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Wednesday, October 24 • 12:05 - 12:45
Blockchain won't Kill the Database Function: A Developer's Perspective - Colin Charles, GrokOpen

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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)?

Speakers
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Colin Charles

Managing Consultant, GrokOpen
Colin Charles is the Managing Consultant at GrokOpen. Previously, Colin was on the founding team of MariaDB Server, worked at MySQL and Percona, and worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. Colin has been a MySQL user since 2000. He’s well known within open source communities, enjoys building business and market entry in APAC and has spoken at many conferences... Read More →


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

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