ScyllaDB Launches ScyllaDB Cloud Database as a Service

ScyllaDB NoSQL database now available as a fully managed service, setting a new standard for DBaaS performance, scale and cost

PALO ALTO, CALIF. — April 9, 2019 — ScyllaDB today announced the launch of ScyllaDB Cloud, a fully managed version of ScyllaDB Enterprise, the ultrafast, scalable and cost-effective NoSQL database in production at leading companies across industries including mobile, IoT, finance, entertainment, social media, advertising and manufacturing.

ScyllaDB Cloud handles petabytes of data with ease, performing millions of operations per second with predictable low latencies and global high availability. It allows rapid prototyping, deployment and scaling of applications without the overhead of database administration, allowing developers to move high-performance applications quickly into production.

By virtue of its close-to-the-metal design, ScyllaDB’s NoSQL database can efficiently scale up to millions of operations per second on a single 96-vCPU node, and scale out to hundreds of nodes. ScyllaDB Cloud automatically extracts maximum performance from its underlying hardware, generating significant cost savings by requiring fewer servers for a given workload. ScyllaDB Cloud (NoSQL DBaaS) runs the same workloads as Amazon’s DynamoDB and Google Cloud BigTable at roughly one-fifth the price and one-third the latency.

“Database users no longer have to choose between the convenience of cloud services and the ability to keep costs predictable and low,” said Dor Laor, CEO and co-founder of ScyllaDB. “Existing cloud databases are prohibitively expensive, requiring wasteful overprovisioning, and all too often they can’t meet the SLAs of today’s real-time applications. Many are proprietary top to bottom, and lock enterprises into a specific cloud service with no exit path. With our roots in open source, we built ScyllaDB Cloud to fix all that.”

With ScyllaDB Cloud, ScyllaDB now offers options for every type of deployment. Users can run their own ScyllaDB clusters on-premises or in the public cloud, or offload database administration by migrating to the ScyllaDB Cloud managed service. Teams can spin up a developer cluster for pennies an hour or a production-ready cluster of dozens of larger i3 instances across multiple regions and availability zones.

Now available in AWS’s US East, US West, Germany, Ireland, Singapore and Japan regions — with more coming soon — ScyllaDB Cloud will also soon run on Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

“Machines and algorithms are getting really good at ‘seeing’—and making sense of what they see,” said Jason Mills, Engineering Manager at artificial intelligence leader GumGum. “However, computer vision requires complex workloads that run against huge datasets in real-time, making ScyllaDB Cloud the ideal database for our AI-based advertising platform. We’re storing all of our global ad performance data in ScyllaDB Cloud since other cloud database options simply weren’t fast enough to meet our SLAs.”

Benefits of ScyllaDB Cloud include:

  • Scale: With just a few clicks, users can deploy ScyllaDB Cloud on dozens of nodes, thousands of cores and hundreds of terabytes across multiple regions and zones.
  • Price-Performance: Running at high levels of utilization means customers aren’t paying for idle excess capacity, optimizing the cost of database infrastructure across workloads. ScyllaDB Cloud offers a range of servers as well as hourly, monthly or annual pricing options.
  • Predictable Low Latencies: Reliably performs with consistent single-digit millisecond P99 latencies, providing dependable service levels, even at scale. Users need not worry about OPS reservation and can access nodes extensively and frequently.
  • Flexible, Resilient Data Modeling: Imposes minimal limitations on data models, easily handles uniform to Zipfian distributions, virtually eliminates hot partition problems and supports binary large objects.
  • No Vendor Lock-In: ScyllaDB has the open format and protocols you’d expect from an open source vendor. Users can easily migrate to and from ScyllaDB Cloud, including to their own datacenter or other public cloud vendor.
  • Cassandra Compatibility: Seamlessly migrate data and applications from existing deployments of Apache Cassandra and experience instant gains in stability, availability, and performance.

Features of ScyllaDB Cloud include:

  • Security: Single-tenant occupancy along with encrypted backups and key management ensure data security.
  • Expert Operational Support: ScyllaDB Cloud is managed by ScyllaDB engineers. Clusters are monitored 24/7 with automatic backups and scheduled repairs.
  • Hot Fixes: Updates and security fixes are applied automatically and transparently in a way that will not interfere with database performance.
  • Highly Available: Replicates data across availability zones within a region and across multiple regions, so there is no single point of failure. Users can control the amount of redundancy and high availability themselves in order to meet cost/replication needs.
  • Easy to Integrate: Easily hook ScyllaDB Cloud into existing code base, with CQL drivers for Java, Go, Python, C++, C#, PHP, Ruby, Rust and Node.js.

For more information on ScyllaDB Cloud, or to sign up for an account, please visit

About ScyllaDB

ScyllaDB is the monstrously fast and scalable NoSQL database. Fully compatible with Apache Cassandra, ScyllaDB embraces a shared-nothing approach that increases throughput and storage capacity as much as 10X that of Cassandra. Comcast, Ola Cabs, Samsung, AdGear, IBM, Grab, Intel, MediaMath, AppNexus, CERN, AppNexus,, L3 Technologies and many more leading companies have adopted ScyllaDB to realize order-of-magnitude performance improvements and reduce hardware costs. ScyllaDB was founded by the team responsible for the KVM hypervisor and is backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Innovation Endeavors, Wing Venture Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, TLV Partners, Magma Venture Partners, Western Digital Capital and Samsung Ventures. For more information:

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