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CockroachDB: Architecture of a Geo-Distributed SQL Database | Cockroach Labs

Get the slides: ABOUT THE TALK In this talk, Nathan VanBenschoten, an engineer at Cockroach Labs, will speak to the architecture of an open-source, geo-distributed, SQL database. The talk will be a whirlwind tour of CockroachDB’s internals, covering the usage of Raft for consensus, the challenges of data distribution, distributed transactions, distributed SQL execution, and distributed SQL optimizations. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Nathan VanBenschoten joined Cockroach Labs four years ago as a Software Engineer focusing on the performance of CockroachDB's transaction, replication, and persistence layers. Prior to Cockroach Labs, he was a member of the Google-Wide Profiling team, working on Google's continuous profiling infrastructure. ABOUT DATA COUNCIL: Data Council ( is a community and conference series that provides data professionals with the learning and networking opportunities they need to grow their careers. Make sure to subscribe to our channel for more videos, including DC_THURS, our series of live online interviews with leading data professionals from top open source projects and startups. FOLLOW DATA COUNCIL: Twitter: LinkedIn: Facebook: Eventbrite: