Interesting Stuff - Week 4, 2023

Posted by nielsb on Saturday, January 28, 2023

If you see this post today, you may wonder why I have published on a Saturday instead of, as usual, on a Sunday. Well, I am flying out to Barcelona a bit later today and will be on a plane for most of tomorrow.

This roundup looks at cloud OLTP databases and whether we can get them to be really scalable. There is a link to a post looking at Azure Data Explorer* together with Azure Serverless functions - very cool! An interesting post about ML in online gaming, plus a lot of other cool stuff.


Azure Data Explorer


  • How Does League Of Legends Deploy Machine Learning Models Into The Game?. As you know, I work for Derivco, and we are in the iGaming industry (online gaming). That’s why this post is so interesting. It talks about how a game provider deploys ML models into their games. The models are then used to improve the players’ experience in the game. Very interesting!
  • Improving the customer’s experience via ML-driven payment routing. When doing online payments, the payments go through payment gateways. A payment gateway acts as a bridge between a merchant’s website and the financial institutions that process the payment. A merchant uses multiple gateways, and to provide an optimal experience to the customer, it is crucial to choose a gateway that gives the best approval rates. The merchant often uses a rule-based engine to select the bet gateway for a particular customer. This post discusses how LinkedIn has replaced its rule-based approach with an ML-driven engine to optimize for payment approval rates to create a better customer experience.


~ 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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