Webinar Recording

Introduction to CrateDB:
Key Concepts, Architecture, and Live Demo

Christian Kurze
Christian Kurze
VP Product, CrateDB
Marija Selakovic
Marija Selakovic
Developer Advocate, CrateDB

Discover and learn more about CrateDB, the open source, multi-model, and distributed database that combines the simplicity of SQL, the performance of NoSQL and the readiness for AI. With CrateDB, you can query any data type and get insights in milliseconds, regardless of data complexity, volume, or velocity.


The first part of the recording below explores the latest trends in the database market, the challenges of traditional solutions, and the key benefits of CrateDB.

The second part focuses on a product demo to get more familiar with CrateDB. It explains how to register, deploy your cluster, import your data, make your first queries, monitor your cluster environment, and select the right plan.

By the end of this webinar, you'll be equipped to start your first project using CrateDB. 

What you Will Learn

  • How CrateDB's high performance, scalability, ease of use, and low footprint make it unique.
  • CrateDB’s architecture and key features.
  • CrateDB’s flexible deployment options and the different offerings.
  • How to get onboarded quickly with CrateDB Cloud’s Free Tier.
  • How to navigate the CrateDB Cloud Console, easily import data, start working with your project, and upgrade your cluster.

Feedback from the Live Webinar

"Thank you for this great webinar."
Marcello Architect
"Great presentation and really informative!"
Iakovos Software engineer

Our Speakers

Dr. Christian Kurze
Christian Kurze VP Product, CrateDB

Christian Kurze currently serves as the VP of Product at CrateDB, where he steers its vision and strategy. Prior to his role at CrateDB, Christian contributed to MongoDB and Denodo by shaping their go-to-market strategies in Central and Eastern Europe, leveraging his previous experience in consulting and startups. With over 15 years of professional experience, he has cultivated an in-depth understanding of data ecosystems. His expertise spans from databases, data integration, analytics, and reporting to software development and automation. Christian holds a Ph.D. in Active Metadata Management for Data Warehouse Systems.

Marija Selakovic
Marija Selakovic Developer Advocate, CrateDB

Marija Selakovic is a developer advocate working with the CrateDB database and various other data engineering tools. She holds a Ph.D. degree in computer science from TU Darmstadt and a Master's degree in software engineering from VU University Amsterdam. As a developer advocate, Marija builds technical content, speaks at developer conferences, and helps other software developers be productive and successful in using CrateDB.