Interesting Stuff - Week 41, 2022

Posted by nielsb on Sunday, October 16, 2022

Throughout the week, I read a lot of blog-posts, articles, and so forth that has to do with things that interest me:

  • AI/data science
  • data in general
  • data architecture
  • streaming
  • 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.

Data Architecture

Azure Data Explorer

  • Evaluate query performance of Azure Data Explorer. This post does what the title says. It looks at and provides guidance on evaluating performance through load testing your ADX cluster. It looks at what to consider when planning the test, the tools to execute the tests, and some load test results.
  • Small Capacity Synapse. The cloud is great and makes things a lot easier when you want to test something. However, creating resource groups and resources can get a bit tedious, especially if you want to try something consisting of multiple components. That’s where what is presented in this link comes in. It leads to a GitHub repo which provides you with ready-made scripts to spin up a Synapse environment: the Small Capacity Synapse sandbox environment. Awesome!


WIND (What Is Niels Doing)

Related to the link above re. Confluent and Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform, I am doing a talk at Confluent’s Data In Motion Tour in Johannesburg October 26.

I will be talking about “Real-time customer experiences with Confluent & Microsoft”, a.k.a The Road to Data in Motion with Confluent & Microsoft.

The event is free, so if you are in the area, swing by and say Hi! You register here. Oh did I say it is free? Yes it is free 😄!

~ Finally

That’s all for this week. I hope you enjoy what I did put together. Please comment on this post or ping me if you have ideas for what to cover.

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