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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 is 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. Ben explores the tradeoffs between these database types, and explains how CockroachDB provides many of the best features of both a SQL and a NoSQL distributed database.