB - A Planet-scale Database for Low Latency Transactional Apps. This is an InfoQ presentation introducing and demoing YugaByte DB, a large scale DB, highlighting distributed transactions with global consistency.
- Detecting Financial Fraud at Scale with Decision Trees and MLflow on Databricks. An excellent post about how to use Databricks to detect fraud. Why I like this article is because of the sample code, it makes it easy to follow along.
- Optimizing Kafka Streams Applications. This article discusses how one can optimize Kafka Stream applications based on the new processor topology optimization framework which Kafka Streams 2.1 introduced.
- The PipelineDB Team Joins Confluent. I had no idea that PipelineDB existed before this blog post. In my mind, PipelineDB joining Confluent can be huge, and I cannot wait to see what they dream up.
- Load-Balanced Apache Kafka: Derivco’s Globally Distributed Gaming Business. My colleague Charl Lamprecht and I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Tim Berglund (no relations) for a Kafka podcast. We, or rather Charl as I had audio issues, spoke about Kafka, load balancing via F5’s and the journey we have had to get Kafka implemented in Derivco.
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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