Past Meetup

Usage of Apache Phoenix Statistics to Scale the Salesforce Platform

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45 people went

Every week on Thursday until November 21, 2018

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About the Event:

Hey wait! Did you know Salesforce has an office in Lousiville? Well, now you do!

What's even better is Brian Esserlieu is doing some really great work with Big Data out of the Louisville office. Come hear how Salesforce uses Apache Phoenix to scale the Salesforce Platform. If you've been hoping for a deep technical discussion you won't be disappointed!


6:00 – 6:15 - Socialize over food and drinks

6:15 – 6:30 - Welcome, opening remarks and announcements

6:30 – 8:00 – Apache Phoenix - Brian Esserlieu

8:00-8:30 - Networking

About the Presentation

Salesforce's Platform Data Services team has been in charge of introducing massively scalable data solutions to Salesforce's internal teams, as well as exposing this technology to external customers on the Salesforce Platform through custom big objects. Customers can now create custom business objects capable of storing billions of records, all while being able to use all of the standard APIs they've been used to using for the past many years.

A major feature of the big object offering is the ability to run queries on big objects that have real time, low latency requirements, such as those needed by UI components. This talk will cover how Salesforce is using Apache Phoenix's statistics feature to greatly expand our query support to help us strike a balance between deterministic query times and potentially unbounded scans.

About the Speaker

Brian Esserlieu

Brian Esserlieu is a Lead Member of Technical Staff currently working on the Platform Data Services team at Salesforce. He has been at the company for over 6 years, and has been on his current team for 4 1/2. He has built Salesforce's first big data features from conception to being fully released to the public. We continue to expose other big data concepts like map-reduce, compute, and more to customers through the Salesforce platform.

I'm a former Colorado native who has spent the past 15 years in California, but have finally returned this year! I've worked in several technology areas, including a mobile app development startup (pre-smartphone era!), and a government defense subcontracting company. I eventually went back to school and graduated from the University of California, San Diego 6 years ago, and have been happily working for Salesforce since.