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April 18-21, 2016

Santa Clara, California

Introducing CockroachDB: Make Data Easy

Introducing CockroachDB: Make Data Easy

 19 April 04:50 PM - 5:15 PM @ Room 209
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25 minutes conference
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A new class of database engines is emerging - databases that combine the horizontal scalability of popular NoSQL databases with the transactional consistency guarantees of a traditional relational database. In this talk, we'll take a deep dive into CockroachDB, a project that aims to bring the best aspects of Google's next generation database Spanner to the rest of the world via open source. We will look at the design of CockroachDB and learn how it is combining horizontal scalability and SQL with resilience, strong consistency, and distributed transactions with the use of tools like RocksDB, Raft, and Go. We will then explore how you can both contribute to it and use it to build scalable, resilient applications that can be deployed to any cloud infrastructure.


Spencer Kimball's picture

Spencer Kimball

CEO & Co-Founder, Cockroach Labs


Spencer Kimball is the CEO and co-founder of Cockroach Labs, where he maintains a delicate balance between a love for programming distributed systems and the excitement of helping the company grow smoothly. He cut his teeth on databases during the dot com heyday, and had a front row seat at Google for a decade’s worth of their evolution.

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