Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
October 21 & October 25 | Co-Located Events, Tutorials, & Workshops
October 22-24 | Conference
Find out more information for Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference & OpenIoT Summit Europe 2018

Please note that you can view and download presentations on the Open Source Summit and Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit slides pages. 
Back To Schedule
Wednesday, October 24 • 12:05 - 12:45
Blockchain won't Kill the Database Function: A Developer's Perspective - Colin Charles, GrokOpen

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.
The blockchain is definitely exciting and a lot of database people tend to say you can get away with a database and replication. However, the blockchain definitely has uses that are suited to it, while for many instances maybe a regular database is better. Find out when to use a blockchain or a replicated database, amongst other things in this talk.

Some topics covered:
- blockchains compared to traditional databases
- centralisation and decentralisation (as well as the idea of private versus public blockchains)
- transaction speeds
- the different implementations of blockchains
- protocols and interoperability
- combining the blockchain with a database
- databases on the blockchain for some applications
- when to actually use a blockchain
- when a CRUD database is better
- when do decentralised databases make sense for distributed applications (dApps)?

avatar for Colin Charles

Colin Charles

Consultant, codership (galera cluster)
Colin Charles is a Consultant at Codership, the makers of Galera Cluster. Previously, Colin was on the founding team of MariaDB Server, and has been around the MySQL ecosystem including being an early employee at MySQL, and worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects... Read More →

Wednesday October 24, 2018 12:05 - 12:45 BST
Menteith Suite, Level -1