As word about Scylla continues to spread, we’re seeing more and more downloads of our open source software. We’re not always privy to our users’ experiences, but we’re very glad when we have the opportunity to share their results. A recent example of this is from Alexys Jacob of Numberly, who shared his experience evaluating Scylla for production on his personal Blog. In the first installment of a 2-part series, he describes his preparation for a successful POC-based evaluation with the help of the ScyllaDB team.
Many organizations are running their workloads on public cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services and enjoy the benefits of easy deployments. While it is arguable that running workloads on the public cloud is cheaper than on-prem, organizations may still run into situations where they are paying too much when services are deployed in different geographical regions.
For the past two years, we have helped users build fast, resilient, and stable applications with Scylla, an enterprise-grade database solution. During these two years, our early adopters migrated from a variety of database solutions, and while most of the migrations we successfully completed were Apache Cassandra (enterprise and open-source versions), we have seen users migrate from MongoDB, HBase, relational systems such as MySQL and Postgres, and key/value stores like Memcache and Redis. Migration strategies differ between users and systems. In general, we can divide Apache Cassandra-to-Scylla migrations into two main strategies, cold migration and hot migration. Cold Migration […]
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.
When it comes to monitoring a distributed platform, there are many ways to go about it. There are many tools and programs used to accomplish different monitoring tasks ranging from the operating system or disk statistics to database performance metrics. What we found is that users need an all-in-one document that covers these topics so they can reference it later when needed without having to dig through multiple documents.
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 […]
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 […]
This blog post is a short introduction on how to use the ScyllaDB Docker image to start up a Scylla node, access nodetool and cqlsh utilities, start a cluster of Scylla nodes, configure data volume for storage, and configure resource limits of the Docker container. For full documentation, see the image description on Docker Hub.
With the Compose Data Base as a Service (DBaaS) platform, operators and developers do not need to spend valuable time setting up and configuring infrastructure – instead they can use their time and skills to manage and innovate applications for their customers.
Amazon EC2 is a virtual computer store with all sizes and types of server on display. We researched the top choices to find the best balanced, best-performing server for NoSQL.