Beyond the Fail Whale: How Former Twitter Engineers Designed a Serverless Database at Fauna (Silicon ANGLE)
Evan Weaver realized while working at Twitter that although NoSQL databases improved things like scalability and flexible schemas, they didn’t improve - or left behind - things like security, data consistency, and relational querying. Weaver left Twitter to become a co-founder of Fauna - a cloud native database that combines the best qualities of NoSQL with features left behind with relational databases. This article goes over Weaver’s experience at Twitter, the creation of Fauna, and what Fauna is like today. [A video interview is featured at the bottom of the article].