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Lambda-in-a-Box: Combining Spark and HBase

We are looking forward to the next SF Java User group meetup. For this meetup, Monte Zweben, the CEO of Splice Machine will present on Combining Spark and HBase on Wednesday September 14 at the Splice Machine headquarters based in San Francisco.

Food and Drinks will be provided by Splice Machine.

Lambda-in-a-Box: Combining Spark and HBase
By Monte Zweben - CEO Splice Machine


Talk Description:

Splice Machine is a java-based, open-source database that combines the benefits of modern lambda architectures with the full expressiveness of ANSI-SQL. Like lambda architectures, it employs separate compute engines for different workloads - some call this an HTAP database (Hybrid Transactional and Analytical Platform). This talk describes the architecture and implementation of Splice Machine V2.0. The system is powered by a sharded key-value store for fast short reads and writes, and short range scans (Apache HBase) and an in-memory, cluster data flow engine for analytics (Apache Spark). It differs from most other clustered SQL systems such as Impala, SparkSQL, and Hive because it combines analytical processing with a distributed Multi-Value Concurrency Method that provides fine-grained concurrency which is required to power real-time applications.

This talk will highlight the Splice Machine storage representation, transaction engine, cost-based optimizer, and present the detailed execution of operational queries on HBase, and the detailed execution of analytical queries on Spark. We will compare and contrast how Splice Machine executes queries with other HTAP systems such as Apache Phoenix and Apache Trafodian. We will end with some roadmap items under development involving new row-based and column-based storage encodings.

Monte Zweben - CEO Splice Machine
A technology industry veteran, Monte’s early career was spent with the NASA Ames Research Center as the Deputy Chief of the Artificial Intelligence Branch, where he won the prestigious Space Act Award for his work on the Space Shuttle program. Monte then founded and was CEO of Red Pepper Software, a leading supply chain optimization company, which merged in 1996 with PeopleSoft, where he was VP and General Manager, Manufacturing Business Unit. In 1998, Monte was the founder and CEO of Blue Martini Software – the leader in e-commerce and multi-channel systems for retailers. Blue Martini went public on NASDAQ in one of the most successful IPOs of 2000, and is now part of JDA. Following Blue Martini, he was the chairman of SeeSaw Networks, a digital, place-based media company. Monte is also the co-author of Intelligent Scheduling and has published articles in the Harvard Business Review and various computer science journals and conference proceedings. Zweben currently serves as Chairman of Rocket Fuel Inc. as well as on the Dean’s Advisory Board for Carnegie-Mellon’s School of Computer Science.

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  • Tony Z.

    I really enjoy Monte's sharing of the Splice Machine.


    My top three learnings among other goodies are:

    1. The simplified Lambda Architecture of Splice Machine.

    2. Work load isolation.

    3. Lockless snapshot isolation design with Multi Version Concurrent Control.


    Looking forward to get my hands dirty.

    2 · September 14

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