In the context of graph databases, the performance of your storage backend is paramount. In the world of edges and vertices, graphs (and the data required to support them) can grow exponentially in a point-to-point fashion. In their talk at Scylla Summit 2017, Ted Chang and Chin Huang, both engineers at IBM, decided to add Scylla to the mix of backends which has traditionally included Cassandra and HBase. They ran test scenarios which covered high volume reads and writes, and provided comparative test results for the three backends, along with lessons learned for each.
The Scylla Summit includes many technical sessions that aren’t about Scylla at all. Alex Gallego, a principal engineer in Akamai’s Platform Group, gave one such talk, SMF: The Fastest RPC in the West. First, a bit of background on Alex. He was the founder and CTO behind the Concord.io distributed stream processing engine. Much in the same way that Scylla addressed the Java-based performance issues in Cassandra, Concord.io chose to build in C++ to deliver a stream processor with better predictability, performance, isolation, multi-tenancy, supervision, and failure recovery. As Alex explains it, “During my time at Concord.io, we saw that […]
Scylla & Spotinst – A Reliable and powerful combination Spot instances can save you a lot of cash but what if you have a stateful service such as a NoSQL database? The main challenge is that every node in the cluster must sometimes maintain its entire state (IP, Data, and other configurations). This blog describes how a Scylla cluster can be used on AWS’s EC2 Spot without losing consistency with the help of SpotInst’s prediction technology and advanced stateful features. What is Scylla Scylla is an open-source distributed NoSQL database. It was designed to be compatible with Apache Cassandra while […]
Do you have a great NoSQL story to share? Scylla Summit 2017 is coming to San Francisco on October 24-25, and the Call for Speakers is now open. The program will cover the NoSQL ecosystem, customer success stories, product demonstrations, training sessions, integrations with enterprise applications, the latest news about Scylla, and much more. Everyone has a story on their journey to find the best database solution for their business needs. What is YOUR story? Are you a developer, engineer, designer, or product manager leveraging NoSQL technologies in your organization’s next product or service? Or are you an executive, entrepreneur, […]
Presto is a popular, open source, distributed ANSI SQL query engine. It is used to run ad-hoc, interactive analytic queries on many data sources including HDFS, S3, Cassandra, MySQL, Kafka, PostgreSQL, Redis and Scylla.
This is Part 2 in a series on Thrift support in Scylla. Part 1 is here.