It's obvious that macro trends such as cloud computing, microservices, containerization, and serverless applications are fundamentally changing how we architect, build, deploy, and operate modern applications. We've already seen how these changes have affected our data platforms dramatically over the past few years. Where is this going? Are we about to see the total obsolescence of the basic administration things we do today, like backups and upgrades? What about schema design, query optimization, and indexing? Will there even BE a database as we know it in ten years? And what role will open source and free software play? Bring your bitpens and write Baron's predictions into the blockchain, because one thing's sure: he's going to say a lot of things that will be proven wrong.
Baron is a widely-recognized expert on database internals, web performance, and large-scale application development. His best-selling technical books and open-source software are used by tens of thousands of engineers every day. Before founding VividCortex, Baron was an executive at Percona. He has a degree in Computer Science.