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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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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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Jun27

ScyllaDB Internal Developer Summit

Earlier this month, we gathered all our developers from around the world in Herzliya, Israel, beside the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. We spent an entire week sharing our latest work with our peers, learning from each other in intensive sessions, and bonding together by forming into teams for a series of fun activities. The days were intensive but very interesting and meaningful to all.

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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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