Challenges, Economics, and Principles of Cloud Native Systems

Thursday, October 19, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
1240 CS

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Venkat Venkataramani

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In this talk, Venkat will focus on fundamental concepts baked in all traditional systems software that aren't very well suited to exploit the economics of the cloud. Almost all systems software that run in the cloud today were originally built for on-premises data center installations and have simply been ported to work on cloud VMs. This talk will explore properties that truly cloud-native software should have, some of the advances that is ongoing and open challenges that still remain.

Bio: Venkat is the founder and CEO of Rockset, a cloud infrastructure startup founded in 2016 and based in Menlo Park and San Francisco. Rockset has secured their first round of venture funding from Greylock Partners and Sequoia Capital and the founding team include Dhruba Borthakur (founder of HDFS, RocksDB, UW-Madison alum), Tudor Bosman (founder of facebook graph search), and Igor Canadi (RocksDB, UW-Madison alum).

Previously, Venkat was an Engineering Director in the Facebook infrastructure team responsible for all online data services that stored and served Facebook user data such as SQL databases, graph databases, key value stores and log processing systems. Collectively, these systems worked across 5 geos, 25+ clusters, serving 5+ billion queries a second. Prior to Facebook, Venkat worked at Oracle on the RDBMS for 5+ years after finishing MS in Computer Sciences from UW-Madison.