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 […]
Organizations are continuing to adopt Solid State Drives (SSD) in their data centers for optimal performance and lower latencies. With that in mind, it only makes sense to use them with a database solution like Scylla to get the most bang for your buck. One of the popular SSD’s that organizations are adopting now in their data centers is the Samsung Z-SSD drive. In this post, we will go over the Z-SSD and see how Scylla users can benefit from the drives.
Interested in contributing code to a framework that provides Scylla and other programs with high-throughput I/O and networking? The Scylla team is pleased to announce that the Seastar framework has been accepted as a Google Summer of Code organization. Google Summer of Code with the Seastar project provides students with the opportunity to spend their summer break contributing to an awesome open source project, work under the mentorship of dedicated, brilliant engineers, and in addition receiving a stipend when the project milestones are met.
Scylla Manager Scylla Manager adds centralized cluster administration and recurrent tasks automation to Scylla Enterprise. Scylla Manager 1.0 includes automation of periodic repair, with future releases providing more capabilities, such as rolling upgrades, recurrent backup, and more. With time, Scylla Manager will become the focal point of Scylla Enterprise cluster management, including a GUI frontend. Scylla Manager is available for all Scylla Enterprise customers, or for a 30-day trial.