Kirill Gavrylyuk joins Scott Hanselman to go over two important updates to Azure Cosmos DB: Free Tier and Autopilot.

Free Tier enables you to run small applications using Azure Cosmos DB free of charge for as long as you like. Autopilot enables developers to only pay for the Azure Cosmos DB usage they need and not worry about predicting throughput.

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When I started to pivot my career towards data science, there was not a well-worn path from app developer to data scientist. In fact, I encountered more than a few naysayers when I started.

Now in 2019, there are multiple paths forward. Many require significant financial investment, but not all do. All require a fair bit of time commitment.  Here’s a great compiled list of free resources.

Python has quickly risen to be the top language for AI and Data Science. A few years ago, the question was “should I learn Python?” now it’s “How can I learn Python?”

Thankfully, here’s a great tutorial for beginners that’s thorough and free on YouTube.

Talk about big data. CERN, best known for its nuclear research and large hadron collider, has released 300TB of research data on their new data portal.


Previously, CERN had released around 27 terabytes of research information in November 2014. In that case, the data posted was collected from experiments done in 2010.

Kati Lassila-Perini, a physicist who working on the Compact Muon Solenoid detector, said that “members of the CMS Collaboration put in lots of effort and thousands of person-hours each of service work in order to operate the CMS detector and collect this research data for our analysis.”

Furthermore, she added that “once we’ve exhausted our exploration of the data, we see no reason not to make them available publicly.”

She continued, “The benefits are numerous, from inspiring high-school students to the training of the particle physicists of tomorrow.”

It’s incredible that we live in an age where everyone with an internet connection has access to the raw data that previously only a chosen few of advanced researchers had access to.

Who knows where this can lead?