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RoachFest 2024 Announces Full Agenda for Menlo Park & London Events

Due to feedback and popular demand from attendees for a larger conference, RoachFest 2024 is tripling down. We’ve expanded to three cities across two continents, and the agendas for Menlo Park and London have been unveiled: Speakers from Netflix, Riskified, Route, Superbet and more will headline Cockroach Labs’ popular database user conference series, sharing their tips, tricks, and success stories for providing always-on customer experiences.

David Weiss

May 21, 2024


No Dirty Reads: Everything you always wanted to know about SQL isolation levels (but were too afraid to ask)

Every relational database needs to establish a balance between accuracy and performance. Transaction isolation levels have a direct, though often unrecognized, impact on both.

 Michelle Gienow

Michelle Gienow

Feb 8, 2024



What is distributed SQL? An evolution of the database

Distributed SQL combines the consistency and structure of the early relational databases with the scalability, survivability, and performance first pioneered in NoSQL. Distributed SQL databases like CockroachDB use this architecture to provide a single logical database that replicates data across multiple physical nodes at any scale, on any infrastructure, and anywhere in the world.


Jim Walker

Feb 1, 2024


What is a DBaaS, and why would you want one?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of managed database-as-a-service offerings, and why should you consider letting someone else operate your database?


Charlie Custer

Feb 1, 2024


Isolation levels without the anomaly table

Forget the anomaly table. Here's what the different transaction isolation levels mean for the design and implementation of *your* app.

Ben Darnell

Ben Darnell

Jan 31, 2024


Prevention > Recovery: Physical cluster replication

Applications built on a traditional failover pattern with two data centers (and no access to a third on-prem or cloud region) used to face challenges in ensuring high resilience with CRDB. New in v23.2, physical cluster replication functionality now allows limited distribution applications to survive full cluster failures — with RPO and RTO measured in seconds rather than minutes.

 Michelle Gienow

Michelle Gienow

Jan 29, 2024



How to build an inventory management system that scales (with reference architecture)

One of the biggest technical challenges of inventory management is keeping data consistent in real time, or as close to it as possible. Particularly with larger operations, this is vital to avoid “overselling” scenarios that can cost the company money or damage its reputation.


Charlie Custer

Jan 25, 2024


How we stress test and benchmark CockroachDB for global scale

How do we know what our database is actually capable of? We test it. A lot. Here's a summary of some of the tests and benchmarks we run regularly to ensure CockroachDB is performant even at global scale.

Stan Rosenberg

Jan 25, 2024



Top Three Reasons Behind Database Migrations

I recently moved into a new house. Boxes are everywhere. Little pieces of styrofoam surprise me everywhere I go. There are many noises I don’t recognize or understand. And the drill I’d forgotten I even owned now occupies a prime spot on my kitchen counter. I use it daily. I didn’t move to a new house because I thought moving would be fun, or even easy. I knew it would be a lot of work. I moved because my family needed more space. Which is just one of many reasons someone might decide to endure the pain of moving: Cost. Quality of life. Proximity to the people/places that are important to you.


Adam Storm

Jan 24, 2024


How one company is beating the cloud giants at their own game

Cloud storage with enterprise-grade availability, durability, and performance – all for less than what the major CSPs charge? It's possible. Here's how.


Charlie Custer

Jan 23, 2024

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