Sunday, May 21, 2017

Azure Cosmos DB Graph APIs, Microsoft Graph API, SQL Graph

Introduction to Azure Cosmos DB Graph APIs | Microsoft Docs
"Azure Cosmos DB can be queried using Apache TinkerPop's graph traversal language, Gremlin, and integrates with other TinkerPop-compatible graph systems."
Gremlin, graph, and Azure Cosmos DB

Sample database showing persons, devices, and interests

Build an Azure Cosmos DB .NET application using the Graph API | Microsoft Docs
Visual graph explorer in Data Explorer in the Azure portal

Not to be confused with "Microsoft Graph API" that is superset of Azure AD and O365 APIs.
Overview - Documentation - Microsoft Graph
An image showing the primary resources and relationships that are part of the graph

Also not to be confused with new Graph features in SQL Server 2017
SQL Graph Architecture | Microsoft Docs



It will be interesting to see performance comparisons with native Graph databases like Neo4j
Usually to keep high performance graph databases run on single node with very large memory...
Microsoft so far implemented Gremlin language, while Neo4j has very good Cypher query language.

moon rockets: LEGO; China & EU

LEGO Ideas - Blog - Introducing LEGO® Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V
"You'll be able to find the 1 meter high (approximately 1:110 scale) icon of space exploration in stores from the 1st of June, 2017 for a recommended retail price of just USD 119.99 / EURO 119.99 / GBP 109.99. With 1969 LEGO elements the 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V rockets its way into LEGO Ideas history as the tallest LEGO Ideas set, as well as the one containing most elements. "

Chinese and European space agencies in talks to build a moon base | TechCrunch
"...working together to build a human-occupied “moon village” from which both agencies can potentially launch Mars missions, conduct research, and possibly explore commercial mining and tourism projects.
China’s upcoming projects in space include a mission to collect samples from the moon via an uncrewed craft by the end of this year, and to also launch an exploratory mission to the far side of the moon next year, with the similar aim of returning samples for study."

Open Data: Business & Culture

What Facebook learned when it opened its data to every employee - O'Reilly Media
"Facebook was one of the first companies to give its employees access to data at scale...All of the major web companies soon followed suit. Being able to access data through SQL became a mandatory skill for those in business functions at organizations like Google and LinkedIn."

Data Driven: Creating a Data Culture - O'Reilly Media
free ebook...describe the importance of democratizing data—making sure that employees who might need data have access to it, and making sure they have the resources to interpret it
Data Driven
DJ Patil - Wikipedia
Former Chief Data Scientist of the United States Office of Science and Technology Policy