5 Questions for Evaluating a Distributed Database


+ Ed Huang, co-founder and CTO of PingCAP Ed Huang (twitter: @c4pt0r) is the co-founder and CTO of PingCAP and the Chief Architect of TiDB/TiKV. He’s a former infrastructure engineer, lifelong hacker, and open-source fanatic. When I first started building TiDB with my co-founders, we encountered countless challenges, pitfalls, and critical design choices that could have made or broken the project. To build an enterprise-grade distributed database like TiDB from scratch, we have to constantly make difficult decisions that balance the speed of development with long-term considerations for our customers and our team. Three years…

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