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Why attend ScyllaDB Summit 2017 in San Francisco?

We are excited to announce that ScyllaDB Summit 2017 is coming to San Francisco October 24-25th.

ScyllaDB community members, users, and developers from the Cassandra project and other NoSQL technologies are invited to come and participate in the Summit. ScyllaDB powers more than 40 organizations in production with deployments ranging up to 100 nodes per cluster and up to 6 data centers. We are releasing ScyllaDB 2.0 soon with almost 100% parity with Cassandra. Our users are ready to share their stories about migrating from Cassandra, MongoDB, Redis, Hbase, and relational databases.

We share a joint destiny with Cassandra users, so we warmly welcome the Cassandra community to join our summit. Packed with sessions helpful for anyone who runs log structured merge trees, the summit will include topics that will…

  • Demonstrate when and where to apply the different compaction strategies and their matching advantages and pitfalls
  • Deep dive to the heart of materialized views and secondary indexing – the two Cassandra features have caveats and we’ll cover the ScyllaDB implementation and what’s planned ahead
  • Showcase benchmarks and share how efficient your database can be
  • Discuss and brainstorm the future roadmap of repair (we have a new algorithm), sstable file format, CDC, and more

It is no secret that there won’t be a Cassandra Summit in 2017. Arguably, the open source Cassandra project has slowed since it lost the support of Datastax. This loss weakens both parties and leaves critical development in Cassandra like Materialized Views (MV) abandoned. Meanwhile, in terms of feature velocity and commit pace, it appears that ScyllaDB receives twice as many daily commits than Cassandra. The feature gap between ScyllaDB and Cassandra is almost closed, with only lightweight transactions left to implement from the major feature list. We are ahead in consistent performance features such as Workload Conditioning, dynamic tuning, Prometheus metric export and RESTful API providers, memory management, and more.

Driven by our open source passion and the backwind coming from our investors, we would like to not only serve as a Cassandra alternative but to be the best NoSQL technology out there.

The ScyllaDB project stands on the giant shoulders of Cassandra and aims to be the next generation of Cassandra. Think about the killer combination of out-of-the box multi data center replication, Key/value and wide-rows, dynamic and automatic tuning, and the performance figures that we provide. The wire compatibility with Cassandra allows us to work perfectly with Spark, KairosDB, JanusGraph, and ElasticSearch.

For us, every feature counts. We make our metrics integrate with your own framework rather than enforcing ours. Query trace sampling is optimized so you can turn it on in production. We load balance requests based on cache utilization in order to not affect latency after server upgrades and much more.

At ScyllaDB Summit 2017 we will have a variety of sessions from beginning to advanced. Special sessions will invite users to brainstorm and to suggest future features and enhancements. If you are interested in speaking at ScyllaDB Summit 2017, please sign up here and share your experience or story.



About Dor Laor

Dor Laor is co-founder and CEO of ScyllaDB. Previously, Dor was part of the founding team of the KVM hypervisor under Qumranet that was acquired by Red Hat. At Red Hat Dor was managing the KVM and Xen development for several years. Dor holds an MSc from the Technion and a PhD in snowboarding.