Interesting Stuff - Week 37, 2020

Posted by nielsb on Sunday, September 13, 2020

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

  • Distributed Programming, Hash Tables, and Fun!. In this InfoQ presentation, the presenters demonstrate how they built a distributed hash-table video-sharing system, the technical hurdles encountered, and the pros/cons of using functional languages to do so. Very interesting!

Machine Learning


  • Implementing Message Prioritization in Apache Kafka. This post came at the exact right time, as I have been battling with how to implement priority messages in Kafka. In Rabbit, which we used previously, it was easy. In Kafka not so much. So reading about “bucketing” saved the day!

WIND (What Is Niels Doing)

In last weeks roundup I said how I was going to do a Derivco Webinar this week about SQL Server 2019 Big Data Cluster. Well, I did it September 10, it went off without a “hitch”, and - if I can say it myself - it was a lot of fun. If you are interested in seeing it, you find it on the Derivco YouTube channel 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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