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Date: November 14th, 2023

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

MySQL has become one of the most popular relational database management systems (RDBMS) on the planet. However, while this database continues to evolve, several MySQL-compatible alternatives have been created to better meet the increasingly complex and data-intensive requirements of distributed cloud-native applications—in particular, microservices and APIs.   

In this LIVE tech talk, PingCAP Technology Evangelist Li Shen dives deep into the key design principles behind a popular MySQL-compatible alternative: TiDB. You’ll explore how this open-source, distributed SQL database has evolved over time to meet these requirements. 

Why attend?

  • Level up distributed database skills: Discover TiDB’s internals including auto sharding, the usage of Raft for consensus, self-healing, and parallel execution.
  • Stay current on emerging database trends: Find out how TiDB optimizes the promises of cloud computing to provide a serverless DBaaS platform.
  • Learn from an industry expert: Gain invaluable insights from the TiDB development team, and uncover how decisions made influenced TiDB’s design.


Li Shen

Technology Evangelist

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.