Rust at speed — building a fast concurrent database
This is a guest lecture I gave at Two Sigma in November 2018 where I discussed the experience of using Rust for building larger, high-performance systems. In it, I cover what makes Rust an attractive option for such projects; Noria, the high-performance research database prototype I've built using Rust; an interesting concurrent data-structure we use in Noria; and how I've found Rust to work in that context. The presentation slides are available at https://jon.tsp.io/slides/rust-twosigma/ . You can read more about Noria at https://pdos.csail.mit.edu/noria .