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Jun18

Opera Syncs Tens of Millions of Browsers with Scylla

Opera Case Study Graphic

Since migrating to Scylla our on-call engineers could finally get enough sleep. They’re really happy with this change. We don’t have to watch Scylla 24/7. It just simply works as promised. We can now focus on creating new features for our users instead of repairing Cassandra.

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Jun11

Q&A with Dstillery’s Hang Chan

Q&A with Dstillery's Hang Chan

The support on the slack channel and Google group is top notch… I really appreciate that engineers like Glauber are there when you have issues and always ready to help.  

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May30

Augury Foresees a Bright Future with Scylla

Augury Case Study

Using predictive technology, Augury makes machines more reliable by combining two key shifts in the industry: artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT).

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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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May13

SteelHouse: How Our Real-Time Switchover from Cassandra to Scylla Saved the Day

SteelHouse: How Our Real-Time Switchover from Cassandra to Scylla Saved the Day

Once we set up the first Scylla cluster, we realized that Scylla mostly tunes itself. That seemed like a pretty impressive feat, knowing that the system could be installed, auto-tune, and be ready for a production workload. We were heartened to know that the engineering team at Scylla had put a lot of effort into making sure their product will perform well out of the box.

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Apr23

Veramine Turns to Scylla to Manage Big Data for Enterprise Cybersecurity

Veramine

Veramine CEO Jonathan Ness makes the case for Scylla over other SQL and NoSQL solutions, including PostgreSQL and Casssandra for real-time cybersecurity.

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Apr16

Natura’s Short and Straight Road from Cassandra to Scylla

Natura’s Short and Straight Road from Cassandra to Scylla

Natura, the parent company of The Body Shop and Aesop, is a global leader in beauty products. Learn how they use Scylla to engage their global audience.

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Apr3

Helpshift Shares Its Scylla Success Story

Today’s blog post was written by Mourjo Sen, Software Developer at Helpshift. In this post, we look at Helpshift’s journey of moving to a sharded model of data. We will look at the challenges we faced on the way and how Scylla emerged as our choice of database for the scale that Helpshift 2.0 is aiming to serve.

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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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