Thursday, November 28, 2019

[Links of the Day] 28/11/2019 : Metrics Stream Processing Framework, SOPS'19, Distributed Transaction K/V

  • Mantis : netflix metric stream processing framework. This seems to be a really powerful platform for realtime monitoring and especially contextual alerting and alerting on logs. What's impressive is the throughput it can churn through events...  [github]
  • SOPS'19 : SOPS papers are in free open access, a lot of papers on security and formal verification of distributed this year. [Murat review Day0, Day1, Day2]
  • Tikv : Distributed transactional key-value database.  [Github]

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

[Links of the Day] 26/11/2019 : MD + GIT = Powerpoint , K8s minus 5 , Polyglot Notebook

  • GitPitch : markdown powered presentation tool. I'm lazy and I feel that powerpoint/google doc does the trick for me. However, if you are willing to go past the learning curve this seems to be a great tool! Hey, I still prefer to write my document in Latex.. So who am I to judge :) [github]
  • k3s : Kubernetes but lightweight. 5 times less to be precise ( hence the 3 = 8 - 5 )
  • Polynote : polyglot notebook by netflix. I really like the concept of notebook IDE as a service. This is a must for any organisation that heavily rely on data science to optimise their operations.  [github]

Thursday, November 21, 2019

[Links of the Day] 21/11/2019 : NLP reference book, Persistent Memory test, HPC programming language

  • Natural Language Processing : an excellent book covering NLP traditional statistical methods, linear models & context-free parsing right through to modern neural network-based approaches.
  • PMTest : presistent memory test framework. I feel strongly that this is sorely needed as non-volatile tech is finally reaching the mass scale adoption in the industry. And I fear that some devs might wake up one day with a bad surprise when they realise that their PM library is not as crash consistent as advertised.
  • Chapel : Cray HPC programming language. I really wonder how hard would it be to port it / use it on traditional cloud infrastructure.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

[Links of the Day] 19/11/2019 : Stateful Functions, Timeseries in JS, EU SMEs and Cloud

  • Stateful functions : this is a really cool concept that mimics the lambda model but injects statefulness in the function by leveraging Apache Flink. Ok, you need the whole Kafka/Flink stack but the benefit from this is quite staggering.
  • uplot : fast tiny time series and line chart. Enough said :) 
  • Study on the economic detriment from unfair and unbalanced cloud computing contracts :  European study on the unfair balance of power held by cloud providers and its impacts on EU SMEs. Sadly the report seems to be heavily biased against the cloud providers. It seems to boil down that a lot of problem stems from a lack of education of the customer and the lack of understanding of the problems and costs associated with cloud-based services.