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Relational Databases: Don't call it a comeback!

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Rob Hedgpeth
MariaDB, Director, Developer Relations

Rob Hedgpeth has been slinging code since the early 2000’s. Like many others, he started his journey by building pretty horrendous looking websites. Fortunately, for the world, he has since evolved and has branched out to a variety of projects across web, desktop, mobile, and IoT. Now as a developer evangelist for MariaDB, Rob gets to combine his love for technology with his mission to fuel developers’ curiosity and passion. In his free time Rob just tries to keep up with his wife, infant son, and two crazy dogs!


The data revolution is upon us, and, well, has been for several years. It comes as no surprise that as application technology has evolved to keep up with the ever increasing expectations of users, the data platforms and solutions have had to as well. A decade or so ago we thought all our problems had been solved with a new player in the game, NoSQL. But, spoiler alert, they weren't.

In this session we're going to dive into a brief history of data. We'll examine its humble beginnings, where we stand today, and what the landscape will look like in the future. Throughout the journey you'll gain an understanding of how SQL and relational databases have adapted to pave the road for a truly bright, scalable, and performant future!