An Open-Source, Cloud Native Database (CNDB)

Wednesday 4:15 PM - 5:05 PM

@ Hill Country A

Business TrackMySQL/MariaDB

50 minutes conference


MySQL, Kubernetes, Business & Enterprise

During our presentation at Percona Live 2019 Intel and its software partners will introduce the audience to the work we're doing to enable an open-source framework, we call Cloud Native Database (CNDB). This is a collaborative effort between Intel, Rockset, PlanetScale, MariaDB, and Percona. Why is Intel giving this talk? We believe such an open-source CNDB is the perfect complement to the Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory, QLC-NAND-based NVMe, and Cascade Lake CPU products.

Over the last couple of years we've talked to numerous database practitioners, across many companies and industries. What emerged from these discussions is clarity on the demand for an open-source equivalent to a Cloud Native Database such as Amazon's Aurora, Facebook's MySQL, and Azure's CosmosDB. In this talk, you will learn about our effort to make such an open-source Cloud Native Database available to the community.

Through the presentation, the audience will be introduced to a set of principles and architectural elements that define what we mean by Cloud Native Database. We will discuss Rockset's RocksDB-Cloud library and how it works with Facebook's MyRocks storage engine. We also will cover PlanetScale's Vitess project and their use of Kubernetes for deployment of our Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) mechanisms. Lastly, we share data on the performance and scale characteristics of the architecture and components that we have developed.


David Cohen

David Cohen (Intel)

Storage Solutions CTO and Sr PE


Dave Cohen is the Storage Solutions CTO in Intel's Nonvolatile Memory and Storage (NVMS) Group and the Chief Architect of Intel's Data Management Platform. This is a rack-centric, physical cluster that builds on the Intel Rack Scale Design (RSD). Dave has been at Intel for five years working on a variety of network and storage related solutions. His career spans over 30 years working on large scale, distributed systems for Fortune 500 companies across several industry segments.

Steve Shaw

Steve Shaw (Intel)

Database Technologist


Database professional specialized in Oracle and open source database performance. Developer of HammerDB the most popular open source benchmarking application for databases and author of the Pro Oracle RAC on Linux series of books published by Apress.

Yekesa Kosuru

Yekesa Kosuru (State Street)

Managing Director, Database Engineering


On a mission to create open source serverless elastic databases. Yekesa is a technically savvy results-driven product development executive with 23 years of experience and an entrepreneurial spirit to deliver disproportionate value to the business. Adept at developing and mentoring teams to deliver top performance, highly scalable, and competitive products that generate strategic value to the enterprise. Proven track record to design, architect, lead, build and deliver systems from paper to production. Effective in articulating product design to all knowledge levels. A passionate leader that deeply cares about ilities, - availability, scalability, observability, etc. Expertise spans Leadership, Big Data, Cloud, Large-Scale Systems, SaaS, Databases, NoSQL, Architecture, Security, Key-Value store, Data Warehousing, Analytics, Map Reduce, Cloud, AWS.

Jiten Vaidya

Jiten Vaidya (PlanetScale)

Co-Founder & CEO


Over 25 years of experience as a software engineer and manager. Software development, site reliability, automation tools, configuration management.


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