Splice Machine VP of Product Management, Rich Reimer, to Present at Houston Meetup

October 12, 2015

Splice Machine VP of Product Management, Rich Reimer, will be presenting “Using HBase Co-Processors to Build a Distributed, Transactional RDBMS” at The Houston Hadoop Meetup Group in Houston tomorrow, October 13, 2015.

Taking place at the Microsoft offices, Reimer will discuss how to use HBase co-processors to build an ANSI-99 SQL database with 1) parallelization of SQL execution plans, 2) ACID transactions with snapshot isolation and 3) consistent secondary indexing.

About the talk

Transactions are critical in traditional RDBMSs because they ensure reliable updates across multiple rows and tables. Most operational applications require transactions, but even analytics systems use transactions to reliably update secondary indexes after a record insert or update.

In the Hadoop ecosystem, HBase is a key-value store with real-time updates, but it does not have multi-row, multi-table transactions, secondary indexes or a robust query language like SQL.

We will discuss how endpoint transactions are used to serialize SQL execution plans over to regions so that computation is local to where the data is stored. Additionally, we will show how observer co-processors simultaneously support both transactions and secondary indexing.

The talk will also discuss how Splice Machine extended the work of Google Percolator, Yahoo Labs’ OMID, and the University of Waterloo on distributed snapshot isolation for transactions. Lastly, performance benchmarks will be provided, including full TPC-C and TPC-H results that show how Hadoop/HBase can be a replacement for traditional RDBMS solutions.

We would love to see you at the Meetup. Register for the event here!

About Rich Reimer

Rich has over 15 years of sales management experience in high-tech companies. Before joining Splice Machine, Rich worked at Zynga as the Treasure Isle studio head, where he used petabytes of data from millions of daily users to optimize the business in real-time. Prior to Zynga, he was the COO and co-founder of a social media platform named Grouply. Before founding Grouply, Rich held executive positions at Siebel Systems, Blue Martini Software and Oracle Corporation as well as positions at General Electric and Bell Atlantic. Rich received his BSEE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, his MSEE in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.