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.
- Microservices with event sourcing using .NET Core. This post looks at how to implement and structure an API using microservices and event sourcing. The article is very interesting, and it definitely gives “food for thought”!
- Introducing the Half type!. The title of the post says it all. Microsoft introduces a new type in .NET 5 - the
Halftype, which is
binary16. The reason for this is that many computation workloads already take advantage of the
Halftype: machine learning, graphics cards, etc.
- Introducing Presto. Presto is a distributed SQL query engine, and it is designed to efficiently query data against disparate data sources of all sizes, ranging from gigabytes to petabytes. This post introduces Presto and looks at how Presto works. I find Presto very interesting in that we can use Presto to query Kafka!
- Creating a Serverless Environment for Testing Your Apache Kafka Applications. This post looks at how to use the
ccloud-stackutility to create a serverless Kafka environment and how to use the Confluent Cloud CLI to provision a fully managed Datagen connector to pre-populate Kafka topics for your applications to use. Stay tuned for a blog-post from me where I test this out!
- Enabling the Deployment of Event-Driven Architectures Everywhere Using Microsoft Azure and Confluent Cloud. It becomes more and more common that we operate in a hybrid on-prem -> cloud environment. Data migration can be a complex process. This post looks at how to build a persistent bridge from on-premises or other clouds to Microsoft Azure using Confluent Replicator.
WIND (What Is Niels Doing)
Back in May I did together with Charl a Derivco webinar around Kafka. This coming week, (Thursday, Sep. 10), I am doing another webinar - this time about SQL Server 2019 Big Data Cluster. The webinar is open to everyone, and you can sign up here.
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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