Distributed Open Source Databases with Jonathan Ellis and Spencer Kimball

By most accounts, the first databases came on line in the 1960s. This class of software has continued to evolve alongside the technology it runs on and the applications it supports. In the early days, databases were typically closed source commercial products.

Today, databases run in the cloud on distributed systems. Increasingly, the leading tools are open source yet frequently supported by a related commercial entity offering managed services and white glove support.

In this episode, we interview Jonathan Ellis, CTO of DataStax and Spencer Kimball, CEO of Cockroach Labs about the current state of distributed databases and the open source ecosystem.

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