Voldemort: Setting Up A Key-Value Distributed Data Store Training Course


Voldemort is an open-source distributed data store that is designed as a key-value store.  It is used at LinkedIn by numerous critical services powering a large portion of the site.

This course will introduce the architecture and capabilities of Voldomort and walk participants through the setup and application of a key-value distributed data store.


  • Software developers
  • System administrators
  • DevOps engineers

Format of the course

  • Part lecture, part discussion, heavy hands-on practice, occasional tests to gauge understanding


  • A general understanding of databases and data stores
  • Familiarity with the command line

Course Outline


Understanding distributed key-value storage systems

Voldomort data model and architecture

Downloading and configuration

Command line operations

Clients and servers

Working with Hadoop

Configuring build and push jobs

Rebalancing a Voldemort instance

Serving Large-scale Batch Computed Data

Using the Admin Tool

Performance tuning

Summary and conclusion

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