Raghav Mohan joins Scott Hanselman to talk about Apache Kafka on HDInsight, which added the open-source distributed streaming platform last year to complete a scalable, big data streaming scenario on Azure.

Kafka is capable of processing millions of events/sec, petabytes of data/day to power scenarios like Toyota’s connected car, Office 365’s clickstream analytics, fraud detection for large banks, etc.

Find out how to deploy managed, cost-effective Kafka clusters on Azure HDInsight with a 99.9% SLA with just 4 clicks or pre-created ARM templates.

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Recently, Andy and I had a chance to chat with Amanda Lange, technology evangelist at Microsoft, games journalist, and data aficionado.

Press the play button below to listen here or visit the show page at DataDriven.tv

Show Notes

Learn about the General Availability release of Azure Bot Service and Language Understanding service, the two top-notch AI services to create amazing conversational AI experiences.

Find out how to get started easily with Azure Bot Service to create a bot using out of box templates such as the Language Understanding template, and reach your audience with multiple supported channels.

 

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Arthur C Clarke once famously said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

Recently, a family trip to Great Wolf Lodge proved this out as the MagiQuest game provides the look and feel of magic with RFID, IoT, and creativity.

As a data and gadget geek, I could not resist pointing this out. Smile

Another great update to an already awesome tool.

From the video description:

This month we are very excited to integrate our Q&A experience into the reporting canvas, offering a whole new way to create your visuals. We are also updating our bookmarking preview with new features that provide you much more flexibility. A highly requested feature, the ability to drill to filter other visuals on the page, is also coming out this month. You can take advantage of several new connectors and major updates to existing ones.

 

With Windows 10 IoT Core, you can build devices to make a better world not just for people, but also our furry friends .

Here’s a project on how to build a Pet Recognition Door by connecting a webcam, infrared motion sensor, servo motors, and OpenCV facial recognition on a Minnowboard Max running Windows IoT Core.

This Pet Recognition Door will let your pet come and go, while keeping unwelcome critters from paying you an unexpected visit.  Are you feline ready to start creating?