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Posts by Peter Corless

Mar26

Avi Kivity at Core C++ 2019

A look back at last year’s Core C++ event hosted at the Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo, where our CTO Avi Kivity presented. As an added bonus, we’d like to share the presentations of community contributors who attended Seastar Summit 2019.

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Mar12

Augury: Insights into Industrial IoT Time-Series Data

Augury wanted a solution that their small but growing team would be able to set up and manage easily. They wanted something that would be easy to scale up, especially if it needed to hit certain marks on performance. They chose to go with Scylla.

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Mar3

Tubi: Scaling Up Machine Experimentation with Scylla and Scala

Alexandros Bantis, Senior Backend Engineer at Tubi, spoke at Scylla Summit 2019 in San Francisco, providing insights into the personalization service infrastructure required to support Tubi’s 15,000 titles and tens of millions of users. “I think Scala is awesome. I think Scylla is awesome. And when you put them together, you get awesome squared.”

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Feb18

Introducing the Kafka Scylla Connector

We are now introducing a new shard-aware Kafka sink connector for Scylla. This will allow you to use Apache Kafka and the Confluent platform to their fullest advantages.

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Feb4

FireEye: Providing Real-Time Threat Analysis using a Graph Database

FireEye is a NASDAQ-traded cybersecurity firm that offers a broad portfolio ranging from a robust enterprise threat intelligence platform, hardware appliances to managed defenses and security consulting. Its customers span the gamut from global telecommunications giants to healthcare providers, universities to research facilities, financial institutions to school systems, municipalities, states, and government ministries. In such an environment, where being wrong only once can lead to damaging and even dangerous breaches, security analytics must keep up with the velocity and volume of the threats faced at Internet scale. At Scylla Summit 2019, Rahul Gaikwad and Krishna Palati of the FireEye Threat […]

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Jan23

Fanatics: Using Scylla for Online Order Capture

The remedy to these pain points was Scylla. “Just moving one use case [cart mutations] to Scylla this year we got a huge benefit out of it.” They cut the cluster size from 55 Cassandra nodes to 12 nodes of Scylla, dramatically reducing their EC2 bill.

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Jan15

Comcast: Sprinting from Cassandra to Scylla

Comcast’s Philip Zimich said on the stage at Scylla Summit 2019 that the Xfinity X1 platform saw such dramatically improved performance with Scylla over Apache Cassandra, especially on long-tail latency, they were also going to rip out the caching layer for its UI. The performance Scylla provides is “a massive, massive gain compared to where we are today.

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Jan9

ScyllaDB’s Top Blogs for 2019

As we look back at 2019, it was a year of growth and progress at ScyllaDB. What was most popular in our blog reflects the strongest interests of our community. So let’s look at the top ten blogs of 2019.

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Dec23

Why MistAway Turned to Scylla Cloud for Its IoT Systems

“Couple clicks. Couple minutes. You can spin up a cluster where you want it, how you want it.” Scylla also provided step-by-step documentation of the migration process. “We had zero downtime. And for that, I think Scylla’s number one.”

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Dec18

How SkyElectric Uses Scylla to Power Its Smart Energy Platform

SkyElectric’s mission is “to provide sustainable energy to all” by revolutionizing how power is delivered for the world — “the great energy challenge of the 21st Century.” We at ScyllaDB were honored to have Jehannaz Khan, Director of Engineering of SkyElectric, and Meraj Rasool, SkyElectric DevOps Lead, speak at Scylla Summit 2019 about their use case.

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