Scylla is a drop-in replacement for Apache Cassandra 2.2, with selected features from Apache Cassandra 3.x. In particular, the following interfaces are compatible with Apache Cassandra.
ScyllaDB is an open source company that is committed to open innovation and transparency.
This page is a point-in-time snapshot of our current efforts and plans, however, our plans are always responsive to customer input, market evolution, and development constraints.
Track progress through the open source Scylla project on GitHub including a public project issue tracker. You are welcome to add feature requests and vote for your favorite issue.
This Scylla open source project roadmap is intended to outline general product direction and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The content is for informational purposes only and may change. We have an additional set of features that go beyond Apache Cassandra, for example, Heat-Based-Load-Balancing, CPU scheduler, I/O scheduler and so forth. As we continue to evolve beyond Apache Cassandra we guarantee to keep backward compatibility (Thrift, for example, is here to stay) and future compatibility with future development of Cassandra
We release a Scylla minor version each month, with both bug fixes and new features. Complex features will be flagged as experimental for one release, marking them as completed, but not thoroughly tested yet. The list below includes features visible to the users. At the same time, we put most of our effort into internal optimizations, performance improvements, and workload conditioning.
Scylla is moving fast! Keep an eye on the scylladb-users mailing list for updates.
Selected features plan:
We have great plans for the second half of 2018 and beyond, including an improved disk format, different database enhancements and integration with analytics and search.
Want to hear more about our ideas for Scylla open source and Scylla Enterprise? Please contact us.
Based on the Scylla open source project, Scylla Enterprise includes a Scylla Enterprise license, tested and certified binaries, software updates, hot fixes, technical support, and best practices. Scylla Enterprise Support guarantees that you will have access to the engineers who developed Scylla.
The 2018.1 branch is based on Scylla open source 2.1; and includes backports bug fixes from upstream releases (1.7, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2) as well as enterprise-only bug fixes. Enterprise only features in 2018.1 includes Auditing and support for Power 8 architecture
Scylla Enterprise versioning schema is: year (as major version).minor.patch; for example, Scylla Enterprise 2017.1.2, 2017 is the major version, 1 the minor, 2 the patch.
Next version of Scylla Enterprise, 2019.1, will be based on Scylla Open Source 3.0
Scylla Manager is part of the Scylla Enterprise offering. Scylla Manager is a centralized, highly available, management element for multiple Scylla clusters. Scylla Manager 1.x includes a recurrent repair management, optimized for Scylla.
While the list below includes features visible to the users, we put most of our effort into under the hood optimizations, performance improvements, and autonomous database functionality.
Scylla open source features are migrated to Scylla Enterprise after they’ve undergone additional testing and feedback from customers. However, Scylla Enterprise also includes unique features that are not part of the open source release, with a focus on security, management and cost savings.
Upcoming Security Features:
Upcoming Manager features:
Getting started takes only a few minutes. Scylla has an installer for every major platform and is well documented. If you get stuck, we’re here to help.