Qualifying Titan at Scale and Migrating Whitepages to a Graph DB

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1301 5th Ave Ste 1600 · Seattle, WA

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Whitepages (http://whitepagesinc.com/) is a Top-40 web and mobile property delivering search results at hundreds of queries per second from a large contact database.

Recently we completed a technical evaluation of Aurelius' Titan (http://thinkaurelius.github.io/titan/), a distributed graph database running over Cassandra. The evaluation has been a success and we're incorporating Titan as the storage engine backing our online search and retrieval services. This presentation will explore the evolution of Whitepages data model to a graph view; how we qualified Titan to serve as our primary online object store covering roughly a billion entities and 10 billion entity relationships; and learnings and schema strategies to accommodate our use cases.


Devin Ben-Hur, Senior Software Architect

Paul Kohan, Software Engineer - Search


We meet on the first Tuesday of every month.

Details on future meetings will be added as available.

Food and informal networking start at 6:30. The talk will start at 7pm.

Parking is available in the building and is valet only. Cost is $8.00 after 6pm. (Enter on Union between 4th & 5th) Additional parking can be found in the Hilton Parking Garage. Cost is $6.00 after 5pm. Enter on 6th Ave between University and Union. There is also plenty of street parking downtown.