ScyllaDB Whitepapers

Scaling Up versus Scaling Out: Mythbusting Database Deployment Options for Big Data

Scaling Up versus Scaling Out: Mythbusting Database Deployment Options for Big Data

While scaling out the database is the norm for Big Data systems, there are many hidden costs and complexities associated with “node sprawl” that can be remedied by instead deploying smaller clusters of larger database nodes. This paper explores the merits of small clusters and shares test results that debunk the concerns some organizations have about using large nodes.

Building the Real-Time
Big Data Database: Seven Design Principles behind Scylla

Building the Real-Time Big Data Database: Seven Design Principles behind Scylla

In this paper we explain the key design decisions that went into building a drop-in replacement for Apache Cassandra with scale-up performance of 1,000,000 IOPS per node, scale-out to hundreds of nodes and 99% latency of less than 1 millisecond. Accomplishing this called for rethinking many of the foundational architectural choices behind other NoSQL databases.