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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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Mar5

Tantan Connects with Scylla to Help Singles Find Their Closest Match

Tantan and Scylla

About Tantan Tantan is a locality-based dating app that provides a venue for people to connect and expand their social circles. More than 160 million men and women have used Tantan to chat, form new friendships, and, ideally, find their perfect match. We have more than 10 million daily active users. Our app delivers profiles of people that might be interesting to our users. Those profiles incorporate photos, likes, and interests. After evaluating prospective matches, users can ‘like’ favorites with a swipe. If the swipe is reciprocated, a match is struck. Once matched up, users can interact via texts, voice […]

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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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