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Feb20

ValuStor — a memcached alternative built on Scylla

Derek Ramsey, Software Engineering Manager at Sensaphone, gave an overview of ValuStor at Scylla Summit 2018. Sensaphone is a maker of remote monitoring solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Their products are designed to watch over your physical plant and equipment — such as HVAC systems, oil and gas infrastructure, livestock facilities, greenhouses, food, beverage and medical cold storage. Yet there is a lot of software behind the hardware of IIoT. ValuStor is an example of ostensible “hardware guys” teaching the software guys a thing or two. Overview and Origins of ValuStor Derek began his Scylla Summit talk […]

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Feb13

Scylla Users Share Their Stories

Customer Stories: Comcast, Zenly, Grab

  “It worked out of the box. We didn’t have to tune anything. It was all just easy.” — Derek Ramsey, Sensaphone Our favorite and most important discussions are always with our users. They tell us about their experiences with our database, how they came about using our technology, what they like about it, where we could improve, and much more. These conversations take place any number of ways — on our busy Slack channel, Zoom meetings, emails, phone calls, you name it. Of course, our most customer-centric event is our Scylla Summit user conference. “What Cassandra can do with […]

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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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Jan21

Scylla Summit Video: Grab and Scylla Driving Southeast Asia Forward

Grab and Scylla

Grab is a powerhouse in Southeast Asia. Its mobile app services cover a broad swath of everyday needs, from acting as a mobile wallet, to arranging affordable ridesharing, food and package delivery. Imagine if Apple Pay, Lyft, and Doordash were all bundled in one app. Grab has exploded in use across Southeast Asia, from its origins in Malaysia and Singapore all across Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The audience at last fall’s Scylla Summit had a chance to hear about Grab’s use of Scylla in detail, directly from Grab’s Engineering Lead, Aravind Srinivasan. Aravind first presented the […]

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Sep5

CERN on Real-Time Processing of Big Data with Scylla

CERN real-time process of big data with Scylla graphic

In June, Miguel Martinez Pedreira, Software engineer at CERN on the ALICE project, and Glauber Costa, VP of Field Engineering at ScyllaDB, teamed up to do a computing seminar to discuss real-time processing of big data with ScyllaDB, examining how Scylla helped the ALICE experiment with their AliEn Global File Catalogue use case. CERN uses the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles. The instruments used at CERN are purpose-built particle accelerators and detectors. Accelerators boost beams of particles to high energies before the beams collide with each other or with […]

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Jul3

Case Study: Grab Hails Scylla for Performance and Ease of Use

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Scylla came out on top and is now in production at Grab. In this post, you can learn more about Grab’s journey to Scylla and see what they liked about it.

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Jun1

Numberly Moves from MongoDB to Scylla to Simplify Operations and Reduce Costs

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Numberly is a leading programmatic advertising firm that helps brands collect and activate consumer data across digital channels. The company’s multi-platform, multi-device, multi-format solutions include real-time bidding, targeted display advertising, CRM program and an advanced data management platform. A big part of Numberly’s service offering is helping clients make sense of multiple sources of data to build and improve their relationships with customers and prospects. Alexys Jacob-Monier, Numberly’s Chief Technology Officer, wrote a blog post about evaluating and choosing the right NoSQL data store, in which he explains, “Our line of business is tied to our capacity at mixing and […]

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May18

Ola Cabs on Their First Two Years of Using Scylla in Production

Ola Cab

Ola Cabs shares their two-year journey with Scylla and how it lived up to their expectations. Learn how they graduated from using Scylla for very simple and non-critical use cases to running it for their mission-critical flows.

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May2

Intel’s Memory Group on the Advantages of Scylla

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The Intel Memory Group is behind the revolutionary Optane SSD drive that provides breakthrough performance and is 5-8x faster at Low Queue Depths than traditional SSD’s. Intel began working with ScyllaDB staff last year to build a big memory system at high-volume scale. They chose Scylla because they needed a solution that can fully leverage the hardware to derive the best possible performance.

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Apr17

Voice of Experience: Samsung SDS Chooses Scylla

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Samsung SDS is a global IT services and solutions company with 57 offices spread across 31 countries. They are tasked with implementing highly performant and scalable systems for a number of Samsung businesses. However, they were experiencing a number of issues at the database layer. For example, their relational database couldn’t meet the performance requirements of several business use cases. As a result, they decided to conduct an in-depth technical evaluation of NoSQL databases.

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