Robby (Cowboy VC) & Tim (Essence VC)
Data Tooling

Episode 132: From General Purpose to Specialized Databases

AUTHOR: Robby (Cowboy VC) & Tim (Essence VC)

Joran Dirk Greef is Founder & CEO of TigerBeetle, the open source financial transactions database. Their project, also called tigerbeetle, has over 7K stars and is a database designed for mission-critical workloads and performance.

TigerBeetle has raised $6M from investors including Amplify.

In this episode, we discuss why general purpose databases don't scale for high volume transactional workloads - and the need for specialized databases generally, open source vs. source available, the enterprise commercial stack of management, monitoring, security, and identity, their unique take on monetization & more!

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