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lecture: Spatial is not special: architecting for high performance geo

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Spatial is not special. Enlightenment comes from the realisation that a spatial index is just an index, a very cool one yes, but an index all the same. Gone are the days where the spatial database was the domain of a few large vendors and the GIS department. Spatial databases are everywhere now with almost every RDBMS and NoSQL DB supporting some kind of spatial index. In this presentation we delve into the realm of microservice architectures and containers and how applying the right tool for each job and how pushing geo-processing down the stack can cut response times from seconds to milliseconds and unlock the holy grail of IT architecture: unlimited scalability