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Getting the Most out of Scylla University LIVE

We are thrilled to see how many people have pre-registered for our upcoming Scylla University LIVE event on April 22, 2021. To help you get the most out of your experience, I’ll add some links to lessons you can take on Scylla University to brush up before the live online classes begin.

As we described in our prior blog post announcing the event, the Scylla University LIVE will be online and instructor-led. It will include two parallel tracks – one for Developers and Scylla Cloud users and one for DevOps and Architects. You can bounce back and forth between tracks or drop in for the sessions that most interest you. However, please be aware that we don’t plan to record the event. So please choose your learning path wisely!

Following the training sessions, we will host Birds of a Feather networking opportunities to meet your fellow database monsters.

Editor’s Note

Scylla University LIVE has come and gone, but you can log in to Scylla University to take all our online self-paced training. It’s free!


Agenda and Suggested Content

Here are details on each of the Scylla University Live sessions, along with suggestions for Scylla University lessons that may help you prepare and get the most out of each session. Whether you are a newcomer to Scylla or have years of experience under your belt, you’ll find a class suitable to your interests.

Time (Pacific Time) Developers & Scylla Cloud Users DevOps & Architects
8:45-09:00am Early Arrival & Agenda
9:00-09:55am Getting Started with Scylla
An introduction to Scylla Architecture, basic concepts, and basic data modeling. Plus some hands-on labs.

Presenter: Guy Shtub

Suggested Content (optional)

Best Practices for Change Data Capture
How Scylla implements CDC as standard CQL tables, and how to consume this data.

Presenter: Calle Wilund

Suggested Content (optional)

09:55-10:00am Break/Passing Period
10:00-10:55am How to Write Better Apps
Advanced data modeling and data types, Scylla shard-aware drivers, materialized views, global and local secondary indexes, and compaction strategies

Presenter: Tzach Livyatan

Suggested Content (optional)

Scylla on Kubernetes: CQL and DynamoDB compatible APIs
Learn to use Scylla Operator for cloud-native deployments, including use of the new helm charts

Presenter: Maciej Zimnoch

Suggested Content (optional)

10:55-11:00am Break/Passing Period
11:00-11:55am Lightweight Transactions in Action
An overview of Scylla’s implementation of LWTs and best practices for using them

Presenter: Kostja Osipov

Suggested Content (optional)

Advanced Monitoring and Admin Best Practices
An overview of Scylla Monitoring Stack and its components

Presenter: Shlomi Livne

Suggested Content (optional)

11:55am-12:00pm Break/Passing Period
12:00pm-1:00pm Birds of a Feather Roundtables

Get Your Certificate!

Participants that complete the LIVE training event will receive a certificate.

UPDATE: Thank You!

Scylla University LIVE was a great success! But if you missed it, don’t worry! You can still take all our free online courses in Scylla University:


Guy Shtub

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.