In Greek mythology Scylla didn’t start out as a monster at all. Only when she reached adulthood was she transformed (by Circe) into the most powerful beast in the sea. With Project Circe, we look to transform our now mature database into an even more powerful entity.
Scylla is already the most powerful NoSQL database. It’s fast, cost-effective, supports two widely adopted protocols (CQL and the DynamoDB API), has indexes, views and many deployment options. It supports tens of millions of users and an impressive number of mission-critical services that we all rely on.
However, we are not satisfied until Scylla is widely considered the best NoSQL database.
Project Circe is a one-year effort to improve NoSQL performance across important aspects of Scylla in order to bring greater consistency, elasticity and ease of use to our NoSQL database. It includes twelve distinct milestones – one per month (or, one for each of Scylla’s powerful tentacles).
There are many more features and improvements we’re excited about. Change Data Capture (CDC) is going GA together with supportive libraries. We’re going to improve observability. We will implement additional protocols, traceability and much more. Look for announcements at our Scylla Summit and updates to this project page.
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