Why start a new database company? What is RethinkDB all about? What will database technology look like twenty years from now? In this talk we will explore these questions, present some of the exciting technology we’ve been developing at RethinkDB, and show how it fits into our larger vision of what database systems may look like in the future. If you’ve been wondering where database technology is headed, join us for this keynote! We’ll explore whether traditional database systems can stand the test of time, and talk about why we think solid-state drives are a catalyst for a new golden age of database technology.
Slava Akhmechet is the CEO and one of the founders at RethinkDB. He’s interested in web technologies, distributed systems, and building delightful developer products. Prior to starting RethinkDB Slava designed and implemented realtime trading systems in the financial industry. He lives in Mountain View, CA, and is on leave from the Ph.D. program in Computer Science at Stony Brook University.
Michael is a founder of RethinkDB, the database for solid-state drives. He is passionate about producing high-quality technology that solves real problems. Outside work, he’s interested in linguistics, cognitive science, and interaction design. There’s nothing in life he loves more than a good pastrami sandwich, and immersing himself in completely foreign cultures.
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