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IT Visionaries


May 19, 2020

For Yugabyte CEO and Co-founder, Karthik Ranganathan, his love for technology started like most: with a video game. Those days of sitting in front of a device button-mashing ignited a fire within him that only grew until he asked himself an obvious question: How do these things work? That question and an innate curiosity around technology carried him to stops at Microsoft and Facebook, ultimately leading him to Yugabyte Db. On today’s episode of IT Visionaries, Karthik speaks about the evolution of the cloud, our growing need for our data to be closer to us, and how open-source databases are becoming industry standard, meaning those that refuse to adapt are being left behind.

3 Key Takeaways

  • The biggest shift in the industry has been to cloud
  • Data needs to be as close to the user as possible
  • Open-source databases are now industry standard and companies that refuse to adapt are falling behind

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