Interesting Stuff - Week 30, 2019

Posted by nielsb on Sunday, July 28, 2019

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


SQL Server 2019

  • SQL Server 2019 community technology preview 3.2 is now available. I guess the title of the post says it all; CTP 3.2 is released. One of the big “things” in this release is that the SQL Server 2019 Big Data Cluster (BDC) is now in public preview. What this means is that you no longer need to sign up for the preview, but you can deploy directly. Look out for an upcoming blog post from me regarding this.
  • Free supported Java in SQL Server 2019 is now available. Wow, “the times they are a changin’”, as Bob Dylan sang! I remember years and years ago, the battle between Microsoft and Sun regarding Java. Who would then have thought that come 2019, Microsoft would include Java in one of Microsoft’s flagship products: SQL Server 2019. Very cool!

~ 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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