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Rusty Klophaus

Rusty Klophaus
Sr. Software Engineer, Basho Technologies

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Rusty Klophaus is a Senior Software Engineer at Basho Technologies where he focuses on building distributed, fault-tolerant applications to store and retrieve Big Data. He is currently on the core engineering team of Riak Search and is the lead engineer designing Secondary Indices. Before joining Basho, Rusty launched an Erlang-based startup; before that he managed multi-million dollar technology products and guided multiple project teams at an Internet advertising company based in New York City. When he’s not hacking, Rusty plays guitar and organizes the Hacker News Meetup Group of Washington, DC.


Data: NoSQL Databases
Location: C124
Rusty Klophaus (Basho Technologies)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
The Basho engineering team has been working to make Riak more queryable with the addition of built-in indexing plus a SQL-style query language. In this talk, Rusty describes the usage, benefits, limitations, and evolution of this this functionality, called Secondary Indices. He also covers the challenges and pitfalls of adding indexing to a distributed datastore. Read more.