Eric Anderson (@ericmander) and Manish Jain (@manishrjain) discuss the impact of Dgraph, an open-source database with a graph backend that Manish describes as “a search engine acting as a database.” Manish took a gamble when he chose GraphQL as his project’s query language shortly after its release by Facebook in 2015. Now, GraphQL has grown immensely in popularity and the bet has paid off, as Dgraph leads the cutting edge of databases in this new space. Make sure to check out the Dgraph team’s conference, “GraphQL In Space,” which will be held virtually on September 10th at graphqlcon.space.
In this episode we discuss:
- How Manish was ahead of the curve at Google
- The chance circumstances in the Australian job market that led to Dgraph
- Building trust between open-source developers and their community
- Why the Dgraph team decided to hold their upcoming conference “In Space”
- The future of databases and GraphQL
- Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly)