RAPID

RAPID provides a scale out architecture for providing very high performance for SQL analytics. This technology has been optimized for OCI Gen 2 and will be available as MySQL analytics service

Project Details

RAPID

RAPID

RAPID provides a scale out architecture for providing very high performance for SQL analytics. This technology has been optimized for OCI Gen 2 and will be available as MySQL analytics service

Project Overview

Project RAPID started off as a hardware-software co-design project targeting large-scale data management and analysis and was targeted to provide the fastest performance for SQL analytics. The project achieved its goals and was demonstrated in a prototype system with a new in-memory analytic engine optimized for custom hardware.

The goal of this project has since been augmented to deliver a system for which provides not just compelling performance for analytic workloads but optimized for performance per dollar. In order to accomplish that, the RAPID software has now been enhanced and optimized for OCI Gen 2 shapes and integrated with the MySQL database. 

This technology is being offered as a cloud native MySQL analytic service and provides orders of magnitude improvement in performance over MySQL for analytic queries. Several customers who have tried this service have reported significant improvement in performance and reduction in their cost compared to analytics services offered by other cloud providers. 

As a part of this project, we are also exploring many machine learning based techniques for automating various aspects of this service. 

 

Principal Investigator

Eric Sedlar

Vice President and Technical Director Oracle Labs

Eric Sedlar is Vice President & Technical Director of Oracle Labs. This position entails figuring out how to transfer research results from Labs research into Oracle products & services, as well as setting overall technical direction for new research projects in Oracle Labs. A few of the major projects in Oracle Labs in Eric's team include:

  • GraalVM: our multilingual, embeddable, high-performance JIT compiler & runtime
  • PGX: Our distributed graph analytics technology
  • KeyBridge: a deep-learning facility for security analytics on cloud operations
  • RAPID: a scale-out analytics engine for the cloud

 

Eric manages over 200 fulltime researchers and developers working on over a dozen separate research areas. Eric's own research interests are in extensible database technologies, and in particular in integration of compiler technologies and database concepts.

Previously, he led the effort for XML-native storage inside Oracle. Eric has held various architecture and development management positions at Oracle since starting there in 1990. He holds over 68 patents, and has served on standards organizations for Oracle in the W3C and IETF. He co-authored the Best Paper at SIGMOD 2010 on architecture-sensitive search trees.

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