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OPEN TALK: Distributed SQL and Operational Analytics


Andrew Oliver
MariaDB, Senior Director of Product Marketing

Andrew C. Oliver is the Senior Director of Product Marketing for MariaDB. He is a prolific writer about technology — particularly open source and distributed database technologies. In the past, he served on the board of the Open Source Initiative, founded Apache POI, and was an early part of JBoss, Inc. before its acquisition by Red Hat. Find him over on Twitter @acoliver. 


Your business has changed, moved online, and requires handling massive numbers of customer interactions per second. Uptime requirements are absolute and it is no longer feasible to scale an "engagement database" separate from the system of record. Several times a day your business needs to know what customers are doing and why. Your business needs to know that NOW – not in the next hour, tomorrow, or next week.
Distributed SQL databases are modern scalable databases that support a relational model. Nearly all support SQL. They can serve as a system of record while scaling to hundreds of thousands of queries per second and tens of thousands of transactions per second. Meanwhile, new technologies are making it possible to run ad hoc, real-time operational analytics, and personal analytics against a production system.
In this session, we'll look at the best places to use a distributed SQL database, the way they work, and how they are evolving new capabilities.