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How to Save Latency and Money With Scylla

How do you quantify how effective your database system is in terms of throughput, latency and CPU usage? And what do you do when there is a risk to your SLA? These were the main questions explored in Lukasz Pachiarek and Szymon Szymanski of Allegro’s talk at Scylla Summit 2017.

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Highlights from Scylla Summit Day Two

ScyllaDB is all about performance, so it’s no surprise that this was the theme of day two at our Scylla Summit.

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Highlights from Scylla Summit Day One

Scylla Summit in session

We had a great first day at Scylla Summit 2017, with highly technical talks by presenters from around the globe, lots of valuable networking, and some time for fun. We kicked things off with our CEO and co-founder Dor Laor and our chairman Benny Schnaider sharing their vision for Scylla. This was also our opportunity to announce Scylla 2.0. Our latest release is a big step toward the first autonomous NoSQL database—one that dynamically tunes itself to varying conditions while always maintaining a high level of performance. We had great customer talks, too. Nayden Kolev of mParticle stepped us through […]

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Learn About GoCQLX, How to Use It, and Common Use Cases at Scylla Summit 2017

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Programming libraries empower developers to enhance their applications with additional features such as providing connectivity to databases. Not every library is the same but if it is open source, the community can enhance or build new tools with it that can potentially benefit everyone. That’s just what Michal Matczuk of ScyllaDB did with GoCQLX and he will be doing a talk about it at Scylla Summit 2017. Let’s begin the interview to learn more about Michal and his upcoming talk on GoCQLX.

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Intel Discusses the Advantages of Optane SSDs at Scylla Summit 2017

Frank Ober of Intel joined me for a quick interview on what he will be presenting at Scylla Summit 2017. Frank, like many other speakers attending the Summit, is an expert in his field and will present their experiences and knowledge of the industry. Let’s begin the interview and learn more about what Frank will be presenting at the Summit.

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Why, how, and when to use Secondary Indexing at Scylla Summit 2017

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An index in a database provides an easier and faster way to access data by using attributes.  The end-user experience will result in faster matching and queries. In Scylla, there are different indexes that you can choose from and I was able to sit with Pekka Enberg of ScyllaDB to learn more about them from his upcoming talk at  Scylla Summit 2017. Let’s begin the interview and learn more about Pekka and the latest news on indexing for Scylla.

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Zenly Discusses Going from Elasticsearch to Scylla at Scylla Summit 2017

Building the infrastructure for a mobile application that reaches millions of users is not an easy task and the folks at Zenly seem to know exactly what they are doing. I enjoy talking to experts in their field to learn how they do things and recently sat down with Jean-Baptiste Dalido of Zenly to learn more about his professional background and upcoming talk at Scylla Summit 2017.  Let’s begin.

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Chris Bannister Discusses GoCQL at Scylla Summit 2017

GoCQL provides an efficient way to interact with Scylla with Golang applications. For example, GoCQL automatically discovers all data centers, racks and hosts in your cluster, manages a pool of connections to them, and distributes queries in a reasonable and efficient way. Since Chris Bannister, the GoCQL package maintainer, is giving a talk about GoCQL at Scylla Summit 2017, I  was able to interview him to learn more about his talk. Let’s begin the interview.

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How to Choose the Right Compaction Strategy for Workload Performance

date-tiered compaction

Choosing the right compaction strategy is crucial for having optimal performance on a Scylla cluster. In this interview with Nadav Har’El of ScyllaDB, we will learn more about compaction and his upcoming talk at Scylla Summit 2017. Let’s begin the interview.

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Samsung Discusses the Z-SSD Low-latency Drive with Scylla at Scylla Summit 2017

SSD’s are continuing to revolutionize the datacenter with low latencies and exceptional performance. Arash Rezaei from Samsung Semiconductor sat down with me for a quick interview on his upcoming talk at Scylla Summit 2017. From the interview, you will learn more about Arash and his upcoming talk that shows how Scylla users can benefit from Samsung Z-SSD drives.

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