E1098 The Next Unicorns E14: Cockroach Labs CEO Spencer Kimball on the coming paradigm shifts in tech, competing against AWS & more

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Show Notes:
0:00 Start
0:57 Jason opens with thoughts on quarantine, podcasting, signals that indicate a unicorn & intros Cockroach Labs’ Spencer Kimball
8:47 Pandemic haircuts, NYC during the pandemic & more
12:52 Dell for Entrepreneurs – Save up to 50% off select products, and take an extra 5% off by going to https://launch.co/dell
14:44 Working on Google’s Ad Network in its earliest days
19:19 What was the big breakthrough from MySQL to non-structured databases, how does a paradigm shift like NoSQL manifests itself in an organization like Google
25:31 LinkedIn Jobs – Get a $50 credit toward your first job post at https://www.linkedin.com/unicorn
27:25 How the boom of startups shifted the database market, benefits of open-source over closed-source software
34:16 Dealing with having their database forked
37:49 Zendesk – 6 months free at https://www.zendesk.com/twist
39:47 Moving to California from the East Coast and then back to NYC, what positives will come from the flight of people out of NYC
44:23 Doing business in China given today’s circumstances
50:58 Is it more challenging dealing with authoritarian govts like China or juggernauts like Amazon, Jason’s issues with AWS
58:59 Rallying the troops to compete with AWS
1:04:53 What does the cloud space look like in 10 years? When will serverless computing become the standard for new companies?
1:11:36 What are the coming paradigm shifts in tech?
1:22:23 Star Wars talk
1:31:15 Burning Man talk

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