Interesting Stuff - Week 3, 2021

Posted by nielsb on Sunday, January 17, 2021

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. Admittedly not much this week but here goes:

Data Architecture


  • Running a self-managed Kafka Connect worker for Confluent Cloud. Another post that comes at the right time. I have been looking at how to run Kafka in the cloud and use Kafka Connect. The problem is that not all Kafka connectors are cloud-enabled yet. Fortunately, this post comes to help and explains how to, for non cloud-enabled connectors, you can run your own Kafka Connect worker on-prem, which then connects to Confluent Cloud. Awesome!

WIND (What Is Niels Doing)

In last weeks roundup, I mentioned I was looking more into the SQL Server managed language extensions and how some posts would hopefully be forthcoming. Well, I am close to publishing a post around the Python extension and issues around creating external libraries.

~ 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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