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The Data Janitor Letters - February 2021

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

Why I Built Litestream
Ben Johnson, Builder, Litestream

Despite an exponential increase in computing power, our applications require more machines than ever because of architectural decisions made 25 years ago. You can eliminate much of your complexity and cost by using SQLite & Litestream for your production applications.

Google admits Kubernetes container tech is so complex, it's had to roll out an Autopilot feature to do it all for you
Tim Anderson, Senior Reporter, The Register

More expensive, less flexible, but easier and safer to use.

Serverless Data Pipelines Made Easy with Prefect and AWS ECS Fargate
Anna Anisienia, Python Engineer, TrailStone Group

The easiest way to orchestrate your Python data pipelines.

Apache Superset Tutorial
Joseph Machado, Senior Data Engineer, Narrativ

In this post we go over the architecture of Apache Superset, connect to a warehouse and learn how to build charts and dashboards.

Make Boring Plans
Camille Fournier, Head of Platform Engineering, Two Sigma

You must do the work to go beyond vision, create concrete actions, and make boring plans.

Hacker hacks into startup, rewrites complex backend with PostgreSQL and cron, forces CEO to fire 40% of devs and devops
Matthew Solenya, Editor in Chief

Alarmed, other startups in the industry are hiring more security specialists in order to reduce the risk of so-called "green-hat hacker" attacks.

The Kilobyte’s Gambit ♟️💾 1k chess game
Matt Round, Óscar Toledo G., Pinot W. Ichwandardi