Resources

From podcasts to how-to guides, white papers and videos, find what you need below.

Podcast
Rockset Podcast Episode 10: Self-service data analytics with Grafbase CEO, Fredrik Bjork

Fredrik Bjork has traversed the data space, creating a gaming social network, scaling the RealReal's marketplace and now investing in the data startups. Hear how the data experience has changed with each endeavor and what trends he's must bullish on in this podcast.

Event
Live Rockset Product Demo

Join our weekly demo where product experts showcase key Rockset features and answer questions live from the audience.

White Paper
Rockset vs Apache Druid for Real-Time Analytics

Rockset and Apache Druid are real-time analytics solutions commonly used with streaming data. Learn how they differ in their architecture and operations.

Event
Kafka Summit Americas 2021

Join us at our virtual booth at the Kafka Summit. Rockset’s CTO and Co-founder Dhruba Borthakur will also be speaking about real-time analytics on streaming data from Apache Kafka.

Webinar
Modern Real-Time Data Stack: Emerging Cloud Architectures for Streaming Data Analytics

Join us for a talk on the modern real-time data stack that digital disrupters are using to transform the user experience.

Podcast
Rockset Podcast Episode 9: Data Analytics and Modeling with Connectly CTO

Yandong Liu, the co-founder and CTO of Connectly.ai discusses data analytics and modeling, the importance of semi-structured data when dealing with streaming events, data reliability, deploying good data modeling into production and investing in data infrastructure.

Podcast
Dhruba Borthakur on Embedding Real-time Analytics in Applications

Dhruba Borthakur, CTO and co-founder of Rockset, discusses the core requirements of real-time analytics, how it differs from traditional analytics, and the use cases that benefit from it.

Podcast
dbt Podcast - The Future of Analytics Engineering Episode 2 - Venkat Venkataramani of Rockset on the Future of Real-time Analytics

Step with Venkat into a world where data is always fresh, queries run in 1ms, and analytics engineers build web-scale, real-time data apps.

Podcast
Powering Real-Time Analytics with Apache Kafka and Rockset

How do you use Apache Kafka and Rockset to perform complex joins, search, and aggregations on streaming data with low latencies? Join Dhruba and Tim Berglund of Confluent on the #StreamingAudio podcast to learn more.

Event
AWS re:Invent

Stay tuned for additional Rockset sponsored events happening during AWS re:invent.

Podcast
Rockset Podcast Episode 8: Top data trends with Ben Lorica

Ben Lorica and Dhruba talk about top data trends that Data Officers, Scientists and CTOs are investigating and planning around, data OPS in ML and AI and Gradient Flow.

Podcast
Rockset Podcast Episode 7: Real Time Analytics for Data Applications

Modernizing Data stacks and becoming more data informed, listen to James Mayfield of Transform (previously Facebook and AirBnB) talk about enabling data applications with real-time analytics.

Podcast
Rockset Podcast Episode 6: Real Time Analytics in Cybersecurity

Dive into the world of security real-time analytics in security with the director of data engineering and data science at Picnic Score. Glean insights into extended detection response, streaming analytics, social engineering and more.

Video
Sub-Second Analytics for User-Facing Applications with Apache Spark™ and Rockset

Rockset’s CEO and Co-founder Venkat Venkataramani shares more about Spark+Rockset coming together to serve fast queries on fresh data and the lakehouse architecture for data-intensive applications.

Podcast
Rockset Podcast Episode 5: Real Time Analytics In Retail

Kshitij Kumar, the 1st Chief Data Officer at Farfetch, talks about data culture, the shift from cloud to serverless, and the different types of real-time analytics.

White Paper
7 Reference Architectures for Real-Time Analytics

We’re introducing 7 new data stacks for real-time analytics that are built for speed, scale and simplicity.

Podcast
Rockset Podcast Episode 4: Pain Points of Real-Time Analytics Systems

Hear from Uber infrastructure and data specialist Zheng Shao, (ex, Yahoo, Facebook, Dropbox) who has designed multiple real-time analytics systems in the past.

Webinar
Serverless Real-Time Analytics Using Amazon DynamoDB and Rockset

We’re talking serverless stacks for real-time analytics with AWS Sr. Practice Manager Rick Houlihan and Rockset Solution Architect David Brown.

Webinar
Scaling MySQL for Analytical Workloads

To scale analytical workloads on MySQL, we can use Rockset as an external index on MySQL data.

Podcast
Rockset Podcast Episode 3: SaaS Real Time Analytics

In Episode 3, we connect with Ali Dasdan, Head of Engineering for Confluence Cloud at Atlassian. We talk about his expanse of knowledge in real-time analytics.

White Paper
Real-Time Analytics: Why It Matters & Why It’s Hard

In this whitepaper, we’ll share how industries are realizing the need for real-time analytics but facing data and operational challenges that impede implementation.

Webinar
Snowflake With Rockset: How to Use Indexing For Sub-Second Queries

User-facing analytics requires low-latency, high-concurrency queries that are hard to achieve on Snowflake. Learn how development teams accelerate their apps by indexing Snowflake data in Rockset.

Event
Fridays Twitch “Week in Tech” Live Stream

We wrap up the week’s most interesting stories. Grab some caffeine and share your thoughts.

Event
Thursdays Twitch Weekly Coding Lab

A weekly live coding walk through with Nadine spanning a variety of topics. Join us live!

Webinar
Why You Shouldn’t Build Apps on Data Warehouses

In this talk, we explore several considerations that make it challenging to build apps on data warehouses: query performance, freshness of data and compute cost.

White Paper
Increasing the ROI of Real-Time Analytics

Learn how engineering teams are increasing their ROI with a real-time analytics solution designed for low latency, data flexibility and minimal operations.

Podcast
Rockset Podcast Episode 2: Logistics SaaS Real-Time Analytics

TruckX’s Founder Tapan Chaudhari walks through his hardware and software platform that helps trucking companies’ and fleet managers better track their assets.

Podcast
Rockset Podcast Episode 1: Security SaaS Real-Time Analytics

With Dhruba Borkathur, Rockset CTO & Co-Founder and guest Deb Banjeree, Co-founder and CTO at Anvilogic, an Automated Detection Platform company

Video
[Data Council] Live interview with Venkat Venkataramani, Co-Founder & CEO at Rockset

Hear how Venkat had a front-row seat in watching real-time data emerge at Facebook, and the insights he gained about the future of data processing that led him to start Rockset.

Webinar
Building Real-Time Search in Your App: Beyond Text Search and Elasticsearch

The ability to support many different types of queries without having to reshape your data is particularly helpful when building real-time search and analytics. We compare how using Elasticsearch and Rockset impacts the query flexibility you have.

White Paper
Rockset Concepts, Design & Architecture

This document describes the architecture of Rockset and the design choices and innovations which enable it to produce highly efficient execution of complex distributed queries across diverse data sets.

White Paper
Rockset Security Design

Security is important to Rockset and taken very seriously. This document describes the current state of security of Rockset.

White Paper
Evaluating Data Latency for Real-Time Databases

RockBench is a benchmark designed to measure the data latency of a real-time database. This paper describes RockBench in detail and the results from running the benchmark on Rockset, a real-time indexing database.

White Paper
Rockset Performance Evaluation on the Star Schema Benchmark

We evaluate Rockset’s ability to support real-time analytics by measuring its query performance on the Star Schema Benchmark.

Webinar
How 3 SaaS Companies Built Real-Time Analytics

We highlight the key considerations for three SaaS companies implementing real-time analytics at scale.

Video
Be a More Productive Dev with Real-time Analytics as an API

Nadine Farah talks about the landscape of real-time analytics and how you can build real-time apps with just APIs.

Webinar
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.

Webinar
Real-Time Analytics at Speed and Scale: When Managing Elasticsearch Gets Too Hard

In this tech talk, we assess Elasticsearch and Rockset for real-time analytics on real-time ingest, data flexibility and scalability.

Video
CMU: Quarantine 2020 Database Talks with Dhruba Borthakur

Dhruba Borthakur presents on real-time indexing for fast queries on massive semi-structured data at Carnegie.

White Paper
Real-Time Analytics on MongoDB: The Ultimate Guide

In this eBook, we have compiled a series of blogs into a single resource—a developer’s ultimate guide to evaluating the various options for real-time analytics on MongoDB.

White Paper
Real-time Analytics on DynamoDB: The Ultimate Guide

In this ebook, we discuss the analytical query performance of DynamoDB and compare different options for ETL and analytics tools including Athena, Hive/Spark, Elasticsearch, ElasticCache for Redis, and more.

Webinar
How We Scaled It: Facebook's Online Data Infrastructure to 1B+ Users

An inside look into building massively scalable online infrastructure at Facebook.

Webinar
Real-Time Analytics on Data Lakes

In this talk, Rockset Co-founder and CTO Dhruba Borthakur explains how real-time indexing on data lakes provides up to 125X faster queries than Athena.

Case Study
Matter Uses Rockset to Bring AI-Powered Sustainable Insights to Investors

With Rockset, Danish fintech Matter has the flexibility to run analytical queries on semi-structured data in S3 and DynamoDB as part of their NLP architecture.

White Paper
Future of Real-time Analytics

In this whitepaper, we’re sharing the 5 key principles for real-time analytics of the future.

Webinar
Scaling Real-time Gaming Leaderboards for Millions of Players

A tech talk on the growing need for real-time leaderboards that can handle user activity at massive scale and real-time aggregations and joins.

Webinar
Running Real-time A/B Experiments at Massive Scale

In this talk, Rockset Co-founder and CEO Venkat Venkataramani will cover the changing face of real-time analytics and what that means for the data stack.

Case Study
eGoGames Esports Platform Uses Rockset for Real-Time Analytics on Gaming Data

eGoGames improves user experience, detects fraud, and makes business decisions using Rockset for real-time analytics on gaming data in Amazon DynamoDB and S3.

White Paper
Elasticsearch v. Rockset Whitepaper

Rockset's Converged Index™ enables faster time to market and up to 50% lower TCO as compared to Elasticsearch’s search index, for real-time analytics use cases. This is achieved by optimizing for hardware and developer efficiency in the cloud.

Webinar
Serverless Real-time Indexing: A Low Ops Alternative to Elasticsearch

In this talk, we compare and contrast Elasticsearch and Rockset as indexing data stores for serving low latency queries.

Case Study
StoryFire - Scaling a Social Video Platform on MongoDB and Rockset

StoryFire uses Rockset to index data from their transactional MongoDB database to achieve performance and scale for analytical queries on their social video platform.

How-To Guide
Designing a Real-Time ETA Prediction System Using Kafka, DynamoDB and Rockset

Generate ETA predictions for a delivery service using real-time location and order data from Kafka and DynamoDB.

Webinar
Scaling MongoDB: Best Practices for Sharding, Indexing and Performance Isolation

A tech talk on how organizations tackle the challenges of sharding, indexing and offloading queries to scale MongoDB

How-To Guide
Real-Time Recommendations for Event Ticketing Using MongoDB and Rockset

Implementing a real-time recommendations API for an event ticketing system by indexing MongoDB data in Rockset for fast SQL.

Video
JOINs and Aggregations Using Real-Time Indexing on MongoDB Atlas

Learn how Rockset builds real-time indexes on MongoDB data for search, aggregations and joins.

How-To Guide
Create APIs for Aggregations and Joins on MongoDB in Under 15 minutes

Build a Python application to create and execute APIs on aggregations and joins using Rockset and MongoDB.

How-To Guide
Using MongoDB Change Streams for Indexing with Elasticsearch vs Rockset

Learn how Rockset indexes data from MongoDB change data capture (CDC) streams and how it compares to indexing in Elasticsearch.

White Paper
Understanding Rockset

A guide to help you understand how Rockset works including the basics of integrating data sources, creating collections, running SQL queries and building real-time applications.

White Paper
Query Performance Assessment

An inside look into the performance of Rockset, illustrating real-world numbers for what you can expect when querying data in Rockset.

Webinar
How Standard Cognition Builds AI-powered Autonomous Checkout on Computer Vision Data

A tech talk on building real-time applications on computer vision data with customer Standard Cognition

How-To Guide
How to Use KSQL Stream Processing and Real-Time Databases to Analyze Streaming Data in Kafka

We discuss when stream processing, with KSQL and Kafka Streams, and when a real-time database like Rockset are best used for analyzing Kafka data.

Video
RocksDB Meetup 2020 at Rockset

Two RocksDB talks on stateful stream processing at LinkedIn and characterizing key-value workloads at Facebook.

How-To Guide
Where's My Tesla? Creating a Data API Using Kafka, Rockset and Postman to Find Out

We demonstrate how to expose real-time IoT data in Kafka through the Rockset REST API in this example.

Webinar
SQL on NoSQL - Enabling Real-Time Analytics on DynamoDB

This tech talk covers how change data capture with DynamoDB Streams can be used to enable complex queries for analytics.

How-To Guide
Real-Time Analytics on Connected Car IoT Data Streams from Apache Kafka

In this IoT example, we examine how to enable complex analytic queries on real-time Kafka streams from connected car sensors.

Case Study
Standard Cognition Uses Rockset to Deliver Data APIs and Real-Time Metrics for Vision AI

Standard Cognition, an AI-powered computer vision company, uses Rockset to enable their developers to deliver data APIs and product improvements.

Video
How Real-Time Updates Work on Rockset with Kshitij

Kshitij is a software engineer here at Rockset. This video will talk about how real-time updates work on Rockset via Rockset's Patch API and remote compaction for writes.

Video
How Query Lambdas Make it Easy to Build on Rockset + Developer Tool Demo

Scott is an engineer at Rockset and helped build Query Lambdas. In the developer video, he'll be talking and showing you how Query Lambdas make it easier for you to build applications.

Video
Rockset's Developer Tool Demo: CLI, Developer UI, and VSCode Plugin

There are now more ways to create and execute query lambdas than just the console! Check out the demo to see the new release of our developer tools.

Video
Smart Schema: Enabling SQL on Schemaless Data

Purvi is a software engineer at Rockset, where she helped built Smart Schemas. This video covers how you can go from raw data (without ever knowing the shape of your data) to insights with the help of smart schemas.

Video
Rockset Product Overview with Nadine

Nadine shares how to use Rockset to power data-driven applications.

Video
How Rockset Does Query Plan Optimization

Ari is a software engineer at Rockset where he helps build all aspects of query planning and execution. This video covers how Rockset performs query plan optimization through various examples.

Video
How Rockset's Converged Index Works

Igor is a Founding Engineer at Rockset, where he is building its data indexing and the distributed SQL query engine. This video goes over how Rockset indexes your data via a Converged Index.

Podcast
Balancing Coding And Management With Dhruba Borthakur

Dhruba shares his experience as Rockset CTO and how he still finds time to write code in addition to building a strong technical team.

How-To Guide
SQL API for Real-Time Kafka Analytics in 3 Steps

Learn how to create a SQL API for real-time Kafka analytics on the Twitter Streaming API, using AWS Lambda and Rockset.

Webinar
Best Practices for Analyzing Kafka Event Streams

Dhruba Borthakur discusses various design patterns for building analytics on Kafka event streams in this tech talk.

Video
Rockset Demo Replay

Recorded version of our weekly live demo, where we go from raw data to real-time applications and dashboards, powered by Rockset.

How-To Guide
Analytics on Kafka Event Streams Using Druid, Elasticsearch and Rockset

We examine how different data backends - Druid, Elasticsearch and Rockset - can be used alongside Kafka for analytics on event data streams.

How-To Guide
Using Tableau with Kafka: How to Build a Real-Time SQL Dashboard on Streaming Data

Build a real-time Tableau dashboard for operational monitoring and analytics on streaming event data from Kafka.

Podcast
Fast Analytics On Semi-Structured And Structured Data In The Cloud

Venkat Venkataramani and Shruti Bhat explain how Rockset is architected to allow for fast and flexible SQL analytics on your data.

How-To Guide
How We Analyze and Visualize Kubernetes Events in Real Time at Rockset

Learn how we rolled our own tool for analysis and visualization of Kubernetes events, and try the open-source dashboard for yourself.

How-To Guide
Outside Lands, Airbnb Prices, and Rockset’s Geospatial Queries

How to use Rockset's fast geospatial indexes with Airbnb data.

How-To Guide
Using Tableau with DynamoDB: How to Build a Real-Time SQL Dashboard on NoSQL Data

We create an example dashboard in Tableau on data in DynamoDB, using Rockset as the SQL intelligence layer.

How-To Guide
3 cost-cutting tips for Amazon DynamoDB

How to avoid costly mistakes with DynamoDB partition keys, read/write capacity modes, and global secondary indexes.

How-To Guide
Tableau Operational Dashboards and Reporting on DynamoDB

We review several approaches to building operational dashboards and reporting on DynamoDB data, using SQL engines like Redshift and Athena.

How-To Guide
Custom Live Dashboards on DynamoDB

We cover different approaches to live dashboards on DynamoDB, using DynamoDB Streams, Lambda, and ElastiCache.

Video
Tech Talk: ALT architecture for low-latency queries on large datasets

We present how the Aggregator-Leaf-Tailer architecture is used to implement Rockset's low-latency, serverless operational analytics engine.

Podcast
Facebook Data Infrastructure with Dhruba Borthakur

Dhruba joins the show to discuss his time at Facebook building data infrastructure. He takes us through the major projects he worked on.

How-To Guide
Redshift with Rockset: High performance queries for operational analytics

Run high-performance queries on data from Redshift tables by continuously ingesting and indexing Redshift data through a Rockset-Redshift integration.

Video
Data Council SF 19: Architecting a Low-Latency Schemaless SQL Engine

Learn about the challenges when adapting SQL to principles of strong dynamic typing and the idea of a Converged Index.

Podcast
Venkat Venkataramani - Valuing People

Venkat Venkataramani talks with Dave Rael about leadership, humility, contribution, commitment to doing the right things, and valuing people over software and data.

Podcast
Bringing Scalable Real-Time Analytics to the Enterprise

Dhruba Borthakur and Shruti Bhat share how Rockset is bringing operational analytics to the enterprise by simplifying data architecture in the cloud.

How-To Guide
Using Tableau for Live Dashboards on Event Data

Connect a Tableau live dashboard to a real-time event stream of complex JSON in a few easy steps.

Podcast
Up and Coming: Three Startups with Amazing Potential

Venkat Venkataramani discusses how Rockset is innovating in cloud data management to minimize the effort needed to get from data to apps.

Case Study
FULL Uses Rockset with DynamoDB for Live Dashboard to Manage Remote Workforce

FULL Creative uses Rockset to build live dashboards and run complex SQL on contact center call data in DynamoDB.

How-To Guide
Building a Serverless Analytics App to Capture and Query Clickstream Data

We built a web app that collects clickstream data as free-form JSON and runs SQL queries on the live data in a completely serverless fashion.

Video
NorCalDB2019: Powering fast SQL over semi-structured data in Rockset

We discuss and demonstrate some of the key aspects of Rockset: strong dynamic typing, the Converged Index, and continuous auto-scaling.

Case Study
Decore Uses Rockset for Search & Analytics on DynamoDB

Decore needed to enable ad hoc queries in their crypto accounting software service, so they turned to Rockset for fast analytics on DynamoDB.

Video
Kafka Meetup: Operational Analytics on Event Streams in Kafka

We demonstrate how to create stateful microservices to analyze event streams using Kafka and Rockset.

How-To Guide
Analytics on DynamoDB: Comparing Athena, Spark and Elastic

We compare options for real-time analytics on DynamoDB in terms of ease of setup, maintenance, query capability, and latency.

Video
Strata 2019: A Data System for Low-Latency Queries for Search and Analytics

Learn how Rockset's Converged Index—combining columnar and search indexes—powers fast search and analytics.

Case Study
Fynd - How Does a Growing E-Commerce Portal Respond to Consumer Behavior in Real Time?

Fynd uses Rockset to perform fast queries on real-time event streams, so they can react to consumer behavior as it happens.

Case Study
The Path to Better Pollution Forecasting Goes Through Nested JSON

Pittsburgh-based developer, Doug Balog, collects and analyzes nested JSON weather data to improve pollution forecasts in his community.

Case Study
Implementing a Sensor Network Simply and Efficiently - An MIT Smart City Project

An MIT team collaborates with a school in Brazil on a smart city project to analyze weather sensor data using Rockset.

How-To Guide
How to Build a Facebook Messenger Chatbot Powered by Fast SQL on CSV

Build a chatbot that provides instant responses, leveraging fast SQL queries on CSV data.

How-To Guide
Using Smart Schema to Accelerate Insights from Nested JSON

Use Rockset's Smart Schema to understand complex, nested JSON and enable immediate queries using SQL on raw data.

How-To Guide
How to Run SQL on PDF Files

Run SQL queries on data from PDF files, and join PDFs with JSON, CSV, XLSX, and other data.

Podcast
RocksDB with Dhruba Borthakur and Igor Canadi

Dhruba and Igor explain the technology behind RocksDB, which backs some of the most demanding applications and databases around.

How-To Guide
Visualize Data in Rockset with Redash

Create visualizations on your Rockset data quickly and easily using native integration with Redash.

How-To Guide
Running Fast SQL on DynamoDB Tables

Run SQL queries on your DynamoDB tables without any ETL and without impacting your production workloads.

How-To Guide
Rockset adds Excel spreadsheet support

Run complex SQL across multiple Excel spreadsheets and join XLSX files with JSON, Parquet or CSV data.

How-To Guide
Real-Time Analytics Using SQL on Streaming Data with Apache Kafka and Rockset

Connect Kafka and Rockset to obtain real-time analytics with ad hoc SQL queries on event streams.

How-To Guide
Building a Serverless Microservice Using Rockset and AWS Lambda

Use SQL to join and query JSON and CSV data, and build a serverless microservice using AWS Lambda.

Podcast
Rockset Data Platform with Venkat Venkataramani

Venkat discusses his journey from scaling data infrastructure at Facebook to transforming how data-driven apps are built at Rockset.

How-To Guide
Building a Live Dashboard on Streaming Data Using Amazon Kinesis and Rockset

Serve real-time analytics on Twitter data, using SQL on streaming data from Amazon Kinesis.

How-To Guide
Running SQL on Nested JSON

Make raw JSON immediately queryable through fast SQL queries, without ETL, data pipelines, or fixed schema.

Podcast
Revolutionizing Big Data Apps

Rockset CEO Venkat Venkataramani talks about building apps without pipelines, and serverless search and analytics with native SQL.

Video
From Useful Data to Useful Applications with Rockset

Rockset CEO Venkat Venkataramani explains how Rockset makes it really simple to build data-driven apps with very fast SQL on raw data.

Video
Speeding Cloud-Native App Development with Rockset

Rockset CTO Dhruba Borthakur speaks with ActualTech about what Rockset does and how it changes the game for enterprises.

Video
CUBEConversation: Venkat Venkataramani, Rockset & Jerry Chen, Greylock

Venkat and Jerry discuss Rockset's vision and the future of cloud and data.

Webinar
Building Live Apps on Raw Data with Rockset

As the first cloud service that runs SQL directly on raw data, Rockset greatly simplifies app development and data science on complex data sets.