Spencer Kimball is the founder and CEO of Cockroach Labs, which enables developers to build scalable applications that can survive datacenter-scale outages without breaking a sweat. With strong consistency and transactions, CockroachDB frees developers to focus on what matters, instead of engineering solutions to database shortcomings.

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