Dhruba Borthakur

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Handling Bursty Traffic in Real-Time Analytics Applications

Dhruba Borthakur Dhruba is CTO and co-founder of Rockset and is 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. Note: This post is the third in the series “can spike 10x during Black Friday. There are many other occasions where data traffic balloons suddenly. Halloween causes consumer social media apps to be inundated with photos. Major news events can set the markets afire with electronic trades. A meme can suddenly go viral among teenagers. In the old days of batch analytics, bursts of data traffic were easier to manage. Executives didn’t expect reports more than once a week nor dashboards to have up-to-the-minute data. Though some data Continue reading