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Cockroach Labs raises $55 million for ultra-resilient databases

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Cockroach Labs, the New York-based developer of the open source distributed database project CockroachDB, today announced that it’s closed a $55 million, oversubscribed series C round co-led by Altimeter Capital, Tiger Global, and GV (formerly Google Ventures).

Cockroach Labs announced managed CockroachDB-as-a-Service

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This week, Cockroach Labs announced the availability of Managed CockroachDB. CockroachDB, a geo-distributed database, is a fully hosted and managed service, created and run by Cockroach Labs. It is an open source tool that makes deploying, scaling, and managing CockroachDB effortless. Last year, the company announced version 1.0 of CockroachDB and $27 million in Series B financing, which was led by Redpoint along with the participation from Benchmark, GV, Index Ventures and FirstMark.

Managed CockroachDB launches as a geo-distributed database-as-a-service

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In an effort to make data easy, Cockroach Labs has released a fully hosted and fully managed version of CockroachDB. Cloud agnostic and available on both AWS and GCP, Managed CockroachDB will enable development teams to focus on building scalable applications without having to worry about infrastructure operations.

Cockroach Labs Launches Managed CockroachDB: The Geo-Distributed Database as a Service

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Cockroach Labs, the company behind CockroachDB, the ultra-resilient SQL database for global business, today announced Managed CockroachDB, the company’s entry into the database-as-a-service (DBaaS) market. Managed CockroachDB significantly reduces the time to value for companies without expertise deploying globally-distributed database systems.

Cockroach Labs introduces Managed CockroachDB, its geo-distributed database as a service

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Cockroach Labs, the company behind CockroachDB SQL database, announced on Tuesday Managed CockroachDB. Managed CockroachDB reduces the time to value for companies that do not have expertise deploying globally-distributed database systems. Managed CockroachDB is a cloud-neutral, geo-distributed SQL DBaaS, launching initially on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Cockroach Labs launches CockroachDB as managed service

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Cockroach Lab’s open source SQL database, CockroachDB, has been making inroads since it launched last year, but as any open source technology matures, in order to move deeper into markets it has to move beyond technical early adopters to a more generalized audience. To help achieve that, the company announced a new CockroachDB managed service today. The service has been designed to be cloud-agnostic, and for starters it’s going to be available on Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform.

Cockroach Labs Rolls Geo-Location DB Service

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Database vendors are increasingly focusing on the lack of enterprise expertise for handling distributed SQL databases by offering managed services. Among the challenges in implemented “global” databases is compliance with local data governance guidelines. That’s the strategy being introduced by transactional database provider Cockroach Labs, which this week unveiled what it calls a “geo-distributed” database service.

Databases and Microservices: A Technology and Methodology Primer

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Despite some companies recently gaining a lot of attention for abandoning them, microservices are still a prevalent — and potentially powerful — design architecture. Given the enormous complexity of applications, though, “loosely coupled services” still means that they can have strict dependencies on one another.

Why the 4-day workweek might be closer than you think — and the 10 careers best suited to it

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Designed neither strictly for working nor strictly for downtime, Cockroach Labs' Free Fridays are intended as an opportunity for staff to take back control, with many using them for study, long-term projects or family time.

To build a private cloud: How Kubernetes gets friendly with Hadoop

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The challenge with Kubernetes: if you try to implement it yourself, a good description of the experience would be no pain, no gain. And if you want to mount a database or Hadoop platform, until recently you had to go outside of Kubernetes to manage it. It's a bit of a slog, as a recent blog post from Cockroach Labs reads to our mind.

4 Providers of Dynamically Scaleable and Alterable Relational Database Software Named IDC Innovators

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International Data Corporation (IDC) today published an IDC Innovators report profiling four companies that are considered key emerging vendors in the dynamically scalable and alterable relational database software market. The four software providers named as IDC Innovators are Clustrix, Cockroach Labs, NuoDB, and Splice Machine.

Great Power, Great Responsibility: The 2018 Big Data & AI Landscape

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It’s been an exciting, but complex year in the data world. Just as last year, the data tech ecosystem has continued to “fire on all cylinders”. If nothing else, data is probably even more front and center in 2018, in both business and personal conversations. Some of the reasons, however, have changed.

Still worried about GDPR? Expert provides advice

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The general points of The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) were assessed in the Digital Journal article “European business needs to get smart about data protection.” However, there are choices that businesses need to consider in terms of practical application.

How to Attract and Support Neurodiverse Talent

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Soon after Lindsay Grenawalt started her job as head of people operations at Cockroach Labs, a software company based in New York City, her CEO approached her because he was concerned about the company’s lack of diversity. Specifically, he was concerned that there were no women on the engineering team. The company wasn’t quite a year old yet in December 2015, but it was growing rapidly.

How This Tiny Startup Competes With the Googles and Facebooks of the World for the Best Intern Talent

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If you're not Facebook, Google, Apple, or Amazon, it can be tough to lure engineering talent in a competitive environment. ​To stand out from the crowd of tech companies, New York-based startup Cockroach Labs came up with a unique perk that begins at the lowest rung of the ladder: interns can receive equity if they choose to return after they graduate.

Distributed SQL database wagered on for scalability boost, GDPR

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Fans of the simple life found relief of late as a once torrential stream of new distributed databases seemed to slow. But the spigot is still on. As new requirements percolate, additional databases continue to bubble up. New requirements can include global transaction support, the Global Data Protection Regulation and more.

It’s time to build a multi-cloud strategy to make the best of falling public cloud prices

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This year will see a marked increase in competition for public cloud dollars – and not just from incumbents like Amazon and Google. As demand for the cloud grows, big companies from China are making significant moves to expand their global reach – with Alibaba in particular moving aggressively into Europe and the United States.

Kindred Joins Forces With All-in-One Diversity Group

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Kindred informed about the newest release of Cockroach Labs product – a result of established partnership between the two. CockroachDB 2.0 is a geo-partitioning feature that will help with domiciling the data and keeping up with various environment regulations.

Kindred looks to Facebook Messenger and Alexa to boost customer engagement — Operator also hails the launch of partnering firm Cockroach Labs’ latest data leveraging platform release

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Kindred’s innovation subsidiary, Kindred Futures, is looking towards Facebook Messenger and voice recognition technology to boost customer interaction and offer new channels for betting. Speaking to EGR, Kindred Futures chief Will Mace said the subsidiary had projects and investigations underway with a number of partners, although most were still nascent ideas.

New solutions help enterprise data managers cope with GDPR’s heavy hand

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Companies everywhere are racing to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation when it goes into full effect on May 25. GDPR is a legal framework for processing, movement and use of personal data in the EU, with allowances for data transfers outside the union.

CockroachDB 2.0 ist leistungsfähiger

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Die freie Datenbank CockroachDB bringt in Version 2.0 laut der Ankündigung der Entwickler eine signifikante Leistungssteigerung mit. Das hinter der Datenbank stehende Cockroach Labs hat zudem Json implementiert. Der Json-Support ist zu PostgreSQL kompatibel und beinhaltet Json Data Types und invertierte Indizes. Die verteilte Datenbank soll damit Abfragen in großen Datenbeständen deutlich schneller erledigen können. Gleichzeitig soll durch die Json-Unterstützung auch die Entwicklung schneller vonstatten gehen.

Verteilte Datenbank: CockroachDB 2.0 verspricht mehr Tempo

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Konsistenz und eine ausfallsichere Skalierung über Rechenzentrumsgrenzen hinweg sind die wichtigsten Aspekte der Open-Source-Datenbank CockroachDB. Seit Veröffentlichung des ersten Major Release vor rund einem Jahr haben die Macher von Cockroach Labs für Version 2.0 vor allem an der Verbesserung der Geschwindigkeit des Datenbanksystems gearbeitet.

CockroachDB Adds GDPR Compliance

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CockroachDB 2.0 has been released with geo-partitioning features that keep data close to the customer, and support for JSON. The developers also say there are new benchmarks showing it can handle ten times more throughput than Amazon Aurora.

New distributed database adds international and GDPR controls

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The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will force very strict new privacy compliance rules on firms doing business in the EU, but the startup with an atrocious company and product name has what it says is the solution to maintaining compliance. Cockroach Labs has introduced version 2.0 of its CockroachDB distributed database, which can be run in a data center or cloud.

SD Times news digest: CockroachDB 2.0, Windows 10 Insider preview, and AWS machine learning inference

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Cockroach Labs officially announced the release of CockroachDB 2.0, its SQL database for global cloud services. The company first teased the upcoming release last month. The update includes geo-partitioning features to keep data close to the customer, performance benchmarks, and support for JSON.

SQL Database Adds GDPR Compliance Tools

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The big data startup Cockroach Labs is itself targeting startups and multinational companies hustling to comply with pending European data governance rules with a new version of its open-source SQL database.

CockroachDB 2.0 is here: It’s all about speed!

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JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) is the number one choice for all projects that need to avoid garrulous design planning and expensive schema migrations. By adding support for JSON, CockroachDB speeds up queries on giant volumes of data, eliminating the necessity to map out the types of requests that need to be processed in advance. According to the official release notes, fast development and rapid prototyping are what CockroachDB offers you.

Executive Viewpoint 2018 Prediction: Cockroach Labs

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2018 will see a marked increase in competition for public cloud dollars – and not just from incumbents like Amazon and Google. Big Chinese companies are making significant moves to expand their global reach – with Alibaba in particular moving aggressively into Europe and the United States. This will drive down public cloud prices and drive up demand for multi-cloud.

CockroachDB 2.0 lands just in time to help companies comply with EU’s GDPR regulations

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The company behind the highly scalable CockroachDB SQL database has announced its second major release of the platform. Cockroach Labs Inc. said that with the update, CockroachDB 2.0 can now handle ten-times the throughput of Amazon Web Services Inc.’s Aurora database.

SD Times news digest: Swift 4.1, Rust releases version 1.25, CockroachDB 2.0 and data artisans’ dA platform

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Cockroach Labs has announced the next release of its SQL database for global cloud services will be generally available in just a few short weeks. CockroachDB 2.0 will include numerous of performance updates as well as an improvement to the maximum number of warehouses supported.

Can Blind Hiring Improve Workplace Diversity?

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Like AAM, Cockroach Labs, a database solutions provider to enterprise businesses, takes a tech-free approach to blind hiring—but with a twist. “While our recruiters see each candidate’s resume, the interview team doesn’t see any of the resumes,” says Lindsay Grenawalt, head of HR and recruiting at the New York City-based startup, which has 50 employees.

Q&A with James Munnelly and Matt Bates on Kubernetes Stateful Services and Navigator at QCon London

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Looking into the future, we envisage a new generation of distributed systems built with Kubernetes primitives as a foundation - Kubernetes, container and cloud-native from the get-go. The likes of CockroachDB offer us a glimpse into this future.

Cosmos DB review: Database for a small planet

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If you do business around the world, you may need a scalable, distributed, global database. You have several choices including Google Cloud Spanner, the open source CockroachDB, the graph database Neo4j, and the subject of this review, Azure Cosmos DB.

RDBMS Management on macOS

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While most apps focus on a specific database product, a few have gone the extra mile in supporting numerous database platforms. In today's article, we'll explore a recent addition named TablePlus. It supports a whole set of relational databases including PostgreSQL, MySQL, RedShift, SQL Server, MariaDB, Redis, and SQLite, with support for Oracle and CockroachDB coming soon.

Seven sectors where NYC tech firms are making waves

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Work-Bench portfolio companies include Cockroach Labs, an infrastructure database from Google alumni, and Backtrace, which offers debugging software from former AppNexus engineers. So-called deep tech powers these companies, which have become homes for the city’s most talented engineers—who might turn up their noses at the out-of-the-box work at a consumer-tech startup.

These NYC Startups Raised the 10 Largest Series B Rounds of 2017

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Armed with some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest NYC Startup Series B rounds of 2017.

Cockroach Labs 2018 Predictions: Global Data Regulations, Public Cloud Competition Pave the Path to Multi-Cloud in 2018

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2017 saw huge growth in public cloud around the globe. Increased global data regulations, competition from Chinese public cloud vendors, a new focus on avoiding vendor lock-in amongst enterprise customers and new technology innovations will fuel the adoption of multi-cloud solutions in 2018. Here are top predictions from Cockroach Labs in 2018.

CockroachDB review: A scale-out SQL database built for survival

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Until very recently, when you shopped for a database you had to choose: Scalability or consistency? SQL databases such as MySQL guarantee strong consistency, but don’t scale well horizontally. (Manual sharding for scalability is no one’s idea of fun.) NoSQL databases such as MongoDB scale beautifully, but offer only eventual consistency. (“Wait long enough, and you can read the right answer”—which isn’t any way to do financial transactions.

How You’ll Look for a Job in 2018

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Lindsay Grenawalt, head of People for Cockroach Labs, says that exercise-based interviews are becoming more common for non-technical workers. “Rather than guess if a candidate can do the job based on their answers to behavioral questions,” she says, “exercise-based interviews ask for candidates to show [what they can do].”

This Open-Source Interview Approach Will Help You Avoid Unconscious Bias

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Three years ago, Cockroach Labs started the effort to create a more diverse workforce by focusing on building an inclusive environment. In order to do so, we attacked unconscious bias head-on – first by eliminating resumes during the interview process, and then by implementing exercise-based interviews across all departments. Most recently, we open-sourced our interviews to create familiarity — and improve fairness — for candidates going through our hiring process.

Kindred Group, Cockroach Labs partner on development effort

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The Kindred Futures arm of Kindred Group has linked up with Cockroach Labs to develop a “next-generation” online gaming platform. The two companies will work together to create a database solution that Kindred Group said will “greatly improve” the experience for customers across all of its brands.

Kindred to Improve UX with Cloud-Powered Database Solution

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Kindred has announced plans to develop a new cloud-based database solution to help speed up its customer-facing sites. The group’s innovation arm, Kindred Futures, has partnered with cloud services firm Cockroach Labs to develop the new solution. Cockroach Labs is behind CockroachDB.

This NYC Startup Just Raised $27M To Bring Databases to the Modern Era

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While working with traditional SQL databases one inevitably runs into issues while scaling as these database were not conceived to run in cloud environments and the underpinning architecture was often devised 30 years ago. NoSQL solutions emerged to take advantage of horizontal scalability but required compromises like consistency. Recognizing these pain points and the reality that everything is moving to the cloud, Cockroach Labs built CockroachDB, the cloud-native open source SQL database.

The CockroachDB Distributed SQL Database Reports for Production Duty

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Everyone knows the devil’s in the details, but who could have guessed there were quite so many details in building a highly consistent, always available, scalable SQL database? That’s the lesson Cockroach Labs took from the beta of its CockroachDB project, according to CEO Spencer Kimball.

GitHub Project of the Week: CockroachDB

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The open-source, cloud-native SQL database, CockroachDB, has officially reached version 1.0 this week. CockroachDB was first put on our radar in 2015 when it made Black Duck’s list of Open Source Rookies of the Year. The project first entered beta in March of 2016.

Cockroach Labs announces $27M Series B and enterprise tier for its reliable database

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A database that replicates itself and is meant to survive — that was the connection that Cockroach Labs CEO Spencer Kimball made between the startup’s memorable name and its value proposition. Despite entering a crowded market, Cockroach has been able to gain the favor of some of the best known VCs in tech.

InfoWorld: Open source SQL database CockroachDB hits 1.0

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CockroachDB, an open source, fault-tolerant SQL database with horizontal scaling and strong consistency across nodes—and a name few people will likely forget—is now officially available. Cockroach Labs, the company behind its development, touts CockroachDB as a “cloud native” database solution—a system engineered to run as a distributed resource. Version 1.0 is available in both basic and for-pay editions, and both boast features that will appeal to enterprises.

Cockroach Labs hatches new funding from Redpoint, Google Ventures and others

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Cockroach Labs CEO Spencer Kimball addressed the fundraise in a new blog post, which you can read here. The capabilities of the company's flagship product, CockroachDB, establish a fundamentally better standard for deploying global cloud services, Kimball said.

VentureBeat: Cockroach Labs raises $27 million and unveils an enterprise version of its open source database for developers

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Cockroach Labs, which provides an open source database for developers, announced today the launch of an enterprise offering, as well as funding of $27 million. Redpoint Ventures led the round, with Benchmark Capital, FirstMark Capital, GV, and Index Ventures returning as investors. We are offering what is going to become the new standard — ‘multi-active availability’, wrote Cockroach Labs’ founder and CEO, Spencer Kimball, in an email to VentureBeat.

Cockroach Labs Raises $27M and Launches Enterprise Version

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Founded in 2015 by former Google Inc. engineers Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and Ben Darnell, Cockroach Labs’ main product is CockroachDB, a scalable SQL database that was built based on a white paper that led to Google’s development of its Spanner database. CockroachDB takes a different approach to Spanner. In addition to being open-source, it combines the functions of SQL with the horizontal scalability common to NoSQL offerings to provide enterprise-grade disaster recovery.

Wall Street Journal Pro: Cockroach Labs Raises $27 Million for Open-Source Database

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Cockroach Labs Inc., an open-source database developer, has raised $27 million in Series B funding led by Redpoint Ventures, which had participation from Benchmark, FirstMark Capital, GV and Index Ventures. New York-based Cockroach Labs offers a new generation of databases that can be used by large enterprises to produce consistent results, said Chief Executive Spencer Kimball.

OpenStack Summit Presented a Convincing Demo of Cross-Cloud Convergence

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In a breathtaking surprise demonstration, directed by CoreOS CEO Alex Polvi and Cockroach Labs CEO Spencer Kimball, representatives from no fewer than 15 cloud service providers utilize an OpenStack portal to enable clusters in their own clouds join, near-simultaneously, an established, running database cluster.

The 38 Hottest Startups to Watch in 2017

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Cockroach is “building the enterprise database of the future much like the un-killable databases that web-scale companies (like Amazon and Google) use internally. Big data requires a database that scales across datacenters and geographies without interruption. Regulations increasingly require applications to limit where certain data can be stored (German data in Germany, for instance),” Munichiello says.

Inside CockroachDB’s Survivability Model

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In this Percona Live Europe featured talk, we’ll meet Marc Berhault, Engineer at Cockroach Labs. His talk will be on Inside CockroachDB’s Survivability Model. This talk takes a deep dive into CockroachDB, a database whose “survive and thrive” model aims to bring the best aspects of Google’s next generation database, Spanner, to the rest of the world via open source.I had a chance to speak with Marc and learn a bit more about these questions…

Open Source Databases at Percona Live Europe, Amsterdam

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In the last five years, the open source database community has been flourishing. There has been an explosion of creativity and innovation. The community has created many niche (and not so niche) solutions for various problems.

Cloud Native Ambassadors and Docker Captains Navigate Users Through the Container Ecosystem

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Navigating the container ecosystem can be confusing. Deciding where to dip your toes is challenging for those stepping into container and microservices waters. Even those who have already ventured knee-deep still wade through many questions as they progress in their cloud native journey.To help them guide them through the ecosystem, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) recently launched a Cloud Native Ambassadors program at its inaugural CloudNativeDay in Toronto.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For September 2nd, 2016

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Quotable Quotes:n“@aphyr: hey if you’re looking for a real cool trip through distributed database research, https://github.com/cockroachdb/cockroach/blob/develop/docs/design.md … is worth several reads”

Four Short Links: 26 August 2016

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3. A Focus on Stability — the summary of why quality has slipped is applicable to pretty much every startup project I know: (*) Components are intertwined with enough complexity that surprising emergent behavior must be dealt with. (*) Stability fixes are often under-designed, failing to address a problem adequately. (*) Fixes are also sometimes over-designed, adding unnecessary complexity. (*) Code churn (refactorings, new feature work, dependency upgrades) makes stability a moving target. (*) No engineers are focused on stability full time.

The NYC Tech Ecosystem: Catching Up to the Hype

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I’m fascinated by tech ecosystems, and the network effects behind them.  I wrote about Berlin (here) and about Paris (here)  But of course, as an NYC venture capitalist, I’m particularly interested in New York – I wrote about the strong NYC data community a while back (here), and about NYC as a great home for European entrepreneurs (here).

NewSQL: Trying to Solve What SQL and NoSQL Can’t on Their Own

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NewSQL and NoSQL have similarities and differences. The “right” database choice is all about the use case, as always. Depending on what your company is trying to accomplish, you likely have a mix of SQL and NoSQL solutions. And if you don’t, you likely will in the future.Like NoSQL, NewSQL was designed for modern requirements that include high speed and massive scalability.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For June 17th, 2016

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[Serializable, Lockless, Distributed: Isolation in CockroachDB](/blog/serializable-lockless-distributed-isolation-cockroachdb/) We have now demonstrated how CockroachDB’s Isolation system is able to provide a serializable and recoverable transaction history in a completely distributed fashion. Combined with our atomic commit post, we have already described a fairly robust system for executing concurrent, distributed ACID transactions.

The Future of Open Source

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Last week in New York, the venture firm Accel held a ninety minute lunch for an audience of financial analysts and equity professionals, a reporter or two and at least a few industry analysts. The ostensible subject for the event was Accel’s Open Adoption Software (OAS) model, but the wider focus was what the future held for open source in general. Accel’s view on this subject, as well as that of the panelists at the event from Cloudera, Cockroach Labs and Sysdig, was that open source essentially has gone mainstream. As Jake Flomenberg, an Accel partner put it, “There is a massive shift going on in the ways technology is bought. Open source has gone from the exception to the rule.”

What’s Really New with NewSQL?

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A new class of database management systems (DBMSs) called NewSQL tout their ability to scale modern on-line transaction processing (OLTP) workloads in a way that is not possible with legacy systems. The term NewSQL was first used by one of the authors of this article in a 2011 business analysis report discussing the rise of new database systems as challengers to these established vendors (Oracle, IBM, Microsoft). The other author was working on what became one of the first examples of a NewSQL DBMS. Since then several companies and research projects have used this term (rightly and wrongly) to describe their systems.

Open-Source Software Companies Try a New Business Model

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Open-source software won the hearts and minds of corporate tech strategists, but the first-generation of open-source software startups largely failed to gain commercial traction. A new generation is selling to the CIO in a different way.

CockroachDB with Ben Darnell

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Google has published papers on distributed systems such as BigTable, Chubby, and the Google File System. During this episode, we focus on a product that takes inspiration from Google’s Spanner project, a database that is built on a distributed monolithic sorted map: CockroachDB, a scalable, survivable, consistent SQL database. Today’s guest Ben Darnell is the CTO of Cockroach Labs, and he joins us today to discuss SQL and NoSQL distributed databases.

This NYC Startup Raised $20M to Make Your Data Easy to Work With

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Starting your business for some begins easy, but what happens when you begin expanding and your RDBMS can’t hold what you need? You are sick of splitting between two servers and your NoSQL does not give you the quality you want. Introducing Cockroach Labs’ CockroachDB.

CockroachDB-More than just an invincible database!

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App startups are nothing but precious databanks that churn and use data in a desirable manner. Data is extremely important. It needs to be safely stored and speedily retrieved whenever needed. A lot of database architecture promise to combine both factors and provide you with a perfect solution. However, none of these can save you in an event of a catastrophe.

The Daily Startup: March 31, 2016

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Cockroach Labs Inc., an open-source database developer, has raised $20 million in Series A1 funding led by Index Ventures, which had participation from Benchmark.

Cockroach Labs crawls away with $20M from Benchmark, Google Ventures

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New York-area startups and venture capitalists are making funding deals with the hopes of creating the next profitable company. Here’s one deal announced this week: Cockroach Labs, a provider of open source infrastructure and database solutions.

This Company Says It Has Identified the Next 10 Unicorn Startups

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The number of new unicorns born in the fourth quarter last year declined sharply from the third quarter, from 23 to nine worldwide. As the “smart money” dries up, identifying the most promising new startups gets even more interesting.

CockroachDB just raised $20 million from Benchmark, Index, and GV

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CockroachDB a New York-based open-database company that aims to keep the applications of its enterprise customers up and running, even when their data centers and cloud infrastructure suddenly go offline, has raised $20 million in Series A1 funding.

Scalable, disaster-resistant CockroachDB enters public beta

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As tough to take down as its namesake, CockroachDB combines high fault-tolerance, strong consistency, and horizontal scalability with familiar SQL syntax.

Databases Will Inherit the Earth

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Whether you are booking a flight on Expedia, ordering up a ride on Uber or posting your latest vacation photo on Facebook, you are talking to a database somewhere.  Databases are the center of everything that is done in the computing world.

Database Startup Cockroach Labs Picks Up $20M

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Cockroach Labs Inc., an open-source database developer, has raised $20 million in Series A1 funding led by Index Ventures, which had participation from Benchmark. Cockroach Labs Chief Executive Spencer Kimball said the company was named before the term “cockroach” had become in use to describe a low-burn, efficient startup. Still, Mr. Kimball said, he didn’t mind the association.

Announcing Our Investment in Cockroach Labs

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Today we’re excited to announce that Work-Bench is joining Index Ventures, Benchmark, GV (formerly Google Ventures), FirstMark Capital, and other great investors to back Cockroach Labs in their Series A-1 round.

Cockroach scoops up $20 mln

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New York-based Cockroach Labs, which provides open source infrastructure and is launching an OS database solution, has raised $20 million in Series A1 funding fromBenchmark, Index Ventures and GV.

Is Big Data Still a Thing? (The 2016 Big Data Landscape)

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In a tech startup industry that loves its shiny new objects, the term “Big Data” is in the unenviable position of sounding increasingly “3 years ago”.   While Hadoop was created in 2006, interest in the concept of “Big Data” reached fever pitch sometime between 2011 and 2014.  This was the period when, at least in the press and on industry panels, Big Data was the new “black”, “gold” or “oil”.  However, at least in my conversations with people in the industry, there’s an increasing sense of having reached some kind of plateau.

The 53 startups that will be huge in 2016, according to venture capitalists

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2016 is just around the corner and it’s time to predict which startups will take the tech industry by storm. “Cockroach Labs is launching a web-scale database for the future. The team… has created an “un-kill-able” database,” says Dave Munichiello.

Party Like It’s 1849: The Developer Tools Gold Rush

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“You can’t make money selling to developers.” That was a common axiom that permeated the venture community as recently as a few years ago. But just in the last couple of quarters, GitHub, Stripe, Twilio and Slack have all raised giant rounds, valuing each company at at least one billion dollars.

Hello World: Meet CockroachDB, the Resilient SQL Database

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Does the world need another database system? Only if it answers some fresh requirement unmet by existing technologies. For CockroachDB, the aim is to be both highly scalable and transactional.

11 Cutting Edge Databases Worth Exploring Now

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Only a few years ago, database work was among the most boring of tasks in IT — in a good way. Data went into one of the major SQL databases and it came out later, all in one piece, exactly as it went in.

Four Short Links: 19 September 2015

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3. SQL in CockroachDB: Mapping Table Data to Key-Value Storage — very easy-to-follow simple database implementation lesson.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For September 4th, 2015

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Here’s How CockroachDB Does Distributed, Atomic Transactions. The steps: Switch, Stage, Flip, Unstage.

A New Database Bug

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There’s another database engine entering the already full market place. CockroachDB will surely get your attention, simply by the name. What makes this new data engine different? Why would you consider it?

CockroachDB Scampers Off With $6.3 Million to Tackle Database Shortcomings

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An open-source database startup with a creepy-crawly name is the latest investment by Peter Fenton, the veteran Benchmark venture capitalist behind Twitter, Zendesk ZEN +0.90% and many other tech firms.

Ex-Googlers Get Millions to Help You Build the Next Google

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AFTER SPENCER KIMBALL left Google, he found himself missing some of the custom-built software the company uses internally. So he and a bunch of fellow ex-Googlers started building their own. And now they want to make it available to everyone to power the next Google or Facebook.

Peter Fenton’s latest investment is a database startup called Cockroach

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Cockroach Labs, the startup behind an open source database called CockroachDB, announced today that Benchmark has led the startup’s first round of funding, a series A totaling $6.25 million.

CockroachDB: Ultimate In Database Survival

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Cockroach Labs announces $6.25 million in funding for its big data system that it says will survive calamity and maintain data integrity.
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