Interesting Stuff - Week 49, 2019

Posted by nielsb on Sunday, December 8, 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

  • Efficient lock-free durable sets. The post linked to is a dissection by Adrian of a white paper discussing a new approach for durable concurrent sets and the use of this approach to build the most efficient durable hash tables available today.
  • A Roadmap Towards Chaos Engineering. This presentation linked to here is an InfoQ presentation presenting a roadmap for Chaos Experimentation that can be applicable to any organization.


  • Stream Processing API Designs. The post linked to is part of a series about data streaming. The post discusses different API designs for stream processing. It is a very interesting read!

WIND (What Is Niels Doing)

The week just passed, I did two webinars for DataPlatformGeeks, (DPG):

It was interesting doing webinars, but it is quite different than from doing conference talks. I had some technical difficulties in the first webinar, but as they say - “You Live and Learn”. Despite the technical difficulties, I certainly plan on doing more webinars.

I recommend all of you to register with DPG, as they have a plethora of free learning resources!

~ 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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