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Learn from data leaders harnessing the simplicity and resilience of distributed SQL to deliver the always-on app experiences today’s customers expect.

June 27, 2024

Myo St Paul’s One New Change London EC4M 9AF

RoachFest: A global event for application architects and engineering leaders

RoachFest 2024 gathers thought leaders from across industries to share stories and strategies for architecting mission-critical applications that deliver always-on customer experiences. And this summer, for the first time ever, we’re bringing RoachFest to you — with three roadshow stops in the Bay Area, London, and NYC.

London event space

Hear stories of always-on success from our customers

CockroachDB customers know high availability and high customer satisfaction go hand-in-hand. Learn how these industry leaders scale and achieve always-on to stay a step ahead.


Enjoy product deep dives from experts

Learn from product experts and R&D teams to share the latest information on new releases and announcements, and practical tips on how to enhance operational simplicity and run resilient workloads at scale from CockroachDB deployments.


Connect with your peers

Enjoy ample opportunities to connect with peers, speakers, and CockroachDB team members throughout the day and at the evening reception.

Who’s taking the stage

Who’s taking the stage

Get a front-row seat to data-intensive insights you won’t find anywhere else.


Panels, deep dives, announcements, and so much more

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM


Registration and Networking Breakfast

Location: Cafe

10:30 AM - 10:35 AM


Opening Remarks

Rob Reid
Technical Evangelist, Cockroach Labs

Main State

10:35 AM - 10:50 AM


Redefining Resilience in Today's Modern World

Mainstream adoption of distributed SQL is enabling global scale and reach with our data leaders who need to build highly resilient applications. In this keynote from the RoachFest 2024 customer conference, Peter Mattis will discuss what a resiliency architecture means, and how operational big data generated from new applications, regulatory requirements and AI requires a modern resiliency platform to address end-user expectations that adapt quickly to the status quo with zero downtime.

Peter Mattis
Co-Founder & CTO, Cockroach Labs

Location: Main Stage

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM


Build Robust Financial Services Applications with CockroachDB and AWS

To meet modern customer demands, financial service applications require some of the most stringent database requirements when it comes to resiliency, scale, data consistency, and data locality (to enhance compliance and performance). In order to meet these requirements and address business challenges, leading financial services organizations are modernizing their data infrastructure as part of their journey to cloud. Join AWS to learn how and why banks are using AWS along with modern, cloud native databases such as distributed SQL to support innovative applications for consumers and businesses across the world.

Allen Terleto
Vice President, Global Partnerships, Cockroach Labs

Location: Main Stage

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM


Riskified’s lessons learned migrating to CockroachDB for greater scale

Riskified provides an all-in-one fraud prevention and chargeback protection solution for 750+ e-commerce merchants. The company’s core Chargeback Guarantee application was built on PostgreSQL which wasn’t able to keep up with Riskified’s growth requirements and the company is in the process of migrating to CockroachDB. In this session, Harel Safra and Yoav Shemesh will discuss Riskified’s migration strategy and share lessons learned.

Harel Safra
Data Platform Engineering Team Lead, Riskified

Yoav Shemesh
Senior Data Platform Engineer, Riskified

Location: Main Stage

11:50 AM - 1:20 PM


Networking Lunch

Location: Cafe

1:20 PM - 1:50 PM


How Superbet migrated from NoSQL to the cloud to simplify expansion to new markets

Superbet offers sports betting and virtual games and has experienced tremendous growth, expanding to 12 markets in Europe. Initially, the company leveraged an on-premises NoSQL database for its ticketing engine and metadata management. However, as the company expanded rapidly, the team needed more resilient data, simplified operations (no sharding), and a path to the cloud. In this talk, the team will discuss Superbet’s decision making process, why they ultimately chose CockroachDB, and provide tips on migrating to the cloud with CockroachDB.

Sergej Jakovljev
Senior Site Reliability Engineer, Happening d.o.o. (Superbet Group)

Ivan Hrastinski
Engineering Manager, Happening d.o.o. (Superbet Group)

Location: Main Stage

1:50 PM - 2:20 PM


Dramatically Simplify Database Operations Across the Application Lifecycle with CockroachDB Cloud

Standing up Enterprise database infrastructure requires extensive sizing, deployment and tuning.of a cluster while managing databases for many different workloads can be costly. In addition, managing multiple roles and permissions for teams is difficult. This session will cover how organizations can enable an Enterprise-ready, fully-managed experience for their teams that dramatically simplifies operations across the entire application cycle while enhancing security and compliance using CockroachDB Cloud. New release announcements will also be covered.

Lakshmi Kannan
Director, Product Management, Cockroach Labs

Location: Main Stage

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM



Location: Cafe

2:50 PM - 3:20 PM


How Rightmove ensures always-on experiences for 2+ billion annual site visits

Rightmove is UK’s number one property website. Alongside helping people find property for sale or rent, they provide a huge range of services to estate agents, new home developers, mortgage lenders, surveyors and more. As the company adopted a cloud first strategy to support its 2+ billion annual site visits, it took the opportunity to modernise the databases. The goals were to reduce architectural complexity, speed up software delivery lifecycles, reduce operational overhead, and enable multi-cloud and multi-regional resilience. In this talk, Andrew Tate, Head of Technology Operations at Rightmove, will discuss the company’s decision to accelerate adoption of CockroachDB as a system of record for mission critical applications, and their learnings deploying and running CockroachDB in production.

Andrew Tate
Head of Technology Operations, Rightmove

Location: Main Stage

3:20 PM - 3:50 PM


Streamline Application Development and Improve Resiliency of Your Existing Infrastructure

Enhancing developer productivity from existing infrastructure requires streamlined applications and data migrations, regardless of the database of origin. In addition, proper defense-at-depth approaches need to be implemented across the database lifecycle. This session will cover how to streamline application development while choosing a resiliency strategy that is best suited for your business continuity goals using CockroachDB. New release announcements will also be covered.

Andy Woods
Director, Product Management, Cockroach Labs

Location: Main Stage

3:50 PM - 4:20 PM


Fireside chat: How JPMorgan Chase provides internal developers an always-on DBaaS platform

Four years ago, the JPMorgan Chase Bank team nominated CockroachDB to their Hall of Innovation. In this discussion, JPMC’s Grant Murphy and Nick Stocks will discuss how the bank is building resilient cloud DBaaS infrastructure that can be used at enterprise scale by thousands of developers.

Nick Stocks
VP Cloud Database Platform, JPMorgan Chase

Grant Murphy
Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase

Rob Reid
Technical Evangelist, Cockroach Labs

Location: Main Stage

4:20 PM - 4:35 PM


Closing Remarks

Rob Reid
Technical Evangelist, Cockroach Labs

Location: Main Stage

4:35 PM - 6:00 PM


Evening Reception

Location: Madison Rooftop


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Join us June 27th

Space is limited. The tickets are free. What are you waiting for? The biggest day in data comes to London this summer — we hope to see you there!