Scylla Roadmaps

Scylla products have been available for a number of years and is now in production around the world. Scylla Enterprise offers additional set of features, tools, and support compared to Scylla Open Source.

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.

  • All Apache Cassandra Drivers
  • Protocols: CQL, Thrift, JMX
  • Tooling: cqlsh, nodetool, cassandra-stress, and all of Cassandra 2.2 tools
  • SSTable format

Read more about Scylla/Apache Cassandra compatibility.

Scylla 3.0.3 is the latest Scylla Open Source production release.

Scylla Enterprise 2018.1.10 is the latest Scylla Enterprise release

Scylla Manager 1.3.1 is the latest Scylla Manager release

This product 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.

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Scylla Enterprise Roadmap

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.

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.

The latest Scylla Enterprise release, 2018.1 is available for customers and evaluation

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.

Upcoming Scylla Enterprise features:

  • Encryption at rest – 2019.1.x
  • Incremental Compaction Strategy 2019.1.0
  • Per User SLA – 2019.1.0
  • Role Based Access Control – 2019.1.x
  • Secure nodetool connectivity – 2019.1.x
  • LDAP, Kerberos integration – 2019.1.x
  • Capturing table activity with streams (CDC) – 2019.1.x

Next version of Scylla Enterprise, 2019.1, will be based on Scylla Open Source 3.0

 

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Scylla Open Source Roadmap

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.

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 periodically, 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:

  • Scylla Open Source 3.1
    • KairosDB 1.2.1 support
    • Byte granularity repair
    • lower memory footprint (IMR, depend on sstable format 3)
  • Scylla Open Source 3.x
    • Lightweight Transactions (LWT) – Experimental
    • User Defined Function (UDF)
    • Table Cache setting
    • Transient replication
    • Scylla REST API 2.0

We have great plans for 2019 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.

 

Scylla Cloud

Scylla Cloud Roadmap

Create real-time applications that run at global scale with the industry’s most performant NoSQL database, available as a highly affordable cloud service. Scylla Cloud gives you access to fully managed Scylla clusters with automatic backup, repairs, performance optimization, security hardening, 24*7 maintenance and support. All for a fraction of the cost of other DBaaS offerings.

Upcoming Scylla Cloud features:

  • Multi Data Center support
  • CQL encryption
  • Management on the customer’s account
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Multiple users per account

 

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Scylla Manager Roadmap

Scylla Manager is available to Scylla Enterprise customers and a limited version (5 nodes) is available for Scylla Open Source customers. 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.

Upcoming Scylla Manager features:

  • Recurrent backup – Scylla Manager 1.5
  • Cluster Management – Scylla Manager 2.0 (basic), 2.1 (extended)
  • Alerts Manager – Scylla Manager 2.x
  • Log Collection – Scylla Manager 2.x
  • Manager Role-Based Access Control – Scylla Manager 3.x
  • UI console – Scylla Manager 3.x
  • Scylla-as-a-Service – cloud-native managed Scylla service

 

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Scylla Enterprise Roadmap

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.

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.

The latest Scylla Enterprise release, 2018.1 is available for customers and evaluation

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.

Upcoming Scylla Enterprise features:

  • Encryption at rest – 2019.1.x
  • Incremental Compaction Strategy 2019.1.0
  • Per User SLA – 2019.1.0
  • Role Based Access Control – 2019.1.x
  • Secure nodetool connectivity – 2019.1.x
  • LDAP, Kerberos integration – 2019.1.x
  • Capturing table activity with streams (CDC) – 2019.1.x

Next version of Scylla Enterprise, 2019.1, will be based on Scylla Open Source 3.0

 

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Scylla Open Source Roadmap

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.

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 periodically, 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:

  • Scylla Open Source 3.1
    • KairosDB 1.2.1 support
    • Byte granularity repair
    • lower memory footprint (IMR, depend on sstable format 3)
  • Scylla Open Source 3.x
    • Lightweight Transactions (LWT) – Experimental
    • User Defined Function (UDF)
    • Table Cache setting
    • Transient replication
    • Scylla REST API 2.0

We have great plans for 2019 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.

 

Scylla Cloud

Scylla Cloud Roadmap

Create real-time applications that run at global scale with the industry’s most performant NoSQL database, available as a highly affordable cloud service. Scylla Cloud gives you access to fully managed Scylla clusters with automatic backup, repairs, performance optimization, security hardening, 24*7 maintenance and support. All for a fraction of the cost of other DBaaS offerings.

Upcoming Scylla Cloud features:

  • Multi Data Center support
  • CQL encryption
  • Management on the customer’s account
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Multiple users per account

 

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Scylla Manager Roadmap

Scylla Manager is available to Scylla Enterprise customers and a limited version (5 nodes) is available for Scylla Open Source customers. 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.

Upcoming Scylla Manager features:

  • Recurrent backup – Scylla Manager 1.5
  • Cluster Management – Scylla Manager 2.0 (basic), 2.1 (extended)
  • Alerts Manager – Scylla Manager 2.x
  • Log Collection – Scylla Manager 2.x
  • Manager Role-Based Access Control – Scylla Manager 3.x
  • UI console – Scylla Manager 3.x
  • Scylla-as-a-Service – cloud-native managed Scylla service

 

Scylla in the Future

Scylla’s longer-term features are divided the future into three categories:

  1. Core features. These are improvements to deepen the Scylla advantage: New storage format, additional columnar format, hook Seastar userspace TCP stack to Scylla, K/V optimizations, true multi-tenancy to guarantee SLA among tenants, DBaaS, management console, and more.
  2. Vertical enhancements. Spark and Scylla are a combination made in heaven. We will enhance the interface with MapReduce aggregations on the Scylla side and prevent expensive full-table-scans. Spark is one example; Presto, KairosDB, and JanusGraph are additional viable examples. Vertical enhancement isn’t just upwards but also downwards towards the hardware. A userspace filesystem and 3D-xpoint are on the horizon too.
  3. Horizontal growth. When you have an engine such as Seastar and clustering technology derived from Apache Cassandra, why settle for CQL? We’ve shown that Seastar can create blazing-fast httpd. Alibaba uses Seastar to rewrite Redis in a better way (called Parallel Redis – Pedis). There are more big data projects and we hope to get there one day. This is where you can chime in and extend Seastar for your use case.

The material on this page is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality ,and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release and timing of any features or functionality describe for ScyllaDB ‘s products remain at the sole discretion of ScyllaDB.

 

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