InfluxData - Paul Dix, Founder and CTO

In this episode, we talk to Paul Dix, founder and CTO of InfluxData, about how they use Rust to build the InfluxDB time series database and related products. We discuss the challenges of building a database that scales to handle millions of writes per second, the reasons for choosing Rust, and how Rust enables them to ship more reliable software that customers can depend on.

Show Notes

About InfluxData

InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB, the leading open source time series database. They offer a cloud service, InfluxDB Cloud, and a commercial on-premise product, InfluxDB Enterprise.

About Paul Dix

Paul Dix is the founder and CTO of InfluxData. He has helped build software for startups, large companies and organizations like Microsoft, Google, McAfee, Thomson Reuters, and Air Force Space Command. He is the series editor for Addison Wesley's Data & Analytics book and video series. In 2010 Paul wrote the book "Service Oriented Design with Ruby and Rails" for Addison Wesley's Professional Ruby Series. In 2009 he started the NYC Machine Learning Meetup, which now has over 13,000 members. Paul holds a degree in computer science from Columbia University.

You can find Paul on Twitter and GitHub.

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