PALO ALTO, CA (Mar 8, 2017) ScyllaDB announced today that it secured $16 million in Series B funding led by Western Digital Capital, Samsung Ventures, Magma Ventures, and Qualcomm Ventures, with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners. ScyllaDB’s drop-in replacement for Apache Cassandra has completely redefined the performance expectations that both internet and enterprise developers demand from their existing Cassandra deployments. The funding round will be used to accelerate sales and marketing and to expand both open source and enterprise product features.
Several major companies have deployed ScyllaDB in production, including:
“ScyllaDB redefined Apache Cassandra,” says Dor Laor, founder and CEO of ScyllaDB. “We invite the Apache Cassandra community to join us in our mission to be the number one NoSQL database in performance and availability.”
Previously, database users were forced to choose between Apache Cassandra for availability and Redis for performance. ScyllaDB eliminates this compromise by redesigning Apache Cassandra from scratch. By replacing JVM with performance-enhancing C++ and leveraging the very best from Apache Cassandra in high availability, fault tolerance, and protocol, ScyllaDB offers developers a dramatically higher-performing and resource-effective drop-in replacement resulting in:
“Every once in awhile there is a team that decides to tackle an intractable technology problem from a completely new angle,” says Adam Fisher, partner at Bessemer Ventures. “ScyllaDB didn’t take any shortcuts in developing an uncompromising NoSQL database that will upend the high-performance database market and we are proud to be investors.”
Launched in 2015, open source ScyllaDB has quickly gained traction within the Apache Cassandra community. Internet and traditional enterprises alike, including Arista Networks, Eniro, and mParticle use ScyllaDB in production for its consistency, performance, and high availability. The ScyllaDB team consists of the technologists behind Qumranet, the company that developed the KVM hypervisor (acquired by Red Hat in 2008) and open source specialists from 13 countries.
“We see exponential demand for compute and storage,” said Mark Long, President Western Digital Capital, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Financial Officer. “We chose to invest in ScyllaDB because of the company’s unique approach to data center efficiency, storage and networking, and they align well with our strategy to improve how data is generated, managed and consumed.”
ScyllaDB is an open source NoSQL database that enables developers to build mission critical applications at light speed throughput and ultra low latency. Leveraging a low latency and C++ powered drop-in Apache Cassandra replacement, ScyllaDB offers a consistent, high throughput, highly available, and highly scalable NoSQL database, and is trusted by companies such as IBM, AppNexus, Investing.com, mParticle, and many others.