Video: Evan and Matt Share Their Vision for a Mission Critical Operational Database

Learn how Evan and Matt’s experience scaling Twitter inspired them to fill the gap left by existing database technologies. While all of the legacy SQL and NoSQL options require businesses to make tradeoffs, FaunaDB is based on real-world business needs, and designed to be a general purpose solution. 

Based on their experience building Twitter’s scalable storage, they saw that there was nothing in the marketplace that could meet common requirements for enterprise and consumer databases:

  • Global scale
  • Strong consistency with ACID transactions
  • Flexible data modeling including joins, foreign keys, constraints, and views
  • Operational safety and simplicity

FaunaDB aims to be the broadly capable data platform our founders wished they could have used at Twitter. Read more about the story and the vision that inspired FaunaDB, or learn more about the database itself