TiDB: Inside the Journey to Build a Cloud-Native, Distributed SQL Database

In this talk, Technology Evangelist Li Shen will speak to the architecture of TiDB, an advanced open-source, distributed SQL database. You’ll discover how TiDB has evolved over time to meet the requirements of cloud-native applications. You’ll also explore:

  • TiDB’s internals including auto sharding, the usage of Raft for consensus, self-healing, and parallel execution

  • How TiDB optimizes the promises of cloud computing to provide a serverless DBaaS platform

  • Invaluable insights from the TiDB development team, and how decisions made influenced TiDB’s design



Li Shen

SVP & Founding Engineer @PingCAP

Li Shen is SVP and founding engineer of PingCAP, the company behind TiDB. He is a maintainer of several popular open-source projects including TiDB and TiKV, a distributed transactional key-value store and CNCF graduated project. Li has extensive experience in data infrastructure, software architecture design and cloud computing.

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PingCAP is the company behind TiDB, the most advanced, open-source, distributed SQL database.


Tuesday Oct 3 / 03:55PM PDT ( 50 minutes )


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