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Databricks as a unified platform for Generative AI Development

Databricks as a unified platform for Generative AI Development

Databricks is a pioneer in AI innovations for over a decade now and with the rise of Generative AI, it will take a new step in AI innovation. Leveraging a variety of applications and tools inside the Data Intelligence Platform, Databricks empowers to develop and deploy AI models with speed, reliability and full governance all […]

Getting Started with DBRX: First Impressions of Databricks’ Innovative Language Model

Getting Started with DBRX: First Impressions of Databricks’ Innovative Language Model

Databricks is advancing rapidly with its Generative AI platform. It is increasingly integrating foundation models and large language models. The most recent addition is DBRX, which I will discuss in this blog. Model serving Recently, Databricks released their own LLM named DBRX, available through the Foundation Model API. DBRX excels in summarization, question-answering and coding […]

Your all-in-one Generative AI platform: Azure AI Studio

Your all-in-one Generative AI platform: Azure AI Studio

During the last couple of months, generative AI has changed productivity, operations and customer support. Several AI providers have put a lot of emphasis on generative AI, incorporating it in their tools and offering tools such that customers can implement it inside their businesses. Besides Azure OpenAI which leverages the models from OpenAI such as […]

Geospatial data: finding pubs along cycling routes

Geospatial data: finding pubs along cycling routes

Part 1: Geospatial fundamentals “Data is everywhere”, a tagline you will often hear or read, especially when people are talking about big data. And it is definitely true, it is estimated that a mind-blowing 120 zettabytes of data has been created in 2023. A zettabytes, that is a byte with 21 zeros. However, the sentence […]

Architecting with Ease: Harnessing the Power of Amazon Q Assistant for Streamlined AWS Solutions

Architecting with Ease: Harnessing the Power of Amazon Q Assistant for Streamlined AWS Solutions

Note: This blog was written when Amazon Q was still in Public Preview. Some features may have changed at the moment of reading. Features are described at the moment of writing (December 2023). Amazon Web Services provides a wide range of powerful cloud computing options. Yet, understanding AWS architecture can be challenging, even for experienced […]

Redefining Data Lakes: Is AWS Lake Formation the Answer to Past Troubles?

Redefining Data Lakes: Is AWS Lake Formation the Answer to Past Troubles?

Over the past years the term ‘data lake’ has dominated many conversations about data and rightfully so. Whether it is used as a buzzword or not, whether you are a data engineer, or your business handles loads of data, your way of ‘storing’ the data is probably what is called a data lake. But what […]

Streamlining data warehousing: Harnessing the power of Amazon Redshift with dbt integration

Streamlining data warehousing: Harnessing the power of Amazon Redshift with dbt integration

Nowadays, data engineers and scientists cannot keep up with all the ETL-tools popping up like mushrooms from the ground. Imagine a tool, not strictly an ETL tool, taking center stage in data transformation? With your data already extracted and loaded (the E and L in ETL) into your data warehouse, dbt excels in transforming the […]

What orchestrator to use for your ETL jobs?

What orchestrator to use for your ETL jobs?

In today’s data-driven world, organizations are facing the ever-increasing complexity of data pipelines. The need to handle diverse data formats, sizes, sources and processing requirements can result in the need of different types of transformations blocks, ranging from SQL to PySpark to low/no-code solutions. When complex table dependencies also enter the picture, you get high, […]

How AWS Well-Architected can improve your AWS cloud architecture

How AWS Well-Architected can improve your AWS cloud architecture

When talking about Amazon Web Services (AWS), most people associate it with Amazon’s online shopping platform. However, if you’re familiar with the “Web Services” aspect, this blog will interest you. Over the summer, I had the opportunity to participate in a training course regarding the Well Architected Partner Program. In this post, I will talk […]