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Upcoming Webinars

Scylla Virtual Workshop

February 17, 2022 | Live Online | ScyllaDB

Join us for an overview of NoSQL best practices and get a look into the scale-out vs scale up models and the Scylla philosophy for accelerated success. In this session, we will show you how large enterprises get their fast wins when using Scylla. We will cover architectural concepts, installation best practices, data model anti-patterns, use case examples, scale-out vs. scale up approaches and management and monitoring tools.

Virtual Workshop: Build Low-Latency Applications in Rust on ScyllaDB

March 3, 2022 | Online | ScyllaDB

Join us for a developer workshop where we’ll go hands-on to explore the affinities between Rust, the Tokio framework, and ScyllaDB. You’ll go live with our sample Rust application, built on our new, high performance native Rust client driver. By compiling and walking through the code, you’ll learn specifically how to craft queries to a locally running ScyllaDB cluster. In the process, you’ll discover the features and best practices that enable your Rust applications to squeeze maximum performance out of ScyllaDB's shard-per-core architecture.

On-Demand Webinars

On Demand Webinar: Cassandra vs. ScyllaDB: Evolutionary Differences

Apache Cassandra and ScyllaDB are distributed databases capable of processing massive globally-distributed workloads. Both use the same CQL data query language.

Join this webinar for a side-by-side comparison and learn:

  • How are they architecturally similar and how are they different?
  • What's the difference between them in performance and features?
  • How do their software lifecycles and release cadences contrast?

On-Demand Webinar: Demystifying the Distributed Database Landscape

This talk will cover different database and database-adjacent technologies as well as describe their appropriate use cases, patterns and antipatterns with a focus on:

  • Distributed SQL, NewSQL and NoSQL
  • In-memory datastores and caches
  • Streaming technologies with persistent data storage

On-Demand Webinar: Critical Attributes for a High-Performance, Low-Latency Database

Watch this webinar to learn about the critical elements for a high-performance, low-latency NoSQL database. ScyllaDB’s engineers will discuss how they addressed core database performance challenges, including the pros and cons of each, and provide a detailed explanation of the architectural principles they applied to achieve their performance objectives.

On-Demand Webinar: Comparing Apache Cassandra 4.0, 3.0, and ScyllaDB

How does Cassandra 4.0’s performance compare to Cassandra 3.11’s? What’s been fixed in 4.0 and what remains unchanged? Should you upgrade or consider other options? We’ll answer these questions and more, based on our extensive benchmarks comparing Cassandra 4.0 against Cassandra 3.11.

On-Demand Webinar: Real-World Resiliency: Surviving Datacenter Disaster

When a cloud provider’s datacenter fire took down 3.6M websites, one service kept running without a hitch. Discover the secrets to survival from popular European travel site Kiwi.com.

On-Demand Webinar: Wide Column Store NoSQL vs SQL Data Modeling

NoSQL schemas are designed with very different goals in mind than SQL schemas. Where SQL normalizes data, NoSQL denormalizes. Where SQL joins ad-hoc, NoSQL pre-joins. And where SQL tries to push performance to the runtime, NoSQL bakes performance into the schema. Join us for an exploration of the core concepts of NoSQL schema design, using Scylla as an example to demonstrate the tradeoffs and rationale.

On-Demand Webinar: Under the Hood of a Shard-per-Core Architecture

Most databases are based on outdated architectures, resulting in performance issues, over-provisioning and a high TCO. Our upcoming webinar covers the advances to modern server technology and takes you on a deep dive into Scylla’s shard-per-core architecture and our asynchronous engine, the Seastar framework.

On-Demand Webinar: Building Event Streaming Architectures on Scylla and Kafka

Event streaming architectures require high-throughput, low-latency components to consistently and smoothly transfer data between heterogenous transactional and analytical systems. Learn how the Scylla NoSQL database and Confluent Kafka interoperate as a foundation upon which you can build enterprise-grade, event-driven applications.

On-Demand Webinar: Disney+ Hotstar: Scaling NoSQL for Millions of Video On-Demand Users

Learn how Disney+ Hotstar architected their systems to handle massive data loads and migrated their data to Scylla Cloud, ScyllaDB’s fully managed NoSQL database-as-a-service, without suffering downtime.

On-Demand Webinar: NoSQL and NewSQL: Tradeoffs between Scalable Performance & Consistency

This webinar compares NoSQL and NewSQL databases. We will look at the significant architectural differences between the two, tradeoffs between availability, scalable performance and consistency, data models, and share benchmark results to display the performance implications of NoSQL versus NewSQL.

On-Demand Webinar: Fast NoSQL from HDDs?

What if you could store huge amounts of data using traditional low-cost HDDs while still maintaining low single-digit millisecond latencies? That’s just what they did at Mail.Ru, the largest email and Internet service provider in Russia.

You’ll see how Mail.Ru uses Scylla to serve up to 240k writes per second with 95 percentile latencies of less than 2ms – using a Scylla cluster running on HDDs.

On-Demand Webinar: Torture Testing NoSQL: Putting Scylla to the Jepsen Test

Kyle Kingsbury (aka ‘Aphyr’) tortures databases for a living. He pokes and prods and stresses them with his Jepsen test to look for safety violations across distributed systems. Kyle worked with the ScyllaDB team to identify multiple issues in Scylla's lightweight transactions (LWT) implementation, including split-brain behavior and write loss in healthy clusters.

Tune in to learn about distributed database testing techniques, Scylla’s concurrency properties, Kyle’s deep dive into transaction analysis and how to use Scylla safely. Kyle will talk about the specific issues he found in Scylla, and how the ScyllaDB team addressed them.

On-Demand Webinar: Database Jiu Jitsu: How ScyllaDB Open Sourced a DynamoDB-compatible API

Join Corey Quinn, Chief Cloud Economist at the Duckbill Group, and ScyllaDB founder and CEO Dor Laor for an informative session on new options available to DynamoDB users.

On-Demand Webinar: The True Cost of NoSQL DBaaS Options

In this session, we will compare the performance and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of competing NoSQL DBaaS offerings. We will also review how to migrate to Scylla Cloud, our fully managed database service.

You will learn:
- The true cost of ownership for selected NoSQL DBaaS offerings
- The 8 essentials for selecting a NoSQL DBaaS
- Migration options from Apache Cassandra, DynamoDB and other databases

On-Demand Webinar: Customer 360 Round Table hosted by Expero

The focus of this webinar is to identify how high performance NoSQL, Graph and Machine Learning can directly increase the accuracy and drive revenue for Customer 360 applications.

This event is designed as a 'Speed Dating' format with a focus on key topics for under 15 minutes in order to maximize the insights. During this online meetup, you'll learn from our experts on how Expero and Scylla technology can unlock the potential in your organization. We will feature unique Scylla and Expero technology lightning talks, followed by a short Q&A session.

On-Demand Webinar: Resilient Design Using Queue Theory

Queueing Theory is perhaps one of the most important mathematical theories in systems design and analysis, yet only few engineers master it. This webinar introduces the basics of queueing theory and explores the ramifications of queue behaviors and variance on system performance and resiliency. The session will also cover example use cases across modern application development, from NGINX and Jetty to Scylla’s own use of queuing theory.

Recommended for application developers and architects designing large-scale highly reliable systems.

On-Demand Webinar: RDBMS to NoSQL: Practical Advice from Successful Migrations

When and how to migrate data from SQL to NoSQL are matters of much debate. It can certainly be a daunting task, but when your SQL systems hit architectural limits or your Aurora expenses skyrocket, it’s probably time to consider the move.

Join us to learn how best to migrate data from SQL to NoSQL, and how to get heterogenous data systems to communicate with each other effectively in real time and get important architectural considerations, tips and tricks and several real-world use cases.

On-Demand Webinar: How to prevent latency spikes, the death of real-time applications

In this session, we will cover:

  • The systemic causes of latency spikes
  • How to keep latencies bounded and predictable
  • How to manage latency-inducing events
  • How Scylla helps optimize for 99% latency of <1msec

On-Demand Webinar: Running a DynamoDB-compatible Database on Managed Kubernetes Services

With the release of Alternator, Scylla’s DynamoDB-compatible API, you can now take your locked-in DynamoDB workloads and run them anywhere. In this session, we will cover:

  • Scylla Alternator: Scylla’s Amazon DynamoDB-compatible API
  • Scylla Operator: Running Scylla Alternator on Kubernetes
  • Demo Alternator - Demo and explain DynamoDB on GKE

On-Demand Webinar: Getting started with Scylla NoSQL on Kubernetes

Kubernetes has quickly become the ad-hoc standard for managing software deployments. The Scylla team recently released the beta version of the Scylla Operator for Kubernetes. Watch this to learn how Kubernetes can be used to automate the deployment, scaling, and various operations of the Scylla NoSQL database.

On-Demand Webinar: Introducing Scylla Open Source 4.0: New Features and Comparisons with Cassandra 4.0

Join ScyllaDB co-founders, CTO Avi Kivity and CEO Dor Laor, for a look at the new features in Scylla Open Source 4.0, and architectural and cost comparisons with the coming Cassandra 4.0.

Topics will include:

- Improved consistency with our new Lightweight Transactions
- Scylla Operator for Kubernetes
- How we stack up against Apache Cassandra 4.0
- Our “run anywhere” DynamoDB alternative

On-Demand Webinar: Addressing the High Cost of Apache Cassandra

In this webinar, we’ll dive into the myths about Cassandra ownership costs and the pitfalls that come with it. We’ll show that using modern design techniques, simplified tuning and a scalable datastore can help you control your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

On-Demand Webinar: Tracking Data Updates in Real Time with Change Data Capture (CDC)

CDC is one of the important new features coming to the Scylla NoSQL database. It enables the user to track updates to a table(s) in real time, supporting a variety of use cases, such as real-time update of microservices based on Scylla updates, replicating the data, or part of it, between loosely coupled Scylla clusters, and soft real-time analytics updates based on the stream of Scylla updates. This webinar gives an overview of Scylla's new CDC feature and how it helps you, and much more.

On-Demand Webinar: Building a Real-time Streaming ETL Framework Using ksqlDB and NoSQL

Event streaming applications unlock new benefits by combining various data feeds. However, getting actionable insights in a timely fashion has remained a challenge, as the data has been siloed in disparate systems. ksqlDB solves this by providing an interactive SQL interface that can seamlessly combine and transform data from various sources.

In this webinar, we will show how streaming queries of high throughput NoSQL systems can derive insights from various push/pull queries via ksqlDB's User-Defined Functions, Aggregate Functions and Table Functions.

On-Demand Webinar: Lightweight Transactions in Scylla versus Apache Cassandra

Lightweight transactions (LWT) has been a long anticipated feature for Scylla. Join Scylla VP of Product Tzach Livyatan and Software Team Lead Konstantin Osipov for a webinar introducing the Scylla implementation of LWT, a feature that brings strong consistency to our NoSQL database.

In this webinar we will cover the tradeoffs typically made between database consistency, availability and latency; how to use lightweight transactions in Scylla; the similarities and differences between Scylla’s Paxos implementation and Cassandra’s, and what it all means to users.

On-Demand Webinar: Introducing Scylla’s Open Source Amazon DynamoDB-compatible API

Join ScyllaDB founders Avi Kivity and Dor Laor and lead engineer Nadav Har’El for an overview of Project Alternator, Scylla's Open Source Amazon DynamoDB-compatible API.

On-Demand Webinar: Reduce Your Storage Footprint with a Revolutionary New Compaction Strategy

What if there was a new, better, more efficient way to handle compactions in Scylla? One that allows you to use your storage much more efficiently? Enter Scylla’s unique Incremental Compaction Strategy (ICS).

Join us for a comparison of common compaction strategies and a technical deep dive into ICS. You’ll learn why ICS will become the new standard for compaction, including an overview of how much disk space you can save with ICS.

On-Demand Webinar: How to Bulletproof Your Scylla Deployment

We want to make sure your company isn’t in the next headline news about a data breach. So Scylla includes multiple features that collectively provide a robust security model. Most recently we announced support for encryption-at-rest in Scylla Enterprise. This enables you to lock-down your data even in multi-tenant and hybrid deployments of Scylla. Join us for an overview of security in Scylla and to see how you can approach it holistically using the array of Scylla capabilities.

On-Demand Webinar: How to Shrink Your Datacenter Footprint by 50%

Scylla has the ability to handle multiple workloads from a single cluster--without performance degradation to either. We call it Workload Prioritization, and it could make a big difference to your team.

Watch this webinar to learn:
- The evolving requirements for operational (OLTP) and analytics (OLAP) workloads in the modern datacenter
- How Scylla provides built-in control over workload priority and makes it easy for administrators to configure workload priorities
- The TCO impact of minimizing integrations and maintenance tasks, while also shrinking the datacenter footprint and maximizing utilization

On-Demand Webinar: Best Practices for Data Modeling

In this webinar you will learn about:

- Scylla data model and basic CQL concepts
- Primary and Clustering key selection
- Collections and User-Defined Types
- Problem finding techniques

On-Demand Webinar: How to Build a Scylla Database Cluster that Fits Your Needs

Summer Tech Talk Series: Learn how to remediate the contradicting forces and build a sustainable cluster to meet both performance and resiliency requirements.

On-Demand Webinar: Architecting a Corporate Compliance Platform with Graph and NoSQL Databases

Join Scylla and Expero to learn how to use JanusGraph and Scylla to architect a corporate compliance platform. In this talk, you’ll learn how to:

- Create a dynamic graph-enabled approach to building a flexible entitlements system

- Design the underlying data model and data infrastructure you need to support this system

- Architect real-time data connections to integrate this system successfully into your enterprise

On-Demand Webinar: Real-time Fraud Detection for Southeast Asia’s Leading Mobile Platform

Watch this webinar for a fascinating real-time big data use case, and learn the steps Grab took to optimize their fraud detection systems using the Scylla NoSQL database along with Apache Kafka.

On-Demand Webinar: Introducing Scylla Cloud

Watch an overview of Scylla Cloud, including a live demo of how to launch and connect to a cluster, how to create and query a table, and how to run a few operations, all in minutes.

On-Demand Webinar: Spark, File Transfer, and More: Strategies for Migrating Data to and from a Cassandra or Scylla Cluster

Watch this webinar to learn strategies commonly used for migrating data to and from a Cassandra or Scylla cluster. We will cover how to use the Scylla Migrator — a Spark tool that can efficiently move data between Cassandra and Scylla clusters, when you can just copy the existing files around and how to do it, plus other migration strategies are and when to use them.

On-Demand Webinar: Avi Kivity of ScyllaDB Discusses Scylla Internals

ScyllaDB CTO and co-founder Avi Kivity provide insights about Scylla’s internals in an interview-style session with ScyllaDB CEO Dor Laor. Join us to hear Avi on topics such as read and write paths, schedulers, and upcoming features in 2019, the ideal hardware for Scylla, interrupt placement, IO queues, memory management, user-defined functions in Lua and when to run Scylla on Kubernetes.

On-Demand Webinar: Introducing Scylla Open Source 3.0 – Materialized Views, Secondary Indexes, Filtering, and More

The industry’s most performant NoSQL database just got better. Scylla Open Source 3.0 introduces much-anticipated new features for more efficient querying, reduced storage requirements, lower repair times, and better overall database performance. It includes production-ready capabilities beyond those available with Apache Cassandra or any other NoSQL database.

Join ScyllaDB CEO and co-founder Dor Laor and vice president of field engineering Glauber Costa for a technical overview of the new features and capabilities in Scylla Open Source 3.0.

On-Demand Webinar: Joining Billions of Rows in Seconds – Replacing MongoDB and Hive with Scylla

Join Alexys Jacob, CTO of Numberly, to learn how they joined of billions of rows in seconds and dramatically reduced operational and development complexity by using a single database for their hybrid analytical use case. This presentation explores Numberly’s experience migrating an intensive and join-hungry production workload from MongoDB and Hive to Scylla.

On-Demand Webinar: Measuring Database Performance on Bare Metal AWS Instances

In this webinar we look into the performance of Scylla running in a few of those instances versus Apache Cassandra running in their sweet spot, a larger fleet of smaller instances. We will discuss how much of the gains come from the database design and how much come from the removal of the virtualization layer.

On-Demand Webinar: Using Control Theory to Keep Compactions Under Control

Learn how ScyllaDB uses the mathematical foundation of control theory to make automatic decisions about compactions, putting an end to compaction tuning altogether.


On-Demand Webinar: Analytics Showtime – Spark Powered by Scylla

In this Spark with Scylla webinar, we will review different workloads using Spark and Scylla, including Extract, Transform, Load (ETL), and how to create joins between tables and summaries and reporting. We will also cover data modeling best practices for Scylla-Spark use cases, different deployment scenarios and share performance tuning settings to utilize both Scylla and Spark at peak performance.

On-Demand Webinar: Steering the Sea Monster – Integrating Scylla with Kubernetes

In this webinar, we introduce Kubernetes at a high level and demonstrate how to get started using Scylla with Kubernetes and Google Compute Engine.


On-Demand Webinar: Introducing Scylla Manager: Cluster Management and Task Automation

By centralizing cluster administration and automating recurring tasks, Scylla Manager brings greater predictability and control to Scylla-based environments.

On-Demand Webinar: How to Build a Highly Available Time-Series Solution with KairosDB

A highly available time-series solution requires an efficient tailored front-end framework and a backend database with a fast ingestion rate. In this webinar, you'll learn the steps for building an efficient TSDB solution with Scylla and KairosDB, get real-world use cases and metrics, plus considerations when choosing time series solutions.


On-Demand Webinar: The Do’s and Don’ts of Benchmarking Databases

In this webinar, you will learn a set of best practices to improve the quality of your benchmarks, and how to judge whether benchmarks with incredible claims are to be trusted.


On-Demand Webinar: Does it still make sense to do Big Data with Small Nodes?

In the world of Big Data, scaling out is the norm. However, many Big Data deployments are trapped in a sea of small box clusters. Join us to learn the pros and cons of large nodes, and explore why people resist using big machines.


On-Demand Webinar: How to Achieve No-Compromise Performance and Availability

Join ScyllaDB co-founders Dor Laor and Avi Kivity for a candid discussion about why they founded ScyllaDB and chose to rewrite Apache Cassandra, achieving ten times the throughput as well as lower latency and jitter, forever ending the compromise between performance and availability.