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.
- P to V to C: The Value of Bringing “Everything” to Containers. An InfoQ presentation examining the benefits of containerization, the role of infrastructure virtualization, discussing containers, pods, controllers, policies and more.
- Dissecting Kubernetes (K8s) - An Intro to Main Components. Another InfoQ presentation, and in this presentation we see how to deploy containers, building up a mini cluster one Kubernetes component at a time, and it also explains what happens to the YAML files involved. The presentation is an excellent introduction to the inner workings of Kubernetes.
- KUBERNETES FAILURE STORIES. Kubernetes is not only roses and plain sailing. This blog post looks at what can go wrong with Kubernetes.
- Update on IAsyncDisposable and IAsyncEnumerator. This InfoQ blog post looks at changes made recently to the .NET Core async streams proposal.
- Journey to Event Driven – Part 1: Why Event-First Thinking Changes Everything. This article is the first in a series about event architecture. Event-driven architecture is a topic that I am extremely interested in, so I am really looking forward to next “episode” in the series.
Microsoft Ignite The Tour
So, Microsoft Ignite The Tour did a stop in Johannesburg February 28 & 29, and I had the privilege to present at the conference. I did three sessions:
- What is That Cup of Coffee Doing in my Database: This 15-minute talk takes a look at the new Java integration in SQL Server 2019.
- SQL Server Machine Learning Services: An E2E platform for machine learning: We talk about how SQL Server Machine Learning Services can function as an end-to-end platform for AI and Machine Learning.
- Deep dive on SQL Server and big data: We look at how SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters work.
If you attended the conference and would like to get the slide decks, please ping me as I cannot find where to upload them to.
I had a great time at the conference, kudos to the organizers!
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.