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Jul13

More Efficient Query Paging with Scylla 2.2

In this blog post, we will look into Scylla’s paging, address some of the earlier problems with it, and describe how we solved those issues in our recently released Scylla 2.2. In particular, we will look at performance problems related to big partitions and how we alleviated them to improve throughput by as much as 2.5X. We will restrict ourselves to queries of a single partition or a discrete set of partitions (i.e., “IN” queries). We will address scanning queries, which return a range of partitions, in a separate post. Prior to Scylla 2.2, Scylla’s paging was stateless. This meant […]

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Jul9

Scylla Open Source Release 2.2

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The Scylla team is pleased to announce the release of Scylla 2.2, a production-ready Scylla Open Source minor release.

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Jul6

Scylla Open Source Release 2.1.6

The Scylla team is pleased to announce the release of Scylla 2.1.6, a bugfix release of the Scylla 2.1 stable branch. Release 2.1.6, like all past and future 2.x.y releases, is backward compatible and supports rolling upgrades.

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Jul6

New Benchmark: Scylla 2.2 (i3.Metal x 4-nodes) vs Cassandra 3.11 (i3.4xlarge x 40-nodes)

  Benchmarking is no easy task, especially when comparing databases with different “engines” under the hood. You want your benchmark to be fair, to run each database on its optimal setup and hardware, and to keep the comparison as apples-to-apples as possible. (For more on this topic, see our webinar on the “Do’s and Don’ts of Benchmarking Databases.”) We kept this in mind when conducting this Scylla versus Cassandra benchmark, which compares Scylla and Cassandra on AWS EC2, using cassandra-stress as the load generator. Most benchmarks compare different software stacks on the same hardware and try to max out the throughput. […]

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Jul5

Scylla Enterprise Release 2018.1.4

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The Scylla team is pleased to announce the release of Scylla Enterprise 2018.1.4, a production-ready Scylla Enterprise minor release. Scylla Enterprise 2018.1.4 is a bug fix release for the 2018.1 branch, the latest stable branch of Scylla Enterprise. More about Scylla Enterprise here.

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Jul3

Case Study: Grab Hails Scylla for Performance and Ease of Use

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Scylla came out on top and is now in production at Grab. In this post, you can learn more about Grab’s journey to Scylla and see what they liked about it.

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Jun26

Mutant Monitoring System Day 16 – The Mutant Monitoring Web Console

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In this installment of the MMS series, we look at the features of the Mutant Monitoring Web Console written in Node.js and how it works.

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Jun25

Scylla Open Source Release 2.1.5

The Scylla team is pleased to announce the release of Scylla 2.1.5, a bugfix release of the Scylla 2.1 stable branch. Release 2.1.5, like all past and future 2.x.y releases, is backward compatible and supports rolling upgrades.

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Jun21

The Impact of Virtualization on Your Database

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Explore the main differences between i3.16xlarge in the i3 family and i3.metal on AWS. Will removing the virtualization layer bring better performance?

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Jun19

Mutant Monitoring System Day 15 – Coding with Java Part 3

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In this installment of the MMS series, we take a look at how to store binary blobs into a Scylla cluster using the Java programming language.

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