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Thursday, February 13 • 3:00pm - 3:25pm
OPEN TALK: How to Search Fast Using First Principles LIMITED

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An engineer is someone who can do for a dollar what any fool can do for two. This is especially true when building large-scale distributed systems. Anyone can build a system that searches terabytes of data in seconds: the challenge is to do it cost-effectively. (Hint: indexes just get in the way).

In this session, we'll explain how our team used (gasp) math and first principles to build a SaaS product that searches huge volumes of logs, all while remaining cost-effective and fast. This approach led us down the path of an index-free solution, building upon lessons learned from the last few decades of distributed systems.

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Steven Czerwinski

Co-Founder and CTO, Scalyr
Steven Czerwinski is the co-founder and chief technology officer at Scalyr, where he focuses on architecture and major technology initiatives. Prior to Scalyr, he spent eight years at Google, where he specialized in building distributed database systems for consumer applications... Read More →


Thursday February 13, 2020 3:00pm - 3:25pm
OPEN Expo Discovery Stage (Exhibit Hall West)