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Scylla Manager 2.1.1

The ScyllaDB team announces the release of Scylla Manager 2.1.1, a production-ready Scylla Manager patch release of the stable Manager 2.1 branch. The release fixes one bug in the Manager –intensity flag, an option introduced in Manager 2.1 to control the repair speed.

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Backups with Scylla Manager

Scylla Manager automates the backup process and allows you to configure how and when backup occurs. To implement backups we introduced the Scylla Manager Agent, a helper process that runs on cluster nodes alongside Scylla. Scylla Manager Agent was first made available in Scylla Manager 2.0.

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Ask Me Anything with Avi Kivity

  Recently we hosted the first of our new series of AMA sessions with ScyllaDB CTO Avi Kivity. Join our Meetup to be notified of the next AMA. Here’s how our first AMA went: Q: Would you implement Scylla in Go, Rust or Javascript if you could? Avi: Good question. I wouldn’t implement Scylla in Javascript. It’s not really a high-performance language, but I will note that Node.js and Seastar share many characteristics. Both are using a reactor pattern and designed for high concurrency. Of course the performance is going to be very different between the two, but writing code […]

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Scylla Open Source Release 4.1

The Scylla team is pleased to announce the availability of Scylla Open Source 4.1.0, a production-ready release of our open source NoSQL database. Scylla is an open source, NoSQL database, with superior performance and consistently low latencies. Find the Scylla Open Source 4.1 repository for your Linux distribution here. A Scylla Open Source 4.1 Docker image is also available. Scylla 4.1 is focused on stability and bug fixes, as well as adding more operations to the Alternator API. In addition, we are adding support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, CentOS 8, and Debian 10. Please note that only the […]

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Scylla University Updates, June 2020

2020 has been a busy year so far at Scylla University. We published lots of new content to help you improve your Scylla and NoSQL skills. Here is an overview of the new content.

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Scylla University: Using the DynamoDB API in Scylla


With the release of Scylla Open Source 4.0, Scylla University now provides content for users who are coming to Scylla in the context of using its new DynamoDB-compatible API, which we call Project Alternator. If you are already familiar with tools like git and Docker, you should be able to complete this first lesson, DynamoDB API Compatibility – Project Alternator Basics, in around 12 minutes.

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Scylla Manager Release 2.1

The Scylla Manager team is pleased to announce the release of Scylla Manager 2.1, a production-ready version of Scylla Manager for Scylla Enterprise and Scylla Open-Source customers. It brings improvements to Backup, Repair and Health Check tasks.

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Scylla Enterprise Release 2019.1.9

The ScyllaDB team announces the release of Scylla Enterprise 2019.1.9, a production-ready Scylla Enterprise patch release. As always, Scylla Enterprise customers are encouraged to upgrade to Scylla Enterprise 2019.1.9 in coordination with the Scylla support team.

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Opera: Syncing Tens of Millions of Browsers with Scylla

Opera Sync runs on Google Cloud Platform, using Scylla as a backend source of truth data store on 26 nodes across two data centers; one in the U.S. and one in the Netherlands. Opera maintains a data model in Scylla for what information needs to be shared across browsers.

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Migrate Parquet Files with the Scylla Migrator

We know you’re also all fans of Apache Parquet for storing columnar data in data lakes. Given Scylla’s incredible resource efficiency and low latency queries and Parquet’s efficient storage format, it is obvious that these two great technologies belong together. So today, we’re happy to announce that Scylla’s Migrator can import your Parquet files directly into Scylla tables!

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