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Yiming Cao

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SQL databases have been powering the web since its inception. The combination of strict schema, ACID transactions, and strong integrity makes it still the best storage choice for many apps even today. Although sounding unfathomable and dull, database systems have been a highly vibrant domain in the past few years. Many talents are devoted to it, open source projects are created one after another, companies have been striving to build profitable businesses, and VCs have been making bets on those who look like the next unicorns.

Under the flourishing surface, the new generation of modern SQL databases is renovating this 50-year-old technology and gradually reshaping how we use it to build web applications - what we do with it, how we manage it, and how we program against it. This series of articles tries to explore this topic from multiple fronts, including:

  • #1 Serverless & Edge (this post)
  • #2 New Ways to Program
  • #3 Integration with Development Flow (coming soon)
  • #4 AI Capabilities (coming soon)

Let's talk about "Serverless" and "Edge-Ready" today.