Chief Technology Officer
Over the past ten years the data revolution has been accompanied by a revolution in database systems. The one size fits all RDBMS has given way to a plethora of diverse data management technologies. This talk will survey these new database technologies, consider their utility in leveraging existing data assets and speculate on how these will evolve to meet tomorrows data needs. We’ll conclude with a review of how these trends influence Oracle’s data management platform.
Blockchains have become famous as the underpinning of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. However, they have much wider implications for database systems and applications. The Blockchain provides the internet with a built-in trusted transactional layer and a new type of tamper-proof distributed database. ProvenDB and ProvenDocs are two Atlas-enabled services that use MongoDB Atlas as a data store and blockchain as a mechanism for adding tamper-proofing and immutable histories. We’ll start with an overview of Blockchain technology including key concepts of proof of work consensus protocols and how these lead to the immutable characteristics of the Blockchain. We’ll compare that to traditional databases and see how the two might work together. Finally, we’ll look a how existing database vendors like Oracle are responding to the emergence of Blockchain technology