1. The "PostgreSQL" in CockroachDB — Why?

    CockroachDB happens to be somewhat compatible with PostgreSQL, meaning that software written to use PostgreSQL can sometimes (often!) be used with CockroachDB without changes....

  2. The "Open Source" in CockroachDB

    When I started contributing to CockroachDB, I was foremost excited to contribute to an open source project with a strong "free as in freedom" component, which makes CockroachDB agreeably FOSS in my eyes....

  3. The "Wow" effect in CockroachDB

    A few months ago, I was invited to present CockroachDB to a tech consulting office in Amsterdam. The audience was welcoming and receptive. They understood, appreciated, and lauded the "flagship" features of CockroachDB: distribution, scalability, high availability, operating simplicity....