Pierre Zemb is a Technical Leader working around distributed and storage systems at OVHcloud. He has been working and contributing around many stateful systems like HBase, Flink, Kafka, Pulsar and lately ETCD. Pierre is currently working on the Managed Kubernetes.

He discovered FoundationDB last year, and since then he has been particularly interested in it, notably with the development of two layers: ETCD-Layer and Record-Store.

He is also co-organizing differents french local events, such as the local Devoxx4Kids, JUG/GDG and DevFest.


The FoundationDB Record Layer is an open source library that provides a record-oriented datastore with semantic similar to a relational database, implemented on top of FoundationDB. It is highly used within Apple by CloudKit, Apple’s cloud backend service to host billions of independent databases, many with a common schema.

In this talk, we will dig into the paper and the library’s concepts and feature. You will also discover how to use the library from a developer’s point-of-view, with examples taken from ETCD-Layer and Record-Store.