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Make Data Work
Oct 15–17, 2014 • New York, NY

The Big (Data) Picture

Rohit Jain (Esgyn)
2:10pm–2:20pm Wednesday, 10/15/2014
Data-Driven Business Day
Location: E 20/ E 21
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Slides:   1-PPTX 

We had a big, and growing, global platform for storing and sharing people’s most precious memories. But we had a problem.

  • Size and scale meant traditional RDBMS wouldn’t work. It was slow, error prone, and gave users a worse experience the more successful we became
  • But eventually-consistent NoSQL wouldn’t either, because if one day you walk up to a photo booth and the last picture of Grandma alive is missing, that’s a lawsuit

So we had to fix that, and we did it by putting a transactional, SQL compliant layer atop HBase. In doing so, we retained all the intellectual property of our scripts and avoided retraining our technical teams, while letting the service grow.

This session is sponsored by HP

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Rohit Jain


Rohit Jain is the CTO at Esgyn for Trafodion, a transactional SQL-on-HBase RDBMS. Rohit worked for Hewlett-Packard for 28 years on applications and databases, undertaking such roles as solutions architect, consultant, software engineer, architect, development and QA manager, product manager, and chief technologist in fields including online transaction processing, operational data stores, data marts, enterprise data warehouses, business intelligence, and advanced analytics on distributed massively parallel systems.