OPEN TALK: The Architecture of a Serverless Database


Jim Walker
Cockroach Labs, Principal Product Evangelist

Jim is a recovering developer turned product marketer and has spent his career in emerging tech and open source. He believes product marketing is a core strategic function for early-stage companies and helps them translate complex concepts into a compelling, effective core narrative and market strategy. He is an advocate of the developer and an active participant in several open source communities. 


Developers know what they want and don’t want. And we are pretty sure they don’t want ops. The world is becoming serverless…Including the database.

In this session, we will deliver a deep-dive exploration into the internals of a serverless database, exploring the following, and more:

- How to automatically scale your workload with zero downtime
- How Raft and MVCC are used to guarantee serializable isolation for transactions
- How Cockroach automates scale and guarantees an always-on resilient database
- How to tie data to a location to help with performance and data privacy
- How to only pay what you use and never overspend

CockroachDB - a Distributed SQL cloud-native database designed for consistency, resiliency, located data and scale - is the core of CockroachDB Serverless. We’d love for you to join us and see how it works!