Rockset Architecture Whiteboard Session With CTO Dhruba Borthakur

June 14, 2022


In this 30 minute video overview, CTO and Rockset Co-founder Dhruba Borthakur discusses Rockset's ALT architecture, how data is ingested, stored and queried in Rockset, and why Rockset is simple to use, incredibly fast, and capable of the highly efficient execution of complex distributed queries across diverse data sets.


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Learn More about Rockset Architecture

You can find more information about Rockset's architecture and functionality in the following resources:

Diagram of Rockset ALT architecture
Diagram of Rockset ALT architecture

About Dhruba Borthakur

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.

Rockset's CTO and Co-founder Dhruba Borthakur
Rockset's CTO and Co-founder Dhruba Borthakur

About Rockset

Rockset is the leading real-time analytics platform built for the cloud, delivering fast analytics on real-time data with surprising efficiency. Rockset is serverless and fully managed. It offloads the work of managing configuration, cluster provisioning, denormalization and shard/index management. Rockset is also SOC 2 Type II compliant and offers encryption at rest and in flight, securing and protecting any sensitive data. Learn more at