The acquisition of Red Hat by IBM caught many, including myself, by surprise. It’s not that such an option was never on the table. During the time I was at Red Hat (2008-2012) such ideas were tossed about. Funny to say, but in 2012 Red Hat seemed too expensive a play. Revenues rose sharply since, and so has the price. Before we dive into whether this move will save IBM, let’s first tip our caps for Red Hat, one of the most important technology companies. Red Hat is an innovator of the open source business model. The leader of the […]
As most earthlings are aware by now, two severe attacks under the names of Meltdown and Spectre were currently disclosed and it affects pretty much everybody living in modern society. Although there is no defense against the more elaborate Spectre, there is a software defense against the more widespread Meltdown. However, there is a catch that set the Internet on fire over the past few days. To protect oneself against Meltdown brings with it a performance penalty of up to 30%.
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, […]
About Scylla Scylla is an innovative data base that delivers the functionality of Apache Cassandra with the speed of a fast key/value store. Raw speed isn’t just a nice benchmark or a low cloud bill. Scylla’s order of magnitude improvement in performance opens a wide range of possibilities. Instead of designing a complex data model to achieve adequate performance, use a straightforward data model, eliminate complexity, and finish your NoSQL project in less time with fewer bugs. Performance improvements enable not just a reduction in resources, but also an innovation in architecture and DevOps systems. Scylla combines the simple and […]