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Reimagining Real-Time Analytics in the Cloud
Rockset co-founders Venkat Venkataramani and Dhruba Borthakur share the trends they are seeing in the market and their vision for a real-time cloud data stack.

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Rockset recently announced a new round of funding to bring further innovation to real-time analytics for application development. Hear from Rockset co-founders Venkat Venkataramani and Dhruba Borthakur on the trends they are seeing in the market, their vision for a real-time cloud data stack and how to build fast, scalable real-time apps on Rockset:

  • Modern data apps require real-time analytics - Across all industries, businesses are experiencing an increasing need to harness data in motion using apps for real-time personalization and recommendations, real-time supply chain logistics, gaming leaderboards, fraud detection, and more.
  • Real-time analytics requires both speed and scale - Most development teams find building for both speed and scale a big challenge. Solutions built for speed, like Elasticsearch and Druid, are hard to scale, while solutions built for scale cannot be retrofitted for speed.
  • Build scalable real-time apps in hours - Inspired by applications that have solved for speed and scale, such as Google Search and the Facebook News Feed, Rockset employs real-time indexing at their core. Learn how real-time indexing can be used alongside streaming platforms, like Kafka, and NoSQL databases, like MongoDB and DynamoDB, to build scalable real-time apps in hours instead of weeks.
About the Speakers
Venkat Venkataramani is the CEO and co-founder of Rockset. He was previously an Engineering Director in the Facebook infrastructure team responsible for all online data services that stored and served Facebook user data. Collectively, these systems worked across 5 geographies and and served more than 5 billion queries a second. Prior to Facebook, Venkat worked on the Oracle Database.
Dhruba Borthakur is the CTO and co-founder of Rockset. 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.

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