Introducing Scylla University
So you’re thinking of running your applications with Scylla? You’ve probably heard it’s a lightning fast, self-optimizing, highly available Apache Cassandra drop-in replacement. Yet you may still have questions like:
- How do I upgrade from my current system?
- How many nodes do I need?
- How do I ensure that my data is consistent across the database?
- How should applications be written to maximize database performance? How do I scale up or scale out?
To make it easier to find answers to these questions and many more, we have launched Scylla University. Anyone in your organization can now take advantage of our valuable new self-paced online training at no cost.
Our goal at Scylla University is to improve the learning process by creating a destination for engaging, easy-to-use training, advice and best practices. We want to make sure that everyone has access to the knowledge needed to master the fastest database in the market.
The first course serves as a background for anyone who needs hands-on knowledge of Scylla — from developers to DBAs. Each lesson is chunked into small learning segments, allowing you to learn at your own pace. Each module contains quizzes to check your understanding as well as interactive exercises and hands-on labs so you can practice what you’re learning.
Learn about consistency levels and replication factors in Scylla
The overview course explains the basics of Scylla. By the end of this course, you will understand the fundamental concepts of NoSQL databases and gain knowledge of Scylla’s features and advantages. This includes topics such as installation, the Scylla architecture, data model, and how to configure the system for high availability.
It sets the model for all Scylla University courses to come, including videos, slides, and hands-on labs where you get a chance to put theories into practice.
According to recent research, combining theoretical understanding and practical hands-on learning, with incremental testing for comprehension, is the most effective way to study.
New Courses in the Works
We’re currently developing new courses and learning material, including in-depth Scylla Administration, advanced architecture, troubleshooting, best practices and advanced data modeling. When you register for Scylla University we’ll notify you about new content as it becomes available. You’ll also be the first to know about software releases and other updates.
Our future plans include:
- Courses specific to user levels ranging from novice to advanced
- More content, case studies, videos, webinars, quizzes and hands-on labs to help you improve your skills
- Certification paths for Scylla and NoSQL
- Ongoing refinements to the user interface
Scylla University Sea Monster Honor Roll Challenge
Got what it takes to be the best of the best? Each completed quiz and lesson will earn you points. Think you can earn enough to be on the Honor Roll? How about the Head of the Class? The top 5 students will get a Scylla t-shirt and more cool swag. This challenge ends on March 20th, so get going!
Get Started Today!
“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar
Our first online course, Scylla Essentials – Overview of Scylla, is now available. It’s free. All you have to do to get started is register.
Is there a course you would like us to add to our curriculum? Or perhaps you’ve got suggestions on how we can improve the University site? Please let us know.