Building Modern Data Platform in Azure - Useful Resources

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The official Azure documentation often takes a siloed approach and misses out more advanced Big Data / Machine Learning end-to-end scenarios. Here is a collection of awesome blog posts on Azure Databricks, Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Lake and other related topics. Understand the bigger picture, build configurable end-to-end pipelines, automate deployment, set up accesses and permissions.

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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

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A red giant star and a white dwarf star sit at the centre of the nebula, forming a binary “hourglass-shaped” star system. The stars perform, as described by NASA, a “gravitational waltz”.

Hubble: The Southern Crab Nebula is named after its resemblance (Image: NASA)

A glimpse into DataOps

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Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Data Management 2018 included DataOps as an emerging topic. Various data analytics vendors picked up the newly-formed term and started offering prepackaged “DataOps solutions”. That triggered a response from Gartner:

DataOps is a practice, not a technology or tool; you cannot buy it in an application. It’s a cultural change supported by tooling, and many of your existing tools may be adequate to bring in the required levels of automation demanded by DataOps. - Hyping DataOps by Nick Heudecker, Gartner

Gartner Hype Cycle for Data Management Gartner Hype Cycle for Data Management, 2018

Duomenų ežeras: pagrindiniai bruožai ir panaudos atvejai

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Prieš savaitę dalinausi savo įžvalgomis apie dirbtinį intelektą ir Azure duomenų analitikos paslaugas Microsoft Lietuva organizuotoje konferencijoje. Kadangi daugiausiai klausimų sulaukiau apie „duomenų ežerą“ (angl. Data Lake), nusprendžiau surašyti savo mintis apie pagrindinius bruožus ir atsakyti į dažniausiai girdimus klausimus apie šias duomenų talpyklas.

Photo by Joshua Ness on Unsplash

Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

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Bad Blood by John Carreyrou is a true story about big plans and even bigger lies. The hero of the story is a company called Theranos, a health technology startup, that collected millions of dollars from investors to reinvent blood testing. The technology breakthrough wasn’t as simple as the founders expected and they ended up lying and faking their blood testing results for real patients.

Meeting Anti-Patterns

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I am following Scott Hanselman, and I am a regular listener of his Hanselminutes podcast. In one of the latest episodes, Scott talks with Sarah Cooper, the best selling author, comedian, writer, speaker and general trash-talker. Her book “100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings” (irony) is fantastic, and in this blog post, you’ll find my top 10 meeting anti-patterns.

The Phoenix Project Book

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“The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win” is one of a kind. I haven’t read anything like that so far, and I’ve loved it.

The Importance Of Being Inauthentic by Mark Bowden

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Mark Bowden is an expert in human behavior and body language expert. Here are my notes from his TEDx Toronto talk about body language nuances.

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