A database built for a firehose

The Stack Overflow Podcast

In this episode, we chat with Stephen Goldberg and Kyle Bernhardy from HarperDB. Their startup was born from their experience dealing with the firehose of Twitter data during sporting events, and now they have a database designed to scale well for real-time data.

HarperDB is a startup that focuses on highly scalable databases that handle real-time data.

Harper is built on Node.js and Express with a little help from Fastify.

They know where they excel and where they don't. High data throughput like gaming and vision, great! High data resolution and transactional software like financial applications, not so great. It's speed over accuracy.

Instead of a Lifeboat badge today, we shared a relevant question: Q: How to create HarperDB table with lambda.

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