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ScyllaDB Summit 2019 Agenda and Speakers Announced

Whether you are a current ScyllaDB community member or you have a background with Cassandra, NoSQL or other database technologies, you’ll learn a lot by joining us at ScyllaDB Summit 2019. This year’s event will be held November 5-6 at the Parc 55 Hilton Hotel in San Francisco, where you get two full days of technical use cases, ScyllaDB internals and best practices.

Before diving into our sessions, I’ll share five key reasons to attend:

  1. Bring the latest innovations back to your team
  2. Network with the best brains in the industry
  3. Get Trained at our Pre-Summit Training Day (November 4)
  4. Influence our roadmap
  5. Hear from your colleagues

In fact, this year’s ScyllaDB Summit promises to be our best conference yet. We’ve got quite a lineup! With dozens of speakers from our community of users, there will be a lot to learn from your industry peers and colleagues in terms of use cases, migrations, and real-world performance results.

  • Comcast on Scaling User Experience — Philip Zimich will share how Comcast powers the X1 Scheduler system for using ScyllaDB to support DVR and program reminder functions across 30 million set top boxes and 15 million more “second screens,” scaling to two billion RESTful calls daily.
  • Reaches Cruising Altitude with ScyllaDB — Martin Strýček from will speak about getting through the turbulence of their cloud-based deployment to smooth performance.
  • Opera on Using Python and Django to Connect to Tens of Millions on the web — Rafał Furmański and Jerzy Kozera will also share a tale of scaling ScyllaDB to support their browser synchronization feature.
  • Capital One on Big Data Tools — Glen Gomez Zuazo will speak about getting the most out of streaming data using technologies like Apache Kafka, CNCF NATS and Amazon SQS.
  • SAS Institute Makes the Switch — David Blythe will talk about the transition of the SAS Intelligent Advertising ad serving platform from DataStax Cassandra to ScyllaDB for its real-time visitor data storage.
  • Numberly Compares ScyllaDB and MongoDB — Alexys Jacob compares these two NoSQL leaders, and explains how and why Numberly employs both these systems for their own best advantage in their ad tech architecture.
  • TubiTV on Machine Learning — Alexandros Bantis will explain how they re-architected their Ranking Service with ScyllaDB to improve Machine Learning experimentation speed and how their next version should improve performance a full order of magnitude.
  • Lookout on Security for 100 Million Devices — Richard Ney will describe the challenge of scaling a mobile device security system to handle telemetry ingestion for over 100 million devices using Kafka Connect and ScyllaDB.
  • iFood’s Road to ScyllaDB — Thales Biancalana will describe how this Brazilian food delivery giant evolved from PostrgreSQL to Amazon DynamoDB, but eventually turned to ScyllaDB to keep scaling their business while maintaining consistent low latencies.
  • JanusGraph Best Practices — Enharmonic’s Ryan Stauffer and Expero’s Brian Hall will provide insights into and best practices for using JanusGraph on top of ScyllaDB.

And those are just some of the highlights. We have many more exciting sessions on the full schedule.

Plus our own engineers will share new features and capabilities for ScyllaDB, from Project Alternator — the new Amazon DynamoDB-compatible API — to the new incremental compaction strategy, lightweight transactions (LWT) using consensus algorithms (Paxos and Raft), Change Data Capture (CDC) and much more.

  • ScyllaDB CEO Dor Laor will provide an overview of our five-year journey to today, and highlight exciting news we’re sharing with the community.
  • Our CTO, Avi Kivity will present on the topics of User-Defined Functions (UDFs), User-Defined Aggregates (UDA) and what the future holds in store as proposed extensions to ScyllaDB.
  • ScyllaDB VP of Field Engineering, Glauber Costa will host a session on “How to be Successful with ScyllaDB.” Drawn from conversations held across our community, including our mailing list, Slack channel and support tickets, Glauber will answer some of the most frequently asked questions on how to best employ ScyllaDB in your environment.

So reserve a spot now. We look forward to meeting you there!

Grab your tickets by 9/30 to get Early Bird pricing!


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.