Online / 5 & 6 February 2022


The future of databases is confidential

In today’s cloud-first world, data security is still a major concern. Confidential computing addresses this at the root by protecting data in use: sensitive workloads are run inside hardware-isolated and runtime-encrypted environments called enclaves.

We have developed the first open-source database based on MariaDB designed for confidential computing. EdgelessDB is a MySQL-compatible database that runs entirely inside Intel SGX enclaves.

In this talk, we'll introduce EdgelessDB and compare it to conventional databases as well as existing database encryption solutions. We'll explore the benefits, novelties, and why confidentiality is an important feature of a database. Finally, you'll learn about uses cases and how to easily get started.


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