Scylla Enterprise 2020.1 includes a rich set of features for streamlined migration from Amazon DynamoDB, lightweight transactions, more efficient querying, reduced storage requirements, lower repair times, and better overall database performance.
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.
Scylla’s unique ICS compaction strategy is an improvement on the default Size Tiered Compaction Strategy (STCS). While it shares the same read and writes amplification factors as STCS, it fixes its doubling of temporary disk usage issues by breaking huge SSTables into smaller chunks, all of which are named an SSTable run. ICS is the default compaction strategy in 2020.1.
Scylla Enterprise 2020.1 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.
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:
Scylla Enterprise 2020.1 incorporates the features first introduced in Scylla Open Source 4.0. We invite you to learn more below.
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.
Get started on the path to Scylla expertise
It’s easy to get started with our NoSQL DBaaS