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Jan21

Scylla Summit Video: Grab and Scylla Driving Southeast Asia Forward

Grab and Scylla

Grab is a powerhouse in Southeast Asia. Its mobile app services cover a broad swath of everyday needs, from acting as a mobile wallet, to arranging affordable ridesharing, food and package delivery. Imagine if Apple Pay, Lyft, and Doordash were all bundled in one app. Grab has exploded in use across Southeast Asia, from its origins in Malaysia and Singapore all across Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The audience at last fall’s Scylla Summit had a chance to hear about Grab’s use of Scylla in detail, directly from Grab’s Engineering Lead, Aravind Srinivasan. Aravind first presented the […]

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Jan17

Introducing Scylla Open Source 3.0

Scylla Open Source Release 3.0

Scylla is an open source NoSQL database that offers the horizontal scale-out and fault-tolerance of Apache Cassandra, but delivers 10X the throughput and consistent, low single-digit latencies. Implemented from scratch in C++, Scylla’s close-to-the-hardware design significantly reduces the number of database nodes you require and self-optimizes to dynamic workloads and various hardware combinations. With the release of Scylla Open Source 3.0, we’ve introduced a rich set of new features for more efficient querying, reduced storage requirements, lower repair times, and better overall database performance. Already the industry’s most performant NoSQL database, Scylla now includes production-ready features that surpass the capabilities […]

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Jan15

Scylla Enterprise Release 2018.1.9

Scylla Enterprise Release

The Scylla team is pleased to announce the release of Scylla Enterprise 2018.1.9, a production-ready Scylla Enterprise minor release. Scylla Enterprise 2018.1.9 is a bug fix release for the 2018.1 branch, the latest stable branch of Scylla Enterprise. Scylla Enterprise customers are encouraged to upgrade to Scylla Enterprise 2018.1.9 in coordination with the Scylla support team. This release fixes two issues listed below, with open source references, if exists: Scylla aborted with an “Assertion `end >= _stream_position’ failed” exception. This occurred when querying a partition with no clustering ranges (happened on counter tables with no live rows) which also didn’t […]

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Jan10

JSON Support in Scylla

JSON in Scylla

Beginning with version 2.3, Scylla Open Source supports the Javascript Object Notation (JSON) format. That includes inserting JSON documents, retrieving data in JSON and providing helper functions to transform native CQL types into JSON and vice versa. Also note that schemas are still enforced for all operations — one cannot just insert random JSON documents into a table. The new API is simply a convenient way of working with JSON without having to convert everything back and forth client-side. JSON support consists of CQL statements and functions, described here, one by one, with examples. You can use the following code […]

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Jan8

Scylla Summit 2018 Tech Talks Now Online

Dor Laor at Scylla Summit 2018

There was so much happening at our Scylla Summit 2018 late last fall. We held more than three dozen sessions, including multiple keynotes and concurrent breakout tracks. Our Tech Talks page has been updated with the videos and slides from Scylla Summit 2018. Now you can see what you missed — whether or not you were able to attend our user conference. In the weeks ahead we’ll showcase some of the best talks from our conference, but there’s no need to wait. You can browse the whole catalog of talks from Scylla Summit 2018 today! You can see the YouTube […]

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Jan2

Scylla Enterprise Release 2018.1.8

Scylla Enterprise Release

The Scylla team is pleased to announce the release of Scylla Enterprise 2018.1.8, a production-ready Scylla Enterprise minor release. Scylla Enterprise 2018.1.8 is a bug fix release for the 2018.1 branch, the latest stable branch of Scylla Enterprise. Scylla Enterprise customers are encouraged to upgrade to Scylla Enterprise 2018.1.8 in coordination with the Scylla support team. This release includes memory management improvements, first introduced in Scylla Open Source 2.3 release and graduated into Scylla Enterprise. These changes allow Scylla to free large contiguous areas of memory more reliably with less effort and improves the performance of workloads that have large […]

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Dec21

Scylla Summit 2018 Keynote: Four Years of Scylla

Dor Laor at Scylla Summit 2018

Now that the dust has settled from our Scylla Summit 2018 user conference, we’re glad for the chance to share the content with those who couldn’t make the trip to the Bay Area. We’ll start with the keynote from our CEO and Co-founder, Dor Laor, who kicked off the event with his talk about the past, present and future of Scylla. Watch the video in full: Browse the slides:  See our related Tech Talks page Dor began with an overview of the trends in the industry and first and foremost, digital transformation. Sticking to the down-to-earth, practical culture at ScyllaDB, Dor covered real life […]

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Dec19

Scylla and Confluent Integration for IoT Deployments

Worry-Free Ingestion: Flow Control of Writes in Scylla

  The Internet is not just connecting people around the world. Through the Internet of Things (IoT), it is also connecting humans to the machines all around us and directly connecting machines to other machines. In this blog post we’ll share an emerging machine-to-machine (M2M) architecture pattern in which MQTT, Apache Kafka and Scylla all work together to provide an end-to-end IoT solution. We’ll also provide demo code so you can try it out for yourself.   IoT Scale IoT is a fast-growing market, already known to be over $1.2 trillion in 2017 and anticipated to grow to over $6.5 trillion […]

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Dec15

SaaS vs OSS – Fight or flight, round #2

To quote Bob Dylan, “the times they are a changin’.” Microsoft loves Linux, IBM buys Red Hat, RedisLabs changes their module license to Commons Clause, Mongo invents Server Side Public License (SSPL) and moves from AGPL, AWS open sources Firecracker and releases a Kafka service, and the hot news from Friday, Confluent changes its license for components of the Confluent Platform from Apache 2.0 to the Confluent Community License. A few weeks ago I wrote about MongoDB’s SSPL, which is similar to Confluent’s new license. You could say the Confluent Community License is to the Apache license as MongoDB SSPL […]

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Dec13

Going Head-to-Head: Scylla vs Amazon DynamoDB

Going Head-to-Head: Scylla vs Amazon DynamoDB

“And now for our main event! Ladies and gentlemen, in this corner, weighing in at 34% of the cloud infrastructure market, the reigning champion and leader of the public cloud…. Amazon!” Amazon has unparalleled expertise at maximizing scalability and availability for a vast array of customers using a plethora of software products. While Amazon offers software products like DynamoDB, it’s database-as-a-service is only one of their many offerings. “In the other corner is today’s challenger — young, lightning quick and boasting low-level Big Data expertise… ScyllaDB!” Unlike Amazon, our company focuses exclusively on creating the best database for distributed data […]

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