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Oct27

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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Oct25

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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Oct17

Our Acquisition of Seastar.io DBaaS Technology

Seastar

In case you missed the news, on Tuesday we announced our acquisition of Seastar.io database-as-a-service technology from our partner Network Redux.

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Oct12

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

Scylla Summit 2017

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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Oct11

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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Oct10

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

Scylla Summit 2017

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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Oct9

Announcing Scylla Fault Tolerance Documentation

What happens if a catastrophe occurs in or between your data centers? What if a node goes down or becomes unreachable for any reason? Scylla’s fault tolerance features significantly mitigate the potential for catastrophe. To get the best fault tolerance out of Scylla, you must understand how to select the right fault tolerance strategy, which includes setting a Replication Factor (the number of nodes that contain a copy of the data) for your keyspaces and choosing the right Consistency Level (the number of nodes that must respond to read or write operations). We recently added new documentation to our Scylla […]

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Oct6

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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Oct6

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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Oct6

Scylla Release 2.0

Scylla Release

Check out the new Scylla Release! The Scylla team is pleased to announce the release of Scylla 2.0, a production-ready Scylla major release. Scylla is an open source NoSQL database compatible with Apache Cassandra, with superior performance and consistently low latency. From now on, critical bugs will be fixed in 2.0 and 1.7 release series only. If you are still using open source Scylla 1.6 or earlier release – you are encouraged to upgrade. We will continue to fix bugs and add features on the master branch toward 2.1 and beyond. Please make sure to read the system impacts and […]

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