Disasters happen. (Most) outages shouldn’t. When multi-billion dollar companies like Wells Fargo, Delta, and Facebook experience outages, the reaction from users tends to be anger and surprise. Anger, because people want access to their personal checking and to leave JFK…
The realities of building open source software have changed. Today, we're relicensing CockroachDB with a committment to building an open core product.
One small step for Cockroach Labs, one giant leap for our release numbering.
CockroachDB uses RocksDB for its storage engine because of RocksDB's rich feature set, which is necessary for a complex product like a distributed SQL database.
This is the story of the detection, investigation, and fix of just one performance bug.
SQL? I thought CockroachDB was a key-value store?!? In the past we described CockroachDB as a distributed, transactionally consistent, key-value store.