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A weekly community podcast about Big Technology with a focus on Open Source, Advanced Analytics and other modern magic. Visit us: http://www.roaringelephant.org/

Roaring Elephant Dave Russell & Jhon Masschelein

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A weekly community podcast about Big Technology with a focus on Open Source, Advanced Analytics and other modern magic. Visit us: http://www.roaringelephant.org/

    Episode 200 – Bi-Centennial Podcast

    Episode 200 – Bi-Centennial Podcast

    For our 200th episode, we're taking a stroll down memory lane, looking back on how the podcast evolved over time. We discuss the content related changes we made over the years, and also talk about some of the technical choices we made.







    And not to spoil anything, there is definitely something strange happening in this one.... ;)

































    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAisApoDUWw

















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    • 44 min
    Episode 199 – Azure Data Engineering with Richard Nuckolls

    Episode 199 – Azure Data Engineering with Richard Nuckolls

    This episode, we go deep into everything data related in the public cloud, specifically the Microsoft Azure cloud. Fortunately we don't have to do this on our own since we're joined by Richard Nuckolls, author of the book "Azure Data Engineering", published by Manning publications under their MEAP program.

































    Free eBook raffle







    Manning Publication has been kind enough to give us a couple of download codes for a free eBook version of "Azure Data Engineering"







    As always, our Patreons get a first chance to get their hands on one of the codes. If you are a Roaring V.I.P. (or higher), you can head over to our Patreon Page now where you will find a  posts containing all the information required. If you become a Patreon now, you immediately get access tot that post!







    Listen to the episode to find out how you can enter the raffle!

















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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 198 – Roaring News

    Episode 198 – Roaring News

    This week we tackle some "software is used by the military" controversy, we have a light discussion on Quantum Computing and marvel in the apparent absence of common sense when it comes to putting information on public services.

































    As the final comment on LinkedIn says:"SkyNet is pleased with your progress."







    When something is open source, even though everybody hopes it will only be used for "good", these moral and ethical questions are very deep and complicated...











    Let's kill it before it spreads!







    Here's me thinking the world is trying their utmost to make quantum computing "a thing" and these people are already trying to break it!











    Who needs a password manager if you have GitHub?







    A good process and good governance of what you put on GitHub, or any other public service for that matter, are not a luxury, they're a necessity!

















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    • 24 min
    Episode 197 – Exploring Redis with Kyle Davis Part 2

    Episode 197 – Exploring Redis with Kyle Davis Part 2

    We're joined by Kyle Davis, head of Developer Advocacy at Redis Labs to discuss the ins and outs of Redis. It's the the in-memory data store that everybody probably uses, whether you know it or not and Kyle does a great job on discussing the pros and cons of deploying Redis in the many use cases it can add tremendous value. This is the final part of our interview with Kyle.

































    Redis Microservices for Dummies







    Make sure to check out the free "Redis Microservices for Dummies" e-book by Kyle Davis with Loris Cro on the Redis Labs website!

















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    • 30 min
    Episode 196 – Roaring News

    Episode 196 – Roaring News

    Today we discuss the needs of keeping your software up to date and how A.I. was able to recreate the game of Pac-Man. We finish off with the a look at the new enterprise GPU announcement from NVidia.

































    Who needs enemies with friends like these?







    And we do not mean the good folks behind HaveIBeenPwned here but rather the people that install good software and then never look at upgrading it when vulnerabilities are patched!











    Now the A.I. is also making them?







    A bit of fun looking at how an A.I. recreated the game of Pac-Man, courtesy of NVidia.







    We also mentioned another YouTube video demonstrating how an adversarial A.I.teaches itself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-8nXKmJMmI











    The more things change, the more they stay the same...







    It looks like we're on the next cycle of the distribute->consolidate-> distribute->consolidate merry-go-round where NVidia is going back to it's Silicon Graphics roots and decided to base their new Ampere product on the principle of combining many "simple" components in an intelligent fashion to create something that can do "more".

















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    • 30 min
    Episode 195 – Exploring Redis with Kyle Davis – Part 1

    Episode 195 – Exploring Redis with Kyle Davis – Part 1

    We're joined by Kyle Davis, head of Developer Advocacy at Redis Labs to discuss the ins and outs of Redis. It's the the in-memory data store that everybody probably uses, whether you know it or not and Kyle does a great job on discussing the pros and cons of deploying Redis in the many use cases it can add tremendous value. This is the first part of the interview with Kyle.

































    Redis Microservices for Dummies







    Make sure to check out the free "Redis Microservices for Dummies" e-book by Kyle Davis with Loris Cro on the Redis Labs website!

















    Please use the Contact Form on this blog or our twitter feed to send us your questions, or to suggest future episode topics you would like us to cover.

    • 31 min

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