END-OF-WEEK READS (WEEK ENDING 12/29/2018)

The extended weekend is here (for many of you). Say goodbye to 2018! Bring 2019 in with these great data and tech reads. Have a great weekend.


  • SAAS Multiples Cratered (Medium)
  • How Much of the Internet Is Fake? Turns Out, a Lot of It, Actually. (New Yorker)
  • A Look into Microsoft’s Data-Driven Approach to Improving Sales (HBR)
  • Why Data Is Never Raw (New Atlantis)
  • 3 Ways to Avoid the Analytics Death Curve (Datanami)

END-OF-WEEK READS (WEEK ENDING 12/22/2018)

Happy Holidays! We wish everyone a great holiday break. Here are some data-related weekend reads. They go better with hot chocolate or coffee. Enjoy.


  • How to think about data in 2019 (The Economist)
  • AlphaZero: Shedding new light on the grand games of chess, shogi and Go (Deepmind)
  • DataOps is NOT Just DevOps for Data (Data Kitchen)
  • Data Deletion in a World with Endless Storage (Datanami)
  • The 9 Most Common Database Design Errors (Vertabelo)
  • AWS Lambda in a VPC Will Soon be Much Faster (Nuweba)

END-OF-WEEK READS (WEEK ENDING 12/15/2018)

It’s getting close to the holidays, so we’re sure you’ve got a lot to do (last minute Christmas shopping, ugly sweater and white elephant parties, etc). We’ll keep the articles pretty brief this weekend.


  • PORTING TO AWS GRAVITON: COST ENGINEERING WITH NEW CPU ARCHITECTURES (Ternary Data)
  • The rise of Kubernetes epitomizes the transition from big data to flexible data (ZDNet)
  • The hidden risk in the startup economy (VentureBeat)
  • AWS re:Invent 2018: Amazon DynamoDB Deep Dive: Advanced Design Patterns for DynamoDB (DAT401) (YouTube)
  • A radical new neural network design could overcome big challenges in AI (MIT Technology Review)

END-OF-WEEK READS (WEEK ENDING 12/8/2018)

Hope everyone had a productive week. Pour a cup of 5 of coffee and browse these data reads.


  • Why Companies That Wait to Adopt AI May Never Catch Up (HBR)
  • Your Data Is Useless If You Don’t Have a Management Strategy (Entrepreneur)
  • State of Deep Learning : H2 2018 Review (Medium)
  • Predicting the real-time availability of 200 million grocery items (Instacart)
  • The Friendship That Made Google Huge (New Yorker)

END-OF-WEEK READS (WEEK ENDING 12/1/2018)

The big thing this week was AWS re:Invent. AWS really hit it out of the park, across the board.

Here are some of of our favorite AWS data announcements from re:Invent. This isn’t an exhaustive list, as there were too many cool things announced. We will have some blog posts covering our experiences with these and other new products.

Other reads

  • Deep Learning cheatsheets for Stanford’s CS 230 (Github)
  • Best Deals in Deep Learning Cloud Providers (Toward Data Science)
  • How Andy Jassy CEO of AWS Thinks About The Future of Cloud Computing (Forbes)
  • Global DataSphere to Hit 175 Zettabytes by 2025, IDC Says (Datanami)