Review of Designing Data-Intensive Applications

Oct. 25, 2017 by

Kleppmann‘s Designing Data-Intensive Applications is a detailed and comprehensive review of databases, in the widest definition of that term, and the way that we use them. Klepmann starts by describing

On being a good employee

Sep. 20, 2017 by

I’ve just finished reading The 59-Second Employee. It’s about taking ownership of your employment, specifically in response to the now-dead 1-minute-manager technique. I read a lot of books on management.

Elastic Stack X-Pack Machine Learning

Sep. 13, 2017 by

I’ve just finished Elastic‘s X-Pack Machine Learning course. Elastic’s X-pack machine learning is a fabulous technology that automates not merely anomaly detection in near-real-time, but also the construction and continuous

Data Lakes on AWS

Apr. 30, 2017 by

I enjoyed presenting to the Wellington Amazon Web Services’ User Group on Data Lakes on AWS this week. Data lakes on Amazon Web Services from Steven Ensslen

Musings on “Real-time data’s unifying abstraction”

Mar. 4, 2017 by

I just read Jay Kreps‘ paper on data integration. It is the best written and most compelling software engineering that I have read in some time. It is dense, but