ScyllaDB Enterprise 2019.1

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Our latest enterprise release, ScyllaDB Enterprise 2019.1.10 includes a rich set of features for more efficient querying, reduced storage requirements, lower repair times, and better overall database performance. Already the industry’s most performant NoSQL database, ScyllaDB Enterprise now includes production-ready features beyond the capabilities of Apache Cassandra.

Now in ScyllaDB Enterprise 2019.1.10

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Materialized Views

Creates a persistent table that is a subset of a base table, using different keys and thus accelerating the search. The view and the base consistencies are managed by ScyllaDB automatically. Materialized Views are now fully production ready in ScyllaDB Enterprise 2019.1, while still experimental in Apache Cassandra.

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Global Secondary Indexes (GSI)

Allows you to query data through non-primary key columns, minimizing the amount of data retrieved from the database and resulting in faster interactions. GSI is compatible with Apache Cassandra; however, with ScyllaDB the index is cluster-global and search does not depend on the size of the cluster.

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Workload Prioritization

ScyllaDB Enterprise will enable its users to safely balance real-time workloads within a single database cluster. For example, Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) and Online Analytical Processing (OLAP), which have very different data access patterns and characteristics, can be run concurrently on the same cluster.

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Incremental Compaction Strategy (ICS)

Users of Size Tiered Compaction Strategy (STCS) have been accustomed to reserving half their total disk to allow for compactions of data. However, with ScyllaDB’s innovative new Incremental Compaction Strategy you can raise disk utilization to 80%, allowing you to store far more data on your existing cluster, or to shrink your deployment and save more than a third of your storage costs.

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Allow Filtering

Get more query flexibility by appending queries with ALLOW FILTERING to bypass some Cassandra query restrictions. Designed for low-selectivity queries, the ALLOW FILTERING command can be executed on regular and primary key columns, reducing the network traffic back to the client and resulting in better application performance.

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SSTable 3.0 Compatibility

Now compatible with the latest Apache Cassandra file format (SSTable “mc”), which results in less disk space used and improved performance. The storage volume is reduced by as much as 3X.

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Hinted Handoff

Automatically recover intermediate failures by storing up to 3 hours of untransmitted data between nodes. This improves consistency and reduces the repair time and amount of work, resulting in higher overall performance for large clusters.

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Multi-Partition Scan Improvement

Increases system responsiveness and efficiency by improving locality and caching of range scans. This feature increases the throughput of range scans by 30%, reduces the amount of data read from the disk by 40% and lowers disk operations by as much as 75%.

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Encryption At Rest

You can now encrypt on-disk ScyllaDB data, including:

  • SSTables
  • Commit logs
  • Batch and hints logs

Encryption can be done in a table, keyspace granularity. Encryption keys can be stored locally, in a ScyllaDB table or using a KMIP provider.

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Role Based Access Control (RBAC)

Increase the security of the ScyllaDB Enterprise database by implementing RBAC. RBAC is a method of restricting database access based on the roles of individual users within an organization.

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Streaming Improvements

Boost the speed of auto-scaling the cluster as well as replacing faulty nodes. These improvements result in higher performance for the overall system when there is a change in the cluster topology.

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You can now configure ScyllaDB to use IPv6 addresses in client-to-node and node-to-node communications. IPv6 allows supporting greater address ranges, and is more efficient in packet handling and routing than IPv4.


ScyllaDB Enterprise 2019.1 incorporates the features first introduced in ScyllaDB Open Source 3.0. We invite you to learn more below.

Get more details on the latest release of our highly performant ScyllaDB Enterprise database.

CEO and Co-Founder Dor Laor and VP of Field Engineering Glauber Costa cover our new features in this recorded webinar with Q&A.

CTO & Co-Founder Avi Kivity on his ScyllaDB Enterprise 2019.1 features and vision for the future.

Take a deep dive into Materialized Views, Secondary Indexes and Allow Filtering in this engineering talk from our ScyllaDB Summit.

Read the release notes on the latest ScyllaDB Enterprise version of our NoSQL database.