Realtime Indexing for Fast Queries on Massive Semi-Structured Data

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.

19 Minutes
Dhruba Borthakur

Dhruba Borthakur, CTO of Rockset

Dhruba Borthakur is CTO and co-founder of Rockset, responsible for the company's technical direction. He was an engineer on the database team at Facebook, where he was the founding engineer of the RocksDB data store. Earlier at Yahoo, he was one of the founding engineers of the Hadoop Distributed File System. He was also a contributor to the open source Apache HBase project. Dhruba previously held various roles at Veritas Software, founded an e-commerce startup,, and contributed to Andrew File System (AFS) at IBM-Transarc Labs.

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