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Seastar Summit 2019

The first Seastar Summit will be on November 4, 2019. It will be colocated at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco and run concurrently with ScyllaDB Summit training sessions. However, registration for ScyllaDB Summit does not grant entry to the Seastar Summit (or vice versa). Tickets for the full-day Seastar Summit event are available via Eventbrite.

Seastar is the advanced open-source framework that runs under ScyllaDB, providing our fully asynchronous sharded architecture. Built to run on top of Linux or OSv, Seastar is implemented in C++. Its shared-nothing architecture, with new models for interactivity within the system — such as futures and promises and message-passing without locking — provides a perfect foundation for building highly performant, highly distributed systems.

Beyond ScyllaDB, Seastar is at the core of a number of other large-scale distributed systems projects. For instance, at the last ScyllaDB Summit, RedHat’s Kefu Chai spoke about rebuilding the Ceph distributed storage system using Seastar. This year’s event aims to gather practitioners from around the world and showcase the most compelling ideas and implementations devised by the Seastar open source community.

You can learn more about Seastar at the seastar.io website, by reading the Seastar documentation, or by checking out the open source Seastar code repository in Github.

Also, if you want to understand the specifics of C++ that Seastar leverages, check out this video of ScyllaDB CTO and co-founder Avi Kivity speaking about building efficient I/O intensive applications with Seastar at the Core C++2019 Conference.


About Peter Corless

Peter Corless is the Director of Technical Advocacy at ScyllaDB. He listens to users’ stories and discovers wisdom in each to share with other practitioners in the industry at large, whether through blogs or in technical presentations. He occasionally hosts live industry events from webinars to online conferences.