The DL on CockroachDB – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 8 minutes As college students at Berkeley, Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis created a successful open-source graphics program, GIMP, which got the attention of Google. The duo ultimately joined Google, and even personally got kudos from Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Kimball and Mattis quickly rose to prominence within the company, and then chose to leave it … Read more

Extra Crunch roundup: Think like a VC, CockroachDB EC-1, handle your stock options – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 20 minutes Ants and camels are famously resilient, but when it was time to select a name for a startup that offers open-source, cloud-based distributed database architecture, you can imagine why “Cockroach Labs” was the final candidate. Database technology is fundamental infrastructure, which partially explains why it’s so resistant to innovation: Oracle Database was released in 1979, … Read more

The CockroachDB EC-1 – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 5 minutes Every application is a palimpsest of technologies, each layer forming a base that enables the next layer to function. Web front ends rely on JavaScript and browser DOM, which rely on back-end APIs, which themselves rely on databases. As one goes deeper down the stack, engineering decisions become ever more conservative — changing the location of … Read more

Scaling CockroachDB in the red ocean of relational databases – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 5 minutes CockroachDB EC-1 Part 4: Competitive landscape and future Most database startups avoid building relational databases, since that market is dominated by a few goliaths. Oracle, MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server have embedded themselves into the technical fabric of large- and medium-size companies going back decades. These established companies have a lot of market share and … Read more