Jim Walker

VP Product Marketing @CockroachDB

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.


Architecting Resilient Data

Our applications all fail at some point in time.  It is unavoidable. Over the past few decades we’ve employed techniques to limit the impact of these moments through often complex and costly active/passive backup strategies. There has to be a better way.

In this talk, Jim Walker from Cockroach Labs will walk through the concept of an active-active, always-on database that is rooted in the fundamental principles of distributed systems. We will cover topics such as:

  • The costly impacts of database downtime
  • RTO/RPO and what these key terms mean
  • Limitations of active/passive strategies
  • Distributed SQL and active-active data

Wednesday Nov 4 / 02:15PM PST (45 minutes )

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