Everywhere you look cloud-native and microservice-based applications are popping up. Research points to these becoming the de facto standard for application development. Designing cloud-native applications require careful planning and consideration around the database layer. Build your databases out incorrectly, and you could be in for slowdowns, availability issues, and increased complexity. Peter talks about how a new wave of technology and cloud-native databases aim to solve the inherent database challenges that exist within cloud-native applications.