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Cockroach Labs: Peter Mattis on leveraging open source software

The SQL database that sits under most applications in the world is old technology that was not built with the Cloud in mind. Now we live in a Cloud-Native world and it's important for developers to have a database that offers the same guarantees as legacy SQL database technology while also taking advantage of life in the cloud. Listen in as Peter Mattis Co-founder and CTO at Cockroach Labs talks about the cloud-native, distributed SQL database that provides next-level consistency, ultra-resilience, data locality, and massive scale to modern cloud applications. Join us as we discuss: - What were the unique insights that Peter and his team felt that drove them to creating a new database - Why OpenSource was a sensible approach for Peter and his team to take in terms of strategy - Who were the early adopters of the OpenSource project and Peter's advice to first time founders to be able to engage and foster a small community of users How Peter built his team early on to answer the technical problems that came with building a database

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