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May22

Yahoo! Japan: Using Scylla and Cassandra at Scale

Yahoo Japan! Using Scylla and Cassandra at Scale

At Scylla Summit 2018, Yahoo! Japan’s engineers Takahiro Iwase and Murukesh Mohanan took to the stage to describe their reasoning for testing Scylla, a challenger, against Apache Cassandra, their in-house long-time NoSQL favorite. With Cassandra, as Takahiro said, “We have problems. Lots of problems.”

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May1

Scylla Summit 2019 Call for Speakers

Scylla Summit 2019 Call for Speakers

Scylla Summit 2019 is coming to San Francisco this November 5-6, 2019. Everyone has a story about their journey to find the best database solution for their specific use case. What’s yours?

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Mar20

Discord, on the Joy of Opinionated Systems

Discord and Scylla

Mark Smith, Director of Engineering at Discord, manages the infrastructure team for the company that powers community across the gaming industry. Last May, when the company turned three years old, Discord boasted a user base of 130 million registered users. That compared to 45 million the year before, marking a three-fold increase in users in a single year. By the time of this writing, in March 2019, the provider of free voice and text chat focused on Internet gaming had grown its user base to over 250 million users worldwide, and thus is well on its way towards doubling in […]

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Mar14

From SAP to Scylla: Tracking the Fleet at GPS Insight

From SAP to Scylla: Tracking the Fleet at GPS Insight

“Scylla is the ideal database for IoT in the industry right now. Especially without the garbage collection that Cassandra has. Small footprint. It just does what you need it to do.” — Doug Stuns, GPS Insight Doug Stuns began his presentation at Scylla Summit 2018 by laying out his company’s goals. Founded in 2004, GPS Insight now tracks more than 140,000 vehicles and assets. The company collects a wide variety of data for every one of those vehicles. Battery levels, odometer readings, hard stops, acceleration, vehicle performance, emissions, and GPS data to determine route efficiency. By the time Doug was […]

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Feb1

Meshify and Scylla: an Industrial-Strength IoT Solution

Sam Kenkel, Meshify

This is a story about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). But one that began long before the Internet was invented. It was early afternoon on March 2nd, 1854, when a careless accident led to the the explosion of the main boiler at the Fales & Gray Car Factory in Hartford, Connecticut. Nineteen of the factory’s workers died immediately, and twenty-three others were injured. Destruction left in the aftermath of the Fales & Gray Car Works boiler explosion in Hartford, Connecticut, 1854. This disaster led to the foundation of the Hartford Hospital and formation of the Hartford Steam Boiler Company […]

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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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Nov20

See you at AWS re:Invent 2018!

See you at AWS re:Invent 2018!

Are you planning to attend AWS re:Invent 2018? We’d love to see you! Stop by booth #1910 in the Expo Hall at the Venetian to talk with our solution engineers, learn about Scylla, play our fun iPad game and pick up some cool Sea Monster swag. Our solutions engineers will be on hand for live demos. See for yourself how Scylla uses as little as three i3.metal instances to do millions of transactions per second at single-digit millisecond p99 latencies. We will also demo Scylla Manager, a smart way to control and manage a Scylla cluster and maintain a high […]

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Nov15

Honoring Our Users at the Scylla Summit

There’s nothing we enjoy more than seeing the creative and impressive things our users are doing with Scylla. With that in mind, we presented our Scylla User Awards at last week’s Scylla Summit, where we brought the winners up on stage for a big round of applause and bestowed them with commemorative trophies. I’m glad to share the winners here, along with a few notes on their use of Scylla. Most Interesting Technical Use Case: Nauto Nauto makes our roads safer. The company’s devices are deployed to fleet vehicles to monitor driver performance and help reduce risky behaviors. Nauto uses […]

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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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