Jim Walker

Principal Product Evangelist @CockroachDB

Jim is an ex-developer who spends much of his time diving deep into emerging technology and trying to translate it to english language so that everyone can understand these often complex concepts. He is currently Principal Product Evangelist at Cockroach Labs.

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Applications Architecture Considerations for Distributed Systems

Distributed systems and distributed thinking are becoming more popular as we look to squeeze efficiencies out of our once wasteful monolithic applications. The cloud promises elastic scale and can give us an always on and available infrastructure, but our approach to building apps may need to be rethought to take advantage of this promise.

In this talk, we will explore the architecture of CockroachDB, a naturally distributed database designed to deliver transactions at global scale. We will walk through some of the design considerations we considered when architecting our database and provide some key best practices. 

How do you design for scale and resilience IN your application instead of around your application?

Some of the topics we will cover include:

  • Designing for scale and resilience
  • Orchestrating distributed services
  • Distributed principles and application design.

Date

Tuesday May 18 / 02:00PM EDT (45 minutes)

Topics

ArchitectureDistributed Systems

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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

Date

Wednesday Nov 4 / 05:15PM EST (45 minutes)

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Kubernetes, Database… and the Distributed Mindset

In this talk, we simpify some of the concepts of Kubernetes and talk about running a database on this orchestrated, automated environment to simplify deployment of stateful workloads.

Date

Monday Nov 1 / 04:10PM EDT (45 minutes)

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Applications Architecture Considerations for Distributed Systems

There will be no live Q&A after this presentation.

Distributed systems and distributed thinking are becoming more popular as we look to squeeze efficiencies out of our once wasteful monolithic applications. The cloud promises elastic scale and can give us an always on and available infrastructure, but our approach to building apps may need to be rethought to take advantage of this promise.

In this talk, we will explore the architecture of CockroachDB, a naturally distributed database designed to deliver transactions at global scale. We will walk through some of the design considerations we considered when architecting our database and provide some key best practices. 

How do you design for scale and resilience IN your application instead of around your application?

Some of the topics we will cover include:

  • Designing for scale and resilience
  • Orchestrating distributed services
  • Distributed principles and application design.

Date

Monday Nov 8 / 04:15PM EST (45 minutes)

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