CockroachDB: the SQL database as resilient as its namesake (Restore it All Podcast #117)

Dave Lukens from Cockroach Labs joins us to discuss CochroachDB, a highly resilient ACID-compliant SQL database. We discuss the CAP theorum, which says you can choose any two from Consistency, Availability, and Partition Tolerance – but you can’t have all three. We talk about which two they chose, and why they believe they’re the most resilient SQL database. We also, of course, discuss how you back this monster up! (We also discuss why it’s named CockroachDB, and it’s exactly what we thought!)

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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Evangelist at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.

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