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Posts by Peter Corless

Aug20

Best Practices for Data Modeling

In our latest Summer Tech Talks series webinar ScyllaDB Field Engineer Juliana Oliveira guided virtual attendees through a series of best practices on data modeling for Scylla.

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Aug8

Apache Spark at Scylla Summit, Part 2: Tips for Building Resilient Pipelines

Holden Karau is an open source developer advocate at Google. In her talk, Holden provided an overview of Spark, how it can fail and, based on those different failures, she outlined a number of strategies for how pipelines can be recovered.

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Aug7

Apache Spark at Scylla Summit, Part 1: Best Practices

With continued and growing interest in Apache Spark, we had two speakers present at Scylla Summit 2018 on the topic. This is the first of a two-part article, covering the talk by ScyllaDB’s Eyal Gutkind. The second part covers the talk by Google’s Holden Karau. With business demanding more actionable insight and ROI out of their big data, it is no surprise that analytics are a common workload on Scylla. Nor is it a surprise that Spark is a perennial favorite on the Scylla Summit agenda, and our annual gathering last year proved to be no exception. The focus was […]

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Jul30

Kiwi.com Takes Flight on Scylla

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Kiwi.com is an online flight booking platform that builds customized travel itineraries by assembling flight combinations from multiple airlines. Using this approach Kiwi.com saves travellers money on airline tickets by generating itineraries that mix-and match global airlines with local carriers, finding the best price for the trip as a whole.

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Jul25

OpenNMS Newts: A Time-Series Database for Network Monitoring, Built on Scylla

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The CTO of OpenNMS, Jesse White, joined us at our Scylla Summit last year to talk about the OpenNMS platform and specifically Newts, a time-series database embedded within the platform that relies on Scylla as a high-performance, scalable storage engine.

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Jul16

SkyElectric Uses Scylla’s NoSQL Database to Scale Its Smart Energy Platform

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In 2017, SkyElectric was running legacy Java software against MySQL. As is common with IoT use cases, SkyElectric’s data size was growing rapidly. MySQL was unable to keep up; queries routinely took up to five minutes to return results.

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Jul2

DBA Appreciation Day

DBA Appreciation Day 2019

I think that the best way to show the appreciation of a DBA/DRE is to balance the chain of trust. Also a clear recognition, when everybody gets praised, it is absolutely vital to make the DBA/DRE appreciated and to raise the awareness within the organization that things do not run smoothly because of magic.

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Jun18

Opera Syncs Tens of Millions of Browsers with Scylla

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Since migrating to Scylla our on-call engineers could finally get enough sleep. They’re really happy with this change. We don’t have to watch Scylla 24/7. It just simply works as promised. We can now focus on creating new features for our users instead of repairing Cassandra.

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Jun13

What’s Hot in Scylla Docs?

What's Hot in Docs?

For a highly technical product like Scylla, the success or failure of its adoption rests heavily in knowledge transfer to the community. Documentation is fundamental to that. To find out what’s new and what’s hot in Scylla documentation, I went to the source and had this exchange with Laura Novich, Senior Technical Writer for ScyllaDB.

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Jun11

Q&A with Dstillery’s Hang Chan

Q&A with Dstillery's Hang Chan

The support on the slack channel and Google group is top notch… I really appreciate that engineers like Glauber are there when you have issues and always ready to help.  

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