Newsletter SELECT Insights
# About this Newsletter
Welcome to SELECT Insights, your curated and
DISTINCT 😉 newsletter. I’m Simon, a dad and a data engineer with over 20 years of experience. As the author of the living book “
Data Engineering Design Patterns”, I continuously explore and share the evolving landscape of data engineering.
In my career, I’ve seen technologies and terms evolve in cycles, a concept I liken to convergent evolution in nature. This newsletter is an extension of that exploration, where I dissect these patterns, offering clear, accessible narratives that connect deep technical concepts to their practical applications. Join me in this ongoing journey of discovery and understanding, as we navigate the fascinating world of data engineering together, one pattern at a time.
My mission is to distill the most relevant content into digestible, unique insights delivered straight to your inbox.
# What Awaits You
SELECT Topic: I kick things off with a thought-provoking topic, ranging from the intricacies of data engineering to the fascinating charm of everyday life experiences.
UPDATE Engineering: In this section, I’ll share the latest in data engineering tools, techniques, and coding snippets, ensuring you stay abreast of the exciting shifts in this landscape.
JOIN Perspectives: This section is a melting pot of my blogging journey, inspiring reads, stimulating discussions, and personal anecdotes. It’s where nerdy interests like Neovim, dotfiles, and coding intersect with broader perspectives.
FETCH Socials: In this segment, I handpick the cream of the crop from the social media landscape, delivering engaging content across a diverse range of topics.
SCAN Books: Here, I’ll share insights from my latest reads, spanning various genres and subject matters, offering you the opportunity to discover new horizons through the power of the written word.
# Why SELECT Insights?
I deeply value your time and your inbox. That’s why SELECT Insights is designed to be inspirational, fresh, and succinct. Does it sound intriguing? Subscribe now.
The name is a playful nod to SQL, underlining my commitment to curating the most engaging and valuable content from the ever-expanding sea of news and information.
# Past Editions: A Glimpse
Below are summaries of our previous adventures. Click to revisit or catch up and get a glimpse.
# July Edition - Open Data Stack Unveiled
Discover the Open Data Stack, a versatile framework surpassing the ‘Modern Data Stack.’ We delve into tools like Dremio, the benefits of open-source solutions, and the shift towards more agile, microservices-based approaches in data engineering.
# June Edition - Orchestrating Data Harmony
Explore the evolving landscape of Data Orchestration. We discuss the fragmentation challenges, Dagster’s growth, and Microsoft Fabric’s potential in bridging gaps within the Open Data Stack.
# April Edition - The Inaugural Voyage
Welcome to the first-ever newsletter – a uniquely curated blend of topics and updates.