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The Data Janitor Letters - May 2020

Data engineering salon. News and interesting reads about the world of data.

Saagar Jha

Today we are making some of the code that we can afford to open source available on our GitHub page. It is useless by itself and is heavily tied to our infrastructure, but you can star it to make us seem more relevant.

Why is Artificial Intelligence So Useless for Business?
Matthew Eric Bassett

We face two more immediate problems: a lack of data and a lack of awareness.

No cookie consent walls — and no, scrolling isn’t consent, says EU data protection body
Natasha Lomas, TechCrunch

There’s increasing pressure on regulators to actually enforce the rules — with GDPR’s two year anniversary fast approaching.

Don’t Become a Data Scientist
Chris, Towards Data Science

The advice I give when someone asks me how to get into data science. Become a software engineer instead.

Teradata switches CEOs mid-flight while being eaten alive in the cloud, but it's not game over yet for data warehouser
Lindsay Clark, The Register

Last year, Gartner noted that just two vendors – AWS with Redshift and Microsoft with Azure SQL Data Warehouse – accounted for 70 per cent of the revenue growth in the overall DBMS market for 2017 and 2018.

Ajay Kulkarni, CEO and co-founder, Timescale

A multi-node, elastic, petabyte scale, time-series database on Postgres for free.

Carnegie Mellon University Database Group - Introducing ClickHouse (VIDEO)
Robert Hodges, CEO, Altinity

The Fastest Data Warehouse You've Never Heard Of

What every software engineer should know about Apache Kafka | Hacker News

"Do you happen to know what sort of thinking leads a team down this path? It seems a fundamental mistake. Resume driven development?"