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Scylla Enterprise 2020

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Scylla Enterprise 2020

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Our latest enterprise release, Scylla Enterprise 2020.1 includes a rich set of features for streamlined migration from Amazon DynamoDB, transactions, more efficient querying, reduced storage requirements, lower repair times, and better overall database performance.

Now in Scylla Enterprise 2020

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Alternator, Our DynamoDB-Compatible API

Amazon DynamoDB users can now switch to Scylla without changing a single line of application code. Scylla significantly reduces the total cost of ownership, delivers lower and more consistent latencies and expands the limitations DynamoDB places on object size, partition size, etc. You can run Scylla on-premises, on your preferred cloud platforms or on Scylla’s fully managed database as a service, Scylla Cloud. You are free to access their data as you like, without pay-per-operation fees, and with more deployment options, including Docker and Kubernetes.

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Lightweight Transactions

Scylla’s implementation of the Paxos consensus algorithm for Lightweight Transactions (LWT) is far more efficient than Apache Cassandra and other Cassandra-compatible offerings, allowing you better performance for compare-and-set conditional update operations.

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CQL Enhancements

We’ve also introduced enhancements for the Cassandra Query Language (CQL), to provide more granular and efficient results, from adding new clauses such as GROUP BY and BYPASS CACHE, to enhancements in ALLOW FILTERING (such as multi-column and CONTAINS restrictions), to a LIKE operator to enable searching for patterns in user data.

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Change Data Capture (CDC)

CDC allows users to track changes in their data, recording both the original data values and the new values to records. With CDC, Scylla streams changes to a standard CQL table that can be indexed or filtered to find critical changes to data. The new API offers functionality that’s superior to both Cassandra and DynamoDB. (Production ready in Scylla Enterprise 2020.2)

Built on the Foundations of Scylla Enterprise 2019

After 5,568 commits originating from five open source releases, Scylla Enterprise 2020 has many additional additional features and enhancements since Scylla Enterprise 2019, including:

  • Incremental Compaction Strategy to get the most out of your infrastructure
  • Local (in addition to global) secondary indexes provide you data flexibility
  • IPv6 support to expanded network address space
  • Encryption at Rest, including local, replicated and KMIP providers
  • Large Cell/ Collection Detector to proactively find problematic anomalies in your database
  • Nodetool TopPartitions to identify hot partitions
  • MC SSTable format for more efficient storage
  • Row-level repair provides a fast, granular anti-entropy mechanism
  • Support for AWS i3en “meganode” servers with up to 60TB/node
  • Improved CQL server admission control
  • Relocatable packages for easy, foolproof installation
  • New deployment options for Debian 10, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, CentOS 8

Resources

Scylla Enterprise 2020.1 incorporates the features first introduced in Scylla Open Source 4.0. We invite you to learn more below.

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

Scylla Enterprise 2020.1 builds on all of the foundational features of our 2019.1 release.

Learn how to configure Scylla to act as a drop-in replacement for Amazon DynamoDB.

Find out how Scylla’s Lightweight Transactions (LWT) are far more efficient than Apache Cassandra, and how you can use conditional updates to perform compare-and-set (CAS) operations.

Let’s do this

Getting started takes only a few minutes. Scylla has an installer for every major platform. If you get stuck, we’re here to help.