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My Year in Review (2020)

My Year in Review (2020)


Last year, I thought a few things would be coming in 2020.   

What's Coming in 2020

  • Cloud Enterprise Data Platforms
  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Streaming with Flink, Kafka, NiFi
  • AI at the Edge with Microcontrollers and Small Devices
  • Voice Data In Queries
  • Event Handler as a Service (Automatic Kafka Message Reading)
  • More Powerful Parameter Based Modular Streaming 
  • Cloud First For Big Data
  • Log Handling Moves to MiNiFi
  • Full AI At The Edge with Deployable Models
  • More Powerful Edge TPU/GPU/VPU
  • Kafka is everywhere
  • Open Source UI Driven Event Engines
  • FLaNK Stack gains popularity
  • FLINK Everywhere

Some of this was deferred due to the global pandemic and I had a big miss with Voice Data and some advances in streaming getting delayed.

Here's a list bit of new news for 2020, SRM was added to Kafka DataHub in the Public Cloud:

I also just did a best of 2020 video you can check out:

Articles from 2020

Talks Around the World (Virtual)

June 11, 2020 - INRHYTHM Lightning Talk

August 13, 2020 - Real-Time Analytics

August 28, 2020 - Apache Beam Summit

September 10, 2020 - Future of Data Princeton Meetup - Flink Flank Flink Fest

September 29 - October 1, 2020 - ApacheCon

September 29, 2020 - Apache Streaming Meetup

October 9, 2020 - DevOps Stage

October 22, 2020 - Flink Forward

October 26, 2020 - Open Source Summit Europe

October 27, 2020 - AI Dev World

October 30, 2020 - Nethope Conference with Cloudera Foundation

November 10, 2020 - Variis Talk

November 25, 2020 - Big Data Conference

December 14, 2020 - Apache MXNet Day

Source Code

Slides From Events and Talks 2020

This Year's Devices

  • NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX
  • NVIDIA Jetson Nano 2GB
  • Breakout Garden for Raspberry Pi (I2C + SPI)
  • SGP30 Air Quality Sensor Breakout
  • MLX90640 Thermal Camera Breakout – Wide angle (110°)
  • Raspberry Pi 4 - 8G RAM!

What's Coming in 2021

  • AI Driven Streaming
  • Cloudera Data Platform on GCP
  • OpenShift Powered by CDP
  • More Hybrid Cloud
  • SQL Stream Builder for Flink SQL
  • More powerful Edge AI
  • More TPUs, GPUs and specialized chips
  • More Streaming
  • More COVID datasets
  • More Robots
  • More Automation
  • More Serverless
  • Voice Data In Queries
  • K8 Everywhere... 
  • K8 Backlash


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