Clickhouse with Alexey Milovidov and Ivan Blinkov

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About this Episode

Eric Anderson (@ericmander) talks to Alexey Milovidov (@alexey-milovidov) and Ivan Blinkov (@blinkov) about their work on Clickhouse, an open source analytical database from the team at Yandex. Originally designed to support Yandex.Metrica, word of this powerful tool spread rapidly inside the company, and the idea was hatched to make Clickhouse into a truly open source project. Tune in to learn about how Alexey petitioned management to accept what initially seemed like a “crazy” idea - and how the risk paid off.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Differences between Clickhouse and similar products
  • Why some open source projects are more successful than others
  • The history of open source at Yandex
  • What makes a good open source developer
  • Building an international community