Kirill Gavrylyuk and Scott Hanselman talk about native support for Apache Cassandra API in Azure Cosmos DB with wire protocol level compatibility.

This support ensures you can continue using your existing application and OSS tools with no code changes and gives you the flexibility to run your Cassandra apps fully managed with no vendor lock-in.

In case you didn’t already know, the end credits theme from the first Portal game is called “Still Alive.” It’s the story of the game from the point of view of the game’s antagonist, a sentient AI with ill intentions.

Now, imagine an orchestral arrangement of that song.

I’ve referenced this particular cover of the song a few times in the Data Driven podcast. It’s quiet catchy and uplifting despite the lyrics.