At our last Scylla Summit David Blythe took the trip from North Carolina to San Francisco to explain how they were able to migrate away from DataStax to Scylla for their SAS 360 Match platform. He called this transition “changing all four tires while driving an adtech engine at full speed.”
A look back at last year’s Core C++ event hosted at the Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo, where our CTO Avi Kivity presented. As an added bonus, we’d like to share the presentations of community contributors who attended Seastar Summit 2019.
Seastar, the advanced open-source C++ framework continues to gain traction. Most well known for being the engine at the heart of Scylla, the monstrously-fast NoSQL database, Seastar is also now at the core of other exciting new projects. And now we’ll be bringing together developer practitioners from around the world to the first-ever Seastar Summit.
This is a cross-post from https://www.alexgallego.org/concurrency/smf/2017/12/16/future.html. On June 8, 2016, Avi Kivity came to NYC to present ScyllaDB. During his search for a quick open desk to do some work, I volunteered open spaces we had at Concord1. We talked lock-free algorithms, memory reclamation techniques, threading models, Concord and distributed streaming engines, even C vs C++. Five hours later I was convinced that Seastar was the best systems framework I’d ever come across.
If you were forced to choose just one thing that would prompt you to move your mission-critical functionality to a new database, what would it be? Better performance? Worries about future scaling on your existing platform? Easier time for your DevOps? What about awesome support from the company itself? At Scylla Summit 2017, mParticle’s Nayden Kolev explained how all of the above factors started the group one year ago on a fruitful collaboration with Scylla in production.
Nadav Har’El gave a detailed talk on the plans and design behind Scylla at the Generalist Engineer meetup in Tel Aviv. The talk covers the some details of the Seastar C++ framework behind Scylla.
At the Generalist Engineer meetup on March 15, Nadav Har’El will talk about writing modern server applications, or how we made Cassandra ten times faster and lived to tell about it. The event will take place from 6PM-8PM at Singtel, Rothschild Blvd 3, 17th floor, Tel Aviv-Yafo.