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Posts by Peter Corless

Jan17

Introducing Scylla Open Source 3.0

Scylla Open Source Release 3.0

Scylla is an open source NoSQL database that offers the horizontal scale-out and fault-tolerance of Apache Cassandra, but delivers 10X the throughput and consistent, low single-digit latencies. Implemented from scratch in C++, Scylla’s close-to-the-hardware design significantly reduces the number of database nodes you require and self-optimizes to dynamic workloads and various hardware combinations. With the release of Scylla Open Source 3.0, we’ve introduced a rich set of new features for more efficient querying, reduced storage requirements, lower repair times, and better overall database performance. Already the industry’s most performant NoSQL database, Scylla now includes production-ready features that surpass the capabilities […]

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Jan8

Scylla Summit 2018 Tech Talks Now Online

Dor Laor at Scylla Summit 2018

There was so much happening at our Scylla Summit 2018 late last fall. We held more than three dozen sessions, including multiple keynotes and concurrent breakout tracks. Our Tech Talks page has been updated with the videos and slides from Scylla Summit 2018. Now you can see what you missed — whether or not you were able to attend our user conference. In the weeks ahead we’ll showcase some of the best talks from our conference, but there’s no need to wait. You can browse the whole catalog of talks from Scylla Summit 2018 today! You can see the YouTube […]

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Dec21

Scylla Summit 2018 Keynote: Four Years of Scylla

Dor Laor at Scylla Summit 2018

Now that the dust has settled from our Scylla Summit 2018 user conference, we’re glad for the chance to share the content with those who couldn’t make the trip to the Bay Area. We’ll start with the keynote from our CEO and Co-founder, Dor Laor, who kicked off the event with his talk about the past, present and future of Scylla. Watch the video in full: Browse the slides:  See our related Tech Talks page Dor began with an overview of the trends in the industry and first and foremost, digital transformation. Sticking to the down-to-earth, practical culture at ScyllaDB, Dor covered real life […]

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Nov8

Overheard at Scylla Summit 2018

Dor Laor addresses Scylla Summit 2018

Scylla Summit 2018 was quite an event! Your intrepid reporter tried to keep up with the goings-on, live-tweeting the event from opening to close. If you missed my Tweetstream, you can pick it up here: And here we go! "Four years ago, Dor and Avi had an idea for a better database."#ScyllaSummit pic.twitter.com/lCM08NVDJd — Peter Corless 🌎☮ (@PeterCorless) November 6, 2018 It’s impossible to pack two days and dozens of speakers into a few thousand words, so I’m going to give just the highlights and will embed the SlideShare links for a selected few talks. However, free to check out […]

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Oct31

Scylla Summit Preview: Adventures in AdTech: Processing 50 Billion User Profiles in Real Time with Scylla

Scylla Summit Preview: Adventures in AdTech: Processing 50 Billion User Profiles in Real Time with Scylla

In the run-up to Scylla Summit 2018, we’re featuring our speakers and providing sneak peeks at their presentations. This interview in our ongoing series is with Ľuboš Koščo and Michal Šenkýř, both senior software engineers in the Streaming Infrastructure Team at Sizmek, the largest independent Demand-Side Platform (DSP) for ad tech. Their session is entitled Adventures in AdTech: Processing 50 Billion User Profiles in Real Time with Scylla. Thank you for taking the time to speak with me. I’d like to ask you each to describe your journey as technical professionals. How did you each get involved with ad tech […]

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Oct26

Scylla Summit Preview: Scylla and KairosDB in Smart Vehicle Diagnostics

Scylla Summit Preview: Scylla and KairosDB in Smart Vehicle Diagnostics

In the run-up to Scylla Summit 2018, we’ll be featuring our speakers and providing sneak peeks at their presentations. This interview in our ongoing series is with two speakers holding a joint session: Scylla and KairosDB in Smart Vehicle Diagnostics. The first part of the talk will feature Brian Hawkins speaking on the time-series database (TSDB) KairosDB, which runs atop Scylla or Cassandra. He’ll then turn the session over to Bin Wang of Faraday Future (FF), who will discuss his company’s use case in automotive real-time data collection. Brian, Bin, thank you for taking the time to speak with me. […]

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Oct17

Scylla Summit Preview: Scylla: Protecting Children Through Technology

In the run-up to Scylla Summit 2018, we’ll be featuring our speakers and providing sneak peeks at their presentations. This interview in our ongoing series is with Jose Garcia-Fernandez, Senior Vice President of Technology at Child Rescue Coalition, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. His session is entitled Scylla: Protecting Children through Technology. Jose, it is our privilege to have you at Scylla Summit this year. Before we get into the work of the Child Rescue Coalition, I’d like to know how you got on this path. What is your background, and how did you end up working on this project? I have been […]

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Oct15

Scylla Summit Preview: Grab and Scylla – Driving Southeast Asia Forward

Scylla Summit Preview: Grab and Scylla - Driving Southeast Asia Forward

In the run-up to Scylla Summit 2018, we’ll be featuring our speakers and providing sneak peaks at their presentations. This interview in our ongoing series is with Aravind Srinivasan, Staff Software Engineer of Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading on-demand and same-day logistics company. His presentation at Scylla Summit will be on Grab and Scylla: Driving Southeast Asia Forward. Aravind, before we get into the details of your talk, we’d like to get to know you a little better. Outside of technology, what do you enjoy doing? What are your interests and hobbies? I love hiking and biking. But now my (and […]

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Oct12

Scylla Summit Preview: Rebuilding the Ceph Distributed Storage Solution with Seastar

Scylla Summit Preview: Rebuilding the Ceph Distributed Storage Solution with Seastar

In the run-up to Scylla Summit 2018, we’ll be featuring our speakers and providing sneak peeks at their presentations. This interview in our ongoing series is with Kefu Chai, Software Engineer at Red Hat. Before Red Hat Kefu has worked at Morgan Stanley, VMWare, and EMC. His presentation at Scylla Summit will be on Rebuilding the Ceph Distributed Storage Solution with Seastar. We’d like to get to know you a little better, Kefu. Outside of technology, what do you enjoy doing? What are your interests and hobbies? I try to teach myself French in my spare time. And I read […]

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Oct10

Scylla Summit Preview: Scalable Stream Processing with KSQL, Kafka and Scylla

Scylla Summit Preview: Scalable Stream Processing with KSQL, Kafka and Scylla

In the run-up to Scylla Summit 2018, we’ll be featuring our speakers and providing sneak peeks at their presentations. This interview in our ongoing series is with Hojjat Jafarpour of Confluent. His presentation at Scylla Summit is entitled Scalable Stream Processing with KSQL, Kafka and Scylla. Hojjat, before we get into your talk, tell us a little about yourself. What do you like to do for fun? I’m a Software Engineer at Confluent and the creator of KSQL, the Streaming SQL engine for Apache Kafka. In addition to challenging problems in scalable data management, I like traveling and outdoors. We are so […]

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