The Challenge of Building a Database

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Why Would You Build a New Database?

Building a database is a notoriously hard problem. MySQL and other traditional databases have a reputation for being solid, functional, and historically well-performing. So why build a new one? Databases haven’t seen much in the way of innovation since the 1960s. We think adding Git-like version control natively to the database is a way to stand out. We want to give you all of the sharing and collaboration tools you are used to with other apps. Watch our latest video to learn more.

Dolt is a version controlled database. With Dolt, you get all the convenience of Git-style source code control in your database, for both data and schema. Imagine your database supercharged with the ability to branch, merge, and rollback without any additional tooling. Dolt also makes diffing data easy. No more wondering how your data changed, when it happened, and what or who changed it. That's Dolt! Now imagine what you can build with Dolt.

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