Percona Live 2017 Open Source Database Conference

April 24 - 27, 2017

Santa Clara, California

Dhruba Borthakur

Dhruba Borthakur

CTO, Rockset


Dhruba is the CTO and Co-founder of Rockset, a stealth-mode startup. Prior to this, he was an engineer in the database team at Facebook where he was the founding engineer of the RocksDB datastore. Earlier at Yahoo, he was the founding engineer of Hadoop Distributed File System. He is a contributor to the open source Apache HBase project. Earlier, he held various roles at Veritas Software, founded an e-commerce startup ( and contributed to Andrew File System (AFS) at IBM-Transarc Labs. Longer version at:


26 April - 4:30 PM - 4:55 PM at Room 203
RocksDB is used extensively by applications on the cloud. The stock RocksDB library does not provide for durability of data in the case of machine failures. This means that applications typically have to implement their own mechanisms for replicating data. On the other-hand, the AWS cloud environment provides services that allow elegant durability and replication of data.