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Oct5

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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Oct4

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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Oct3

How Intel and Scylla Provide the Speed of an In-memory Database with Persistency

Intel Optane drives are going to revolutionize the data center by providing lower latencies and higher throughput. That being said, I can already think of a few ways on how it will benefit Scylla users. To learn more,  I sat down with our Solutions Architect, Tomer Sandler. He is the perfect person to ask because he is giving a talk about Optane at Scylla Summit 2017.  Let’s begin the interview to learn more about Tomer and the upcoming talk.

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Oct2

What You’ll Learn at Pre-Summit Scylla Training, Plus How to Reduce Traffic to Save Money

Pre-Summit Training

Solution Architects play a major role in an organization because they help get customers up and running and ensures that customers will be successful in their deployments. I had the lucky opportunity to speak with Eyal Gutkind of ScyllaDB to learn more about what he does and his exciting involvement at the upcoming Scylla Summit 2017. Let’s learn more about Eyal and the upcoming sessions.

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Oct2

Spotinst on Saving Thousands by Running Scylla on EC2 Spot

I am here with more great news from the upcoming Scylla Summit 2017. I had a wonderful opportunity to speak with Amiram Shachar of Spotinst to learn more about his upcoming talk. Organizations are always trying to reduce infrastructure costs without sacrificing productivity and scalability and Amiram is going to tell us how to do that. Let’s dive into the interview and learn more about Amiram and Spotinst.

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Sep29

mParticle Discusses Their Journey from Cassandra to Scylla at Scylla Summit 2017

Choosing a new database solution for your organization is not an easy task, requiring large amounts of human resources and testing. Nayden Kolev of mParticle has done this many times in the past and most recently migrated to Scylla at mParticle to process over 50 billion monthly messages with full availability and performance. I took a few minutes to sit down with Nayden to talk about his journey to Scylla and get a sneak peek of his upcoming talk at Scylla Summit 2017. Let’s begin the interview and learn more about what Nayden will be presenting.

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Sep28

Rocket Fuel on Page Context Categorization at Scylla Summit

Lubos Kosco and Andrej Chu of Rocket Fuel are coming to Scylla Summit 2017 to present how they use Scylla for Page Context Categorization. If you work at the infrastructure level, this talk is a great opportunity to learn more about processing large amounts of data with Scylla. Let’s learn more about the speakers and their presentation.

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Sep27

Intel Optane and Scylla: Providing the Speed of an In-memory Database with Persistency

A fast in-memory database provides benefits that we all can appreciate such as optimal latency and throughput for workloads. What if you could utilize extremely fast NVMe drives to have similar latency and throughput results? The scope of this blog post is to examine the outcomes of using an in-memory like database combined with NVMe drives to resolve cold-cache and data persistence challenges. In this experiment, various testing scenarios were done with Scylla and Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X drives with a goal of providing a solution with the performance of an in-memory like database without compromises on throughput, latency, […]

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Sep26

Databricks Discusses Stateful Streaming Applications with Apache Spark at Scylla Summit 2017

We have a very special speaker coming to Scylla Summit 2017 to talk to you about Stateful Streaming Applications for Spark. His name is Burak Yavuz and he works for Databricks. He will be one of many brilliant minds speaking about big data and NoSQL technologies at the summit. Let’s begin the interview and learn more about Burak’s background and his upcoming talk.

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Sep26

Scylla Release 1.7.5

Scylla

Check out the new Scylla Release! The Scylla team is pleased to announce the release of Scylla 1.7.5, a bugfix release of the Scylla 1.7 stable branch. Release 1.7.5, like all past and future 1.x.y releases, is backward compatible and supports rolling upgrades. If you are upgrading from 1.6.x to 1.7.5, make sure to read the Scylla 1.7 release notes first. In particular, some of the metric names have changed.

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