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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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Jun10

Migrate Parquet Files with the Scylla Migrator

We know you’re also all fans of Apache Parquet for storing columnar data in data lakes. Given Scylla’s incredible resource efficiency and low latency queries and Parquet’s efficient storage format, it is obvious that these two great technologies belong together. So today, we’re happy to announce that Scylla’s Migrator can import your Parquet files directly into Scylla tables!

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May21

Dissecting Scylla packets with Wireshark

Wireshark is a well known utility that offers snooping on all kinds of network protocols. You can use it to dissect Scylla’s internal protocol, including reading and writing rows, exchanging schema information, gossiping and repairs.

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May12

Comparing CQL and the DynamoDB API

After implementing both APIs — CQL and DynamoDB — we, the Scylla developers, are in a unique position to be able to provide an unbiased technical comparison between the two APIs. The goal of this post is to explain some of the more interesting differences between the two APIs, and how these differences affect users and implementers of these APIs.

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Apr23

Extracting Scylla Cloud Metrics using Prometheus Format

Scylla Cloud, our fully managed NoSQL service with its DynamoDB and Cassandra APIs, supports extracting cluster metrics in Prometheus format. Prometheus is the open source monitoring solution from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).

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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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Oct2

Monitoring Scylla with Datadog: A Tale about Datadog – Prometheus integration

A question we keep getting from customers is: “How can I monitor Scylla with Datadog?” And more generally “How do you integrate Datadog and Prometheus?” Find out how to enable this on your Scylla cluster.

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Sep12

Migrating from DynamoDB to Scylla’s DynamoDB-compatible API

This article presents the extensions done to the Scylla Migrator to also support data movement between an existing DynamoDB installation and Scylla.

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Sep11

Scylla Alternator: The Open Source DynamoDB-compatible API

Alternator

About Scylla’s Alternator Project Alternator is an open source project that gives Scylla compatibility with Amazon DynamoDB™. Our goal is that any application written for Amazon DynamoDB could be run, unmodified, against Scylla with Alternator enabled. Originally, Scylla began as a re-implementation of Apache Cassandra, and it has since proven to be a solid database engine with key performance and TCO benefits over Cassandra. However, we always considered Cassandra to be just a starting point. Now a 5-year old project, Scylla is able to scale to hundreds of machines, petabytes of data and many regions and availability zones. Scylla can […]

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May14

Powering a Graph Data System with Scylla + JanusGraph

Powering a Graph Data System with Scylla + JanusGraph

Anyone who’s tried to build such a solution knows that one of the chief difficulties is encompassing the sheer number and complexity of existing data sources. In order to deliver a true solution, we need to be able to bring this disparate data together. A graph data system, built with JanusGraph and backed by the power of Scylla, is a great fit for solving this problem.

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