Google Spanner was mainly built because the most important system at Google, Google AdWords, had accumulated Terabytes of data on MySQL. It is a well known fact that Google has always trusted and relied on a relational database to power the system that generated more than 90% of Google’s revenue. When the amount of data grew, Google developed something called “schematized, semi-relational... [read more]
Head of SQL Layer, FoundationDB
Ori Herrnstadt is leading the SQL development at FoundationDB, marrying SQL capabilities with NoSQL scale. Previously, Ori founded and served as CEO of Akiban. He has been involved in developing large-scale operational database systems since his days in the Israeli Army.
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