Interesting Stuff - Week 47, 2019

Posted by nielsb on Sunday, November 24, 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


  • Real-World Data Stream Processing. In this post, the author discusses using streaming technologies with Kafka, Spark, and Cassandra to gain insights on data.
  • Introducing ksqlDB. This post discusses ksqlDB, the latest release of KSQL. There are essentially two new features in the release, but they are so far-reaching that Confluent decided to rename KSQL to ksqlDB. I will keep an eye on what Confluent is doing in this space - I think we will see loads of interesting “stuff” happening!
  • Kafka Streams and ksqlDB Compared – How to Choose. So, KSQL and ksqlDB, (as per above), uses the Kafka Streams API, (KStreams), under the covers. This blog-post discusses when to use KStreams vs ksqlDB.
  • ksqlDB Demo | The Event Streaming Database in Action. Here is a ksqlDB demo video to round off the ksqlDB coverage with.

WIND (What Is Niels Doing)

The first week of December, I am delivering two webinars for DataPlatformGeeks:

3rd December:

5th December:

The webinars are free, so if you have time, register and join the fun! Notice that the times in the links above are Indian Standard Time, so 3 pm IST is 09:30, (am), UTC.

~ 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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