Looking back at the year and a half since our last round of funding, it’s gratifying to recognize the progress we’ve made in the past 18 months. We grew the number of paying customers by 5X! We’ve advanced 80 places on db-engines. We’ve launched an impressive set of new features and capabilities to tackle whole new use cases, as we’ve documented in more than 100 blog posts!
Today, we publicly announced Scylla Cloud, our fully-managed database as a service (DBaaS). Scylla Cloud is available immediately on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Cloud 2 (EC2) instances—including a developer instance that makes prototyping incredibly affordable. It will soon also run on Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure public cloud platforms.
So you’re thinking of running your applications with Scylla? You’ve probably heard it’s a lightning fast, self-optimizing, highly available Apache Cassandra drop-in replacement. Yet you may still have questions like: How do I upgrade from my current system? How many nodes do I need? How do I ensure that my data is consistent across the database? How should applications be written to maximize database performance? How do I scale up or scale out? To make it easier to find answers to these questions and many more, we have launched Scylla University. Anyone in your organization can now take advantage of […]
To quote Bob Dylan, “the times they are a changin’.” Microsoft loves Linux, IBM buys Red Hat, RedisLabs changes their module license to Commons Clause, Mongo invents Server Side Public License (SSPL) and moves from AGPL, AWS open sources Firecracker and releases a Kafka service, and the hot news from Friday, Confluent changes its license for components of the Confluent Platform from Apache 2.0 to the Confluent Community License. A few weeks ago I wrote about MongoDB’s SSPL, which is similar to Confluent’s new license. You could say the Confluent Community License is to the Apache license as MongoDB SSPL […]
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 […]
The acquisition of Red Hat by IBM caught many, including myself, by surprise. It’s not that such an option was never on the table. During the time I was at Red Hat (2008-2012) such ideas were tossed about. Funny to say, but in 2012 Red Hat seemed too expensive a play. Revenues rose sharply since, and so has the price. Before we dive into whether this move will save IBM, let’s first tip our caps for Red Hat, one of the most important technology companies. Red Hat is an innovator of the open source business model. The leader of the […]
It’s never been simple to be an Open Source vendor. With the rise of the cloud and the emergence of software as a service, the open source monetization model continues to encounter risks and challenges. A recent example can be found in MongoDB, the most prevalent NoSQL OSS vendor, which just changed its license from AGPL license to a new, more-restrictive license called SSPL. This article will cover why MongoDB made this change, and the problems and risks of the new model. We’ll show how SSPL broadens the definition of copyleft to an almost impossible extent and argue that MongoDB would […]
ScyllaDB is a diamond sponsor at the upcoming Distributed Data Summit in San Francisco on September 14th. Come see us!
Nominations are now open for the first-annual Scylla User Awards. Nominate your company and we’ll send you a Scylla hoodie!
I’m pleased to announce that we’ve closed another round of funding for ScyllaDB. This latest round, which brings us to a total of $35M in funding, was preemptive. That is, we had an opportunity to secure it well in advance of actually needing it. We’re glad for the opportunity this has given us to work with new investor TLV Partners, to double down on Sales and Marketing, and to accelerate our answer to the growing demand for Scylla as a service. I’d like to take this opportunity to also share some of our recent successes and a glimpse of where […]