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The Cockroach Hour: CockroachDB 101 – Getting started and basics

Published June 24, 2020
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We get a lot of basic questions about CockroachDB. And while it is pretty complex under the covers, it presents a pretty simple approach to deploying a modern database. Some of the most common things we get asked are:

  • Why did you choose the name cockroach (our favorite)
  • How compatible are you with PostgreSQL and MySQL?
  • How can I get started with the database
  • Do you have any sample apps?  What about hello world?
  • Do you work with my programming language?
  • How do you shard the data?  

In this episode of the Cockroach Hour, we will cover a bit of CockroachDB 101 addressing some of these frequently asked questions. Then we will open it up to you, the audience to ask us whatever you like. 


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Jim Walker
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