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The History of Data Exchange

Timothy Sehn
CEO, DoltHub Inc

 

Since the 1960s when databases were invented, we’ve needed to move data between two databases. The CSV file was supported in the Fortran compiler 1972. Since then, the humble CSV file format has been the dominant method of data exchange. Why is that? Is there not a better way? This talk will explore the history of data and code exchange. It will conclude by introducing Dolt, a database designed for exchange.

About the speaker

Tim Sehn is the founder and CEO of DoltHub Inc, the creators of Dolt. Dolt is the first SQL database you can clone, branch, and merge just like a Git repository. Prior to starting this company he scaled core engineering at Snapchat from 10 to 1000 engineers. Before that, he had a 12 year career at Amazon.