Fractal Tree Indexes

  • August 28, 2013 · 6:30 PM

Database applications handling big data often hit I/O bottlenecks, be it using MySQL or MongoDB. This presentation will discuss how Tokutek's Fractal Tree indexes, used in TokuMX for MongoDB (a MongoDB v2.2 drop in replacement) and TokuDB for MySQL (a MySQL storage engine) improve performance by helping eliminate I/O bottlenecks in big data applications.

Zardosht Kasheff (@zkasheff) has been a senior member of Tokutek’s engineering team since 2008, working on TokuDB and TokuMX, both leveraging Fractal Tree Indexing, and designed for big data workloads. TokuMX is MongoDB with Fractal Tree indexing storage. TokuDB is a high performance storage engine for MySQL.

Prior to Tokutek, Zardosht worked at Microsoft on remote terminal services. Zardosht holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from MIT, where he pursued research on cache-oblivious dynamic search trees under Bradley Kuszmaul at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

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6:30 - Arrive to Animoto, meet other members
6:45 - Event starts
7:00 - Fractal Tree Indexes (Zardosht Kasheff)
8:00 - Q&A
8:15 - "Books and Stuff" geekaways
8:30 - Open discussion, networking


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  • Zardosht K.

    Thanks for having me present. I had a great time and appreciate all the thoughtful questions.

    Here is a link to my slides. These are altered slightly from what I presented (as it relates to only TokuMX and MongoDB), but the meat of the content is the same:­

    1 · September 1, 2013

  • matthew a.

    Awesome! It was a good mix of theory and practical application examples. I am much more inspired now to look under the database-hood.

    2 · August 28, 2013

  • Mehboob A.

    Tour de force presentation on database fundamentals.. great job.

    August 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the great meetup. I learned new material today!

    August 28, 2013

  • Jared N.

    Sorry, last minute needs at work. I was very interested in the content though, and particularly interested in backend performance improvements. Hope you folks have fun and learn a lot!

    1 · August 28, 2013

  • Mehboob A.

    Fractal indexes sounds like a terrific performance upgrade to MySQL.. where is everybody? I will be there!

    August 28, 2013

    • Eugene D.

      I need to speed up my MongoDB. So I will be there.

      August 28, 2013

    • Mehboob A.

      I enjoy any part of the stack, so all topics are great!

      August 28, 2013

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