The Right Read Optimization is Actually Write Optimization

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Some indexing structures are write optimized in that they are better than B-trees at ingesting data. Other indexing structures are read optimized in that they are better than B-trees at query time. Even within B-trees, there is a tradeoff between write performance and read performance. This talk will present the basics of write optimization, comparing different approaches and what the differences mean for end Users.

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11 April 16:30 - 17:20
Ballroom B

Schedule Info

11 April 16:30 - 17:20 @
Ballroom B


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Senior Engineer, Tokutek

Leif Walsh is a software engineer at Tokutek. He has worked on performance-critical software at Google and Microsoft, and helped start RethinkDB. Leif studied math and computer science at Stony Brook University. In his spare time, he is an amateur lithography assistant


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