Interesting Stuff - Week 31


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.

.NET

  • Tiered Compilation Preview in .NET Core 2.1. A blog-post about a new feature in .NET Core 2.1: Tiered Compilation. Tiered Compilation allows .NET to have multiple compilations for the same method that can be hot-swapped at runtime. This should improve compile times drastically!

Streaming

Big Data / Cloud

  • Processing Petabytes of Data in Seconds with Databricks Delta. In my roundups lately, I have covered Databricks Delta quite a bit and discussed how efficient it is processing lots and lots of data. This blog post takes a look under the hood and examines what makes Databricks Delta capable of sifting through petabytes of data within seconds. If you, like me, are interested in knowing how “stuff” works under the covers, then this post is a must-read!
  • Databook: Turning Big Data into Knowledge with Metadata at Uber. This post is about Databook, Uber’s in-house platform that surfaces and manages metadata about the internal locations and owners of specific datasets, and allows Uber to turn data into knowledge.

Data Science / AI

SQL Server Machine Learning Services

~ 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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