theScore is one of the leading sports news and media platforms in North America. With the recent growth of sports betting, theScore is diving in head-first. Province and state regulations often enforce strict data-locality requirements often prohibiting the use of centralized hosted data storage solutions. In this talk, we'll learn how theScore built Datadex, a geographically distributed system for low-latency queries and real-time updates. We'll touch on the architecture of the system (Aggregator Leaf Tailer), the underlying technologies (RocksDB, Kafka, and the JVM), as well as some nitty-gritty tips for optimizing the JVM and RocksDB for high throughput.