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What’s New at ScyllaDB University? New Data Modeling Course, Certificates, Training Day

We’ve been busy creating more content for ScyllaDB University and improving the platform. So, what’s new?

Data Modeling Course

A new Data Modeling course is now available!

The course covers both basic and advanced data modeling concepts. It goes over workflow application, query analysis and denormalization among other data modeling topics while showing some concrete hands-on examples of how to do it. If you haven’t done so already you should take the ScyllaDB Essentials course prior to taking the Data Modeling course.

The first part of the course goes over basic concepts such as the primary key, partitioning key and clustering key. It explains the importance of choosing those keys.


After this you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the ScyllaDB data model
  • Understand what a Keyspace, Table, Column, and Row are
  • Explain the differences between a Primary Key, Partition Key, Compound Key, and Clustering Key
  • Run a cqlsh and perform basic queries

The second part of the course covers more advanced data modeling concepts.

Here is an overview of the differences between data modeling in ScyllaDB and in Relational databases:

It also covers topics such as application workflow, query analysis and denormalization among other topics.

After this part you’ll be able to:

  • Perform application workflow and query analysis
  • Explain commonly used data types
  • Understand collections and UDTs
  • Understand denormalization


You can now get official ScyllaDB certificates for the courses you completed. To see your certificates go to your profile page.

Certificates can be printed and shared on your LinkedIn profile to show off your achievements!

Summit Training Day

ScyllaDB Summit 2019 is right around the corner! The pre-summit Training Day will have three tracks: Novice, Advanced, and for the first time an additional hands-on track where attendees will have a chance to put the theory into practice using ScyllaDB University. The sessions will be given by our top engineers and experts.

  • Check out the updated Training Day agenda here.

Next Steps

If you haven’t tried out ScyllaDB University yet, just register as a user and start learning. You can have a look at the available courses here. All the material is available for free. Courses are completely online, self-paced, and include practical examples, quizzes, and hands-on labs.

If you think of content that you’d like us to add to our curriculum, or if you’ve got suggestions on how we can improve the University site, just let us know.

Join the #scylla-university channel on our Slack for more training related discussions.

About Guy Shtub

Head of Training: Guy is experienced in creating products that people love. Previously he co-founded two start-ups. Outside of the office, you can find him climbing, juggling and generally getting off the beaten path. Guy holds a B.SC. degree in Software Engineering from Ben Gurion University.