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ScyllaDB vs Apache Cassandra

ScyllaDB Provides Superior Performance with Less Administration, all at Lower Cost

ScyllaDB is an increasingly popular alternative NoSQL database to Apache Cassandra. Imagine all the goodness of Cassandra — same highly available ring architecture, same SSTable data format, same Apache Cassandra Query Language (CQL) — but without the Java overhead.

With ScyllaDB you will achieve higher performance at scale using dramatically fewer nodes, with far less administration, and lower infrastructure costs. You can even switch from Cassandra to ScyllaDB without interruption and commonly with no code changes. ScyllaDB is available as a fully managed service, an enterprise offering, and open source.

Gamechangers Who Switched from Cassandra to ScyllaDB

Comcast Xfinity improved user experience and shrank their cluster from 962 nodes with Cassandra to 78 nodes on ScyllaDB, reducing administrative overhead over 90%.

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Rakuten’s billion-item catalog 6x better performance while shrinking their cluster 70% moving from Cassandra to ScyllaDB. They also eliminated unpredictable latencies.

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Fanatics replaced 55 nodes of Cassandra with just 6 nodes of ScyllaDB. Discover why the brand that powers all NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL shops switched to ScyllaDB.

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Expedia, the travel booking giant, reduced P99 response times from >80ms to <5ms after migrating to ScyllaDB NoSQL. They also got 3x the throughput while saving 35%.

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Learn why and how Discord’s persistence team completed their most ambitious migration yet: moving their massive set of trillions of messages from Cassandra to ScyllaDB.

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GE Predix reduced administrative burden in their IIoT infrastructure to meet their SLAs, and shrank their Cassandra cluster of 75 nodes to just 15 nodes of ScyllaDB.

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ScyllaDB & Cassandra Commonalities & Differences

Apache Cassandra is one of the most popular databases in the world for many good reasons. ScyllaDB delivers the best of Cassandra and then exceeds its capabilities.