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.
There’s nothing we enjoy more than seeing the creative and impressive things our users are doing with Scylla. With that in mind, we presented our Scylla User Awards at last week’s Scylla Summit, where we brought the winners up on stage for a big round of applause and bestowed them with commemorative trophies. I’m glad to share the winners here, along with a few notes on their use of Scylla. Most Interesting Technical Use Case: Nauto Nauto makes our roads safer. The company’s devices are deployed to fleet vehicles to monitor driver performance and help reduce risky behaviors. Nauto uses […]
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 […]
In the run-up to Scylla Summit 2018, we’ll be featuring our speakers and providing sneak peeks at their presentations. This interview in our ongoing series is with Kefu Chai, Software Engineer at Red Hat. Before Red Hat Kefu has worked at Morgan Stanley, VMWare, and EMC. His presentation at Scylla Summit will be on Rebuilding the Ceph Distributed Storage Solution with Seastar. We’d like to get to know you a little better, Kefu. Outside of technology, what do you enjoy doing? What are your interests and hobbies? I try to teach myself French in my spare time. And I read […]