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Scylla University LIVE — Fall Semester 2021

Scylla University LIVE is your chance to take FREE half-day of online instructor-led courses to increase your understanding of NoSQL and distributed databases and applications. Our upcoming November Scylla University LIVE event is right around the corner. We will hold two different sessions aimed at different global audiences:

  • AMERICAS – Tuesday, Nov 9th – 9AM-1PM PT | 12PM-4PM ET | 1PM-5PM BRT
  • EMEA and APAC – Wednesday, Nov 10th – 8:00-12:00 UTC | 9AM-1PM CET | 1:30PM-5:30PM IST


All of our different sessions are led by top ScyllaDB engineers and architects, aimed at different levels of expertise and tasks. From essentials to setting up and configuring Scylla to more advanced topics such as Change Data Capture, Scylla and Kubernetes, and using the DynamoDB API.

As a reminder, the Scylla University LIVE is a FREE, half-day, instructor-led training event, with training sessions. It will include two parallel tracks, one aimed at beginners, covering the basics and how to get started with Scylla and one for more experienced users, covering advanced topics and new features. The sessions in the tracks start concurrently so that you can jump back and forth between sessions.

Following the sessions, we will host a roundtable discussion where you’ll have the opportunity to talk with Scylla experts and network with other users.

We’ll host the live sessions in two different time zones to better support our global community of users. Our Nov 9th training is scheduled for a time convenient in North and South America, while Nov 10th will be the same sessions scheduled for attendees in Europe and Asia.

Detailed Agenda and How to Prepare

Here are the different event sessions and the recommended material you can use to prepare.

Essentials Track Advanced Track
Scylla Architecture

Covering an Intro to Scylla, Basic concepts, Scylla Architecture, and a Hands-on Demo.

Suggested learning material:

Scylla and Kubernetes

This session will cover Scylla Operator, Scylla Deployment, Alternator Deployment, Maintenance, Hands-on Demo, Recent Updates. Hands-on demo goes over:

  • Local disk setup on EKS
  • Scylla Operator deployment
  • Scylla Monitoring deployment
  • Performance tuning
  • Scylla deployment
  • Benchmark

Suggested learning material:

Scylla Basics

Basic Data Modeling, Definitions, Basic Data Types, Primary Key Selection, Clustering key, Scylla Drivers, Compaction Overview and Compaction Strategies

Suggested learning material:

CDC and Kafka

What is CDC, Consuming Data, Under the hood, Hands-on example

Suggested learning material:

Advanced Data Modeling

This talk covers TTL, Counters, Materialized Views, Secondary Indexes, Lightweight transactions, When to use each?

Suggested learning material:

Scylla Alternator and the DynamoDB API

Intro, When to Use, Under the hood, Differences with DynamoDB, Hands-on Example

Suggested learning material:

Swag and Certification

Participants that complete the training will have access to more free, online, self-paced learning material such as our hands-on labs on Scylla University.

Additionally, those that complete the training will be able to get a certification and some cool swag!


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.