ABOUT THE TALK

In this talk, Nathan VanBenschoten, an engineer at Cockroach Labs, will speak to the architecture of an open-source, geo-distributed, SQL database. The talk will be a whirlwind tour of CockroachDB’s internals, covering the usage of Raft for consensus, the challenges of data distribution, distributed transactions, distributed SQL execution, and distributed SQL optimizations.

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Nathan VanBenschoten

Staff Software Engineer | Cockroach Labs

Nathan VanBenschoten joined Cockroach Labs four years ago as a Software Engineer focusing on the performance of CockroachDB's transaction, replication, and persistence layers. Prior to Cockroach Labs, he was a member of the Google-Wide Profiling team, working on Google's continuous profiling infrastructure.

Nathan VanBenschoten

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