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28th May 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
The market for scalable SQL data warehouses is dominated by proprietary products. ClickHouse is one of the first open source projects to give those products a run for their money. ClickHouse scales to hundreds of nodes with ingest measured in millions of events per second. The user community includes CloudFlare, Cisco, and numerous financial services companies. This talk briefly recounts the history of ClickHouse, starting with its origins at Yandex, then dives into popular features. These include column storage with efficient data encoding and compression, vectorized query execution, sharding and replication, and materialized views. We will end with a short survey of popular use cases and questions.
Robert Hodges is the CEO of Altinity, a venture-backed start-up that markets ClickHouse to enterprises. He is also a database geek who has used or worked on over 20 different database systems. Other interests include distributed systems, Kubernetes, and open source. He is an organizer of the San Francisco ClickHouse meetup.