Interesting Stuff - Week 50 & Year End, 2019

Posted by nielsb on Sunday, December 15, 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.

NOTE: It is now coming up on Christmas and New Year, and I will take a break with these posts and come back in the beginning of next year.

Big Data

SQL Server 2019

Distributed Computing


  • Transferring Avro Schemas Across Schema Registries with Kafka Connect. The tutorial linked to here discusses how to replicate Avro schemas across independent Kafka Schema Registry clusters without overwriting any schemas. This is being made possible through the help of a custom Kafka Connect Single Message Transform (SMT). Very interesting read!
  • Kafdrop: An Open-Source Kafka UI. This post by Emil looks at an open-source Kafka Web UI: Kafdrop. Kafdrop looks very promising, and I’ll definitely check it out. As a side note; you should really follow Emil, he posts awesome articles around event-driven architecture and microservices.
  • Kafka Donuts - on KSQLDB - #2. The second post by my friend and colleague Charl about donuts and ksqlDB. You find the first post here.

~ 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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