Meet the next evolution of the database

/*Learn about the past, present, and future of the distributed database, and what it means for global applications*/

What you'll learn

What is distributed SQL?

A product-agnostic definition of this emerging database class.

Real-world use cases

How companies are using distributed SQL.

The future of the tech

Where is distributed database technology headed next?

Distributed architecture

How distributed SQL fits into modern application architecture.

Deployment options

Different ways to deploy distributed SQL databases.

Database history

Why the database has lagged behind as development advances.

Take a peek inside

An in-depth look at the history of databases and development to learn why the distributed mindset has been embraced in other areas of application development but lagged behind when it comes to the database.

What is distributed SQL anyway? This chapter summarizes the key elements of a distributed SQL database and presents a product-agnostic definition of the category.

How is distributed SQL being used in the real world? Dig into real use cases from the telecom, retail, and gaming industries to find out how distributed SQL is used in the field.

A fact-based look at where distributed SQL technology is already headed, as well as a speculative look further into the future.

About the Authors

Paul Modderman

Paul Modderman

Paul Modderman loves creating things and sharing them. His tech career has spanned web applications with technologies like .NET, Java, Python, and React to SAP solutions in ABAP, OData and SAPUI5, to cloud technologies in Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft Azure. He was principal technical architect on Mindset’s certified solutions CloudSimple and Analytics for BW. He’s currently the chief consultant at Bowdark Consulting.

jim walker

Jim Walker

Jim Walker is a recovering developer turned product marketer and has spent his career in emerging tech. During his career, he has brought multiple products to market in a variety of fields, including data loss prevention, master data management (MDM), Hadoop, Predictive Analytics, Kubernetes and Distributed SQL. Jim specializes in open source business models and is focused on accelerating the emergence of categories and broad developer movements. Jim is currently the VP of Product Marketing at Cockroach Labs.

charlie custer

Charles Custer

Charles Custer is a former journalist who started messing around with Python for data stories and got pulled into the world of tech. He is currently a Senior Technical Content Marketer at Cockroach Labs.

CockroachDB: distributed SQL, built for the cloud.

CockroachDB: distributed SQL, built for the cloud.

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