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Posts by Peter Corless

Jun30

Ask Me Anything with Avi Kivity

  Recently we hosted the first of our new series of AMA sessions with ScyllaDB CTO Avi Kivity. Join our Meetup to be notified of the next AMA. Here’s how our first AMA went: Q: Would you implement Scylla in Go, Rust or Javascript if you could? Avi: Good question. I wouldn’t implement Scylla in Javascript. It’s not really a high-performance language, but I will note that Node.js and Seastar share many characteristics. Both are using a reactor pattern and designed for high concurrency. Of course the performance is going to be very different between the two, but writing code […]

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Jun11

Opera: Syncing Tens of Millions of Browsers with Scylla

Opera Sync runs on Google Cloud Platform, using Scylla as a backend source of truth data store on 26 nodes across two data centers; one in the U.S. and one in the Netherlands. Opera maintains a data model in Scylla for what information needs to be shared across browsers.

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May28

SAS Institute: Changing All Four Tires While Driving an AdTech Engine at Full Speed

At our last Scylla Summit David Blythe took the trip from North Carolina to San Francisco to explain how they were able to migrate away from DataStax to Scylla for their SAS 360 Match platform. He called this transition “changing all four tires while driving an adtech engine at full speed.”

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May19

Persosa Connects TV with Real-time Digital Experiences Using Scylla Cloud

“Our experience with Scylla Cloud has been great. We’ve been meeting and actually exceeding our expectations on our request latency.”

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May14

Zeotap: A Graph of Twenty Billion IDs Built on Scylla and JanusGraph

Zeotap’s Vice President of Engineering, Sathish K S, and Principal Data Engineer Saurabh Verma share how they built the “world’s largest native JanusGraph database backed by Scylla” to meet the needs of tracking and correlating 20 billion IDs for users and their devices.

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Apr29

ReversingLabs: Serving File Reputation for Twenty Billion Files

At Scylla Summit 2019, ReversingLabs’ software architect Goran Cvijanovic explained how they integrated Scylla into their Titanium platform to provide file reputation. In his talk, he focused on long-tail latencies, and how he could also optimize Scylla’s compression to get the most out of his infrastructure’s storage.

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Apr16

iFood Relies on Scylla to Deliver Over 100 Million Events a Month to Restaurants

iFood’s Thales Biancala shared how his team used Scylla to scale their system to meet that expanding demand. He explained how each order represents around five events in their database, producing well over 100,000,000 events on a monthly basis.

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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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