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August 2, 2019

Inaugural Distributed SQL Summit to Be Held September 20

The first ever Distributed SQL Summit will be held on September 20, 2019, in San Jose, California. The summit, which is hosted by YugaByte, aims to bring together industry leaders to share best practices and technical knowledge on the distributed SQL approach. It will feature “a full day of talks on what it takes to build, deploy and scale distributed SQL systems in the cloud and on Kubernetes.”

Distributed SQL databases have been on the rise – after all, databases have historically struggled with scalability. Most databases were designed to operate on a single hardware node, and while the introduction of NoSQL improved scalability in databases, it did away with the SQL-based method for making requests – causing serious compatibility problems.

Distributed SQL aims to bridge the gap between traditional databases and NoSQL databases. The distributed SQL implementation allows users to use traditional SQL queries, which are then run in parallel over an adjustable cluster of hardware nodes. In short: scalability and compatibility. YugaByte’s decision to host a summit reinforces the staying power of SQL in an environment where players like Google and Amazon are advancing NoSQL approaches.

The summit will feature an array of speakers from the industry – Jeff Rothschild (former VP of infrastructure at Facebook), Sailesh Krishnamurthy (GM at Amazon Aurora, Sumedh Pathak (of Microsoft Azure), Ram Ravichandran (CTO at Narvar), and Karthik Rangathan (co-founder and CTO of YugaByte) are among the announced speakers, but the event promises “many more.”

The event will be held Friday, September 20, 2019, during PostgresConf Silicon Valley at the San Jose Hilton in San Jose, California. For more information on the summit, follow this link.