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Title: Building a Database from Scratch: the Evolution of TiDB

Time: July 12. The doors will open at 5:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time, and the talk will start at 6:00 PM.


Building a database from scratch is a task more complicated than most people can possibly imagine. But Ed did it! In this meetup, Ed Huang, co-founder and CTO of PingCAP, will reflect on his journey on building TiDB, an open-source, scalable, hybrid transactional and analytical processing (HTAP) database. He will also discuss many design considerations and phoilsoples behind his remarkable achievements.

Hybrid Transactional and Analytical Processing (HTAP) is one of the most valuable features in TiDB. HTAP databases help business users simplify their data infrastructure stack and reduce application development time. However, there are many different HTAP architectures, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. In the second half of this meetup, Ghim-Sim Chua will examine how top HTAP databases such as SingleStore and TiDB implement their HTAP architectures and discuss the pros and cons of each.

Ed Huang

Co-founder and CTO, PingCAP

Ed Huang is co-founder and CTO of PingCAP, one of the creators of the TiDB distributed database and the TiKV key value store. While he was at Wandou Labs, Ed worked on clustering Redis and created and open-sourced Codis, a proxy-based, high-performance Redis cluster solution. He decided to focus on the next generation of databases and went on to found PingCAP and create TiDB and TiKV.

Ghim-Sim Chua

Principal Product Manager

Ghim-Sim Chua, is a Product Manager working on TiDB Cloud. Prior to joining PingCAP, he worked as a Product Manager at Huawei Cloud, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft. During his tenure at Huawei Cloud and AWS, he worked on Relational Database Services which included launching database services for MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQL Server, among other services.

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