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June 11–12, 2018: Training
June 12–14, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Lessons learned while evolving Box’s database infrastructure

9:55am–10:15am Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Location: Grand Ballroom 220
Average rating: ****.
(4.38, 13 ratings)

When Tamar Bercovici joined Box, the entire platform was running on a single MySQL DB host fronted by a simple pool of memcached servers. Tamar details how the team has evolved the Box database stack to handle an ever-growing query load and dataset. It now comprises hundreds of servers serving millions of queries per second over hundreds of billions of data records. Along the way, Tamar shares tips and lessons learned from her experience on this evolutionary path as well as some of the new challenges the team is tackling next.

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Tamar Bercovici


Tamar Bercovici is a senior director of engineering at Box, where she leads the database, content, and enterprise teams in building out the core of the Box Content Management Platform. Tamar also runs the annual Box company-wide hackathon and has been frequently invited to speak at various leading technology conferences like Percona, Velocity, @Scale, and Grace Hopper. Tamar was named one of Business Insider’s most powerful women engineers in tech in 2014 and 2017. Previously, Tamar was an early-stage employee at XMPie (now a Xerox company). She holds a PhD in computer science from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology.

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06/18/2018 1:02am PDT

Hi Kathleen – we will make the adjustment. Thank you for letting us know.

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06/16/2018 9:47am PDT

I tried to give a 5 rating but it posted as a 2! So sorry, Tamar was amazing!