Gaurav Sen explains NoSQL databases in this introductory video.

NoSQL is a popular database storage method. It keeps data as key value pairs. The advantages and disadvantages of NoSQL compared with RDBMS (which uses SQL) are discussed here, using the Cassandra architecture as an example.

Video index:

  • 1:08 NoSQL explanation and comparison
  • 10:27 Cassandra Architecture
  • 18:00 Quorum
  • 21:30 Compaction of SST tables

Discover ways to troubleshoot and optimize queries in Azure Cosmos DB using the Core (SQL) API. Program Manager Tim Sander demonstrates.

Content Index

  • 0:30 Request Units (database throughput capacity)
  • 3:30 Including necessary paths
  • 8:30 Optimizing ORDER BY queries
  • 11:30 Optimizing JOINs
  • 13:15 Avoiding cross-partition queries

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Here is an interesting development in the field of biotech: digital bioprocess replicas.

While it sounds like it may be straight out of Blade Runner, the technology is very real and may soon revolutionize pharmaceuticals.

A “digital bioprocess replica” is, as the name suggests, a computer model of a bioprocess. The aim is to simulate the entire process, including all critical parameters and quality attributes, to enable optimization.

Data-rich bioprocess replicas can accelerate development, according to Jens Smiatek, PhD, from the Institute for Computational Physics at the Universität Stuttgart in Germany.

“Pharmaceutical manufacturing and process development can be improved by the early analysis of relevant critical process parameters (CPPs) and critical quality attributes (CQAs), the efficient determination of proven acceptable ranges (PARs) and less time-consuming exploratory experiments,” he says.

According to the findings of Kaggle’s State of Data Science and Machine Learning report,  Python, SQL, and R continue to be the top programming languages for data science professionals,

The annual survey is noteworthy due to the large number of participants – it received responses from almost 20,000 data professionals from 171 countries and territories this time.

An analysis published on Business Broadway looked at the raw data from the Kaggle survey, and concluded that data professionals used an average of three languages in 2019. The top programming language was Python (87%), followed by SQL (44%) and R (31%). The other languages in the top 10 list include Java, C and C++, JavaScript, Bash, MATLAB, and TypeScript.

Here’s an interesting idea that combines K8S, AI, Big Data, and HPC.

With the emergence and support of Mobile, IoT and Edge Computing technologies, we are seeing the next wave of workloads running on cloud native platforms — Artificial Intelligence (AI; including Machine Learning and Deep Learning), Big Data, and High-Performance Computing (HPC) — where a large amount of compute resources running “batch jobs” connected to massive data lakes is essential.

Azure Time Series Insights Gen2 is now GA.

In this video, learn how customers can create an Industrial IoT analytics platform using Azure Time Series Insights (TSI)

Learn more at https://aka.ms/iotshow/timeseriesinsightsAzure Time Series Insights Gen2 is now GA. In this episode we look at how customers can create an Industrial IoT analytics platform using Azure Time Series Insights (TSI)

Learn more at https://aka.ms/iotshow/timeseriesinsights

In this video, discover the unique capabilities and features of Azure Cosmos DB, a fully managed #NoSQL database system for scalable and real-time applications.

Product Manager Andrew Liu leads a demo of the key features and then shares common use cases and app scenarios. This includes, real-time IoT telemetry, personalized recommendations, how customers use Azure Cosmos DB most often, the top four things you should know before you start, and resources to help you.

Join Mark Russinovich, Azure CTO, to learn how Microsoft Azure enables intelligent, modern, and innovative applications at scale in the cloud, on-premises, and on the edge. Microsoft Azure has achieved massive, global scale, with more than 50 announced regions consisting of over 100 datacenters, and it is growing fast.

Mark takes you on a tour of Azure datacenter architecture and implementation innovations, describing everything from Azure global infrastructure, to how we enable large-scale enterprise scenarios on both cloud and edge, and more.