Databases on Immutable Storage—Just Fashion or the Next Big Thing?

Session Number: 8561
Track: Database
Sub-Categorization: DB Tools
Session Type: Solutions
Primary Presenter: Holger Friedrich [CTO - sumIT AG]
Time: Jun 26, 2019 (03:30 PM - 04:30 PM)
Room: 619, Level 6

Speaker Bio: Holger Friedrich serves as CTO of sumIT AG. sumIT is a Swiss-based consulting company that employs Oracle technology and focuses on data warehousing and business intelligence. After obtaining a computer science degree and a doctoral in robotics, machine learning, and data mining, Holger worked for several years in industrial research before co-founding sumIT AG. He has more than a decade of experience on Oracle DWH and BI projects, and he has used the database and Oracle's BI and DI products in numerous projects since 1997. Holger is a regular speaker at Oracle conferences such as OpenWorld and ODTUG Kscope. He has long-term working relationships with Oracle development and product management in data integration and data warehousing. Furthermore, he is an Oracle ACE for BI and DWH, and he received Oracle's award for DBA of the year for 2016 EMEA.
Technologies or Products Used: Oracle Database, Google BigQuery, AWS Athena, Snowflake and others

Session Summary for Attendees:  Immutable storage in the cloud is by far the cheapest way to reliably store large amounts of data. That is the reason why new database management system products are developed to use immutable storage. Those new designs nonetheless claim to be performant, reliable, and ACID compliant. How do these new contenders work? What is their architectural approach to implement what traditional RDBMS like Oracle achieve through concepts like UNDO management, REDO logs, etc.? How are they performing with respect to traditional designs? What are the sweet spots of the traditional and the new concepts?

Join me and attend this talk to get a thorough introduction into these new emerging database architectures. You'll find out how it may affect your life as a DBA and developer. Moreover, it will enable you to choose the right product and patch as a decision maker and architect for future project challenges and migrations.