Data and analytics
TiDB isn't light up the U.S. market, but this Chinese company appears to have some traction there, and is active in the CNCF, too. If you're curious, PingCAP describes TiDB as "a hybrid transactional and analytical processing (HTAP) database that powers both distributed transactions and real-time analytics. It features horizontal scalability, strong consistency, and high availability with MySQL compatibility, serving as a one-stop database solution for both OLTP (Online Transactional Processing) and OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) workloads."
You could pick any number of hundreds of articles on this breach for the details, but the headline here got me thinking about how we define "data." This is about the takeover of accounts that hold lots of personal information. I always think about "data" as being the stuff sitting in the databases that companies like Facebook are using to target or otherwise serve users. But perhaps I'm just pointlessly splitting hairs.
TechCrunch nailed it with this article, IMHO. A nuanced take on a complex issue that blurs the lines between security, data, privacy and what's necessary, ethical, etc.
If you read this article, you'll know (well, at least some of them). InfluxDB and TimescaleDB seem like the two most popular options at the moment, but I'm watching this space from about 10,000 feet.