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

Most talked about NFL team? Analyze live mentions of your favorite teams on Twitter

In this Twitch workshop, we’ll set up an API on Kafka using Rockset to see which NFL team is the most talked about on Twitter. By the end of the workshop you’ll be able to analyze heavily nested Twitter data using SQL without any data denormalization. Join us live on October 30th at 11 am PDT.
Event

MongoDB and Rockset: Live Workshop on Twitch

We'll be teaming up with MongoDB's dev rel team to analyze 10 million + MongoDB documents in real-time using Rockset. Join us live on November 20th!
Event

Postman Galaxy 2020

We'll be speaking at Postman Galaxy 2020 on making application developers more productive with data as an API. Join us November 17-19th!
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 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.
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.
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.
White Paper

Rockset Concepts, Design & Architecture

Learn how Rockset's architecture enables highly parallelized execution of complex queries across diverse data sets.