Rockset is a realtime indexing database that powers fast SQL over semi-structured data such as JSON, Parquet, or XML without requiring any schematization. All data loaded into Rockset are automatically indexed and a fully featured SQL engine powers fast queries over semi-structured data without requiring any database tuning. Rockset exploits the hardware fluidity available in the cloud and automatically grows and shrinks the cluster footprint based on demand. Available as a serverless cloud service, Rockset is used by developers to build data-driven applications and microservices.
In this talk, we discuss some of the key design aspects of Rockset, such as Smart Schema and Converged Index. We describe Rockset’s Aggregator Leaf Tailer (ALT) architecture that provides low latency queries on large datasets.Then we describe how you can combine lightweight transactions in ScyllaDB with realtime analytics on Rockset to power an user-facing application.