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O’Reilly – What is Distributed SQL? | Cockroach Labs
A paradigm shift is underway. Distributed cloud services have ushered in an era of unprecedented scale, resilience, and locality across nearly every aspect of how applications are built. Every aspect, that is, except the transactional database.

But now, traditional SQL databases are being reimagined to incorporate this distributed mindset, giving rise to an emerging category known as Distributed SQL.

In this report you will learn:

How and why database technology has lagged behind other areas of application development

What Distributed SQL means, and how it helps support massive, global applications

What kinds of companies benefit from using Distributed SQL databases for transactional workloads

What the future holds for the further development of Distributed SQL databases

About The Report

This in-depth report from O’Reilly covers the definition and value proposition of a new type of database, the distributed SQL database. It includes real-world use cases and a look at some additional innovations that are likely to make the distributed SQL database more accessible and easy for developers.

About the Authors

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 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.

Charles Custer is a content strategist and creator of all types, but especially: writer, editor, and motion designer/animator. He is currently a Senior Technical Content Marketer at Cockroach Labs.