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Jan16

Maximizing Disk Utilization with Incremental Compaction

We came up with a new compaction approach, named Incremental Compaction, that considerably reduces space overhead with a hybrid technique that combines properties from both Size-Tiered and Leveled compaction strategies. It is exclusively available in newer Scylla Enterprise releases (2019.1.4 and above).

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Jan15

Comcast: Sprinting from Cassandra to Scylla

Comcast’s Philip Zimich said on the stage at Scylla Summit 2019 that the Xfinity X1 platform saw such dramatically improved performance with Scylla over Apache Cassandra, especially on long-tail latency, they were also going to rip out the caching layer for its UI. The performance Scylla provides is “a massive, massive gain compared to where we are today.

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Jan9

ScyllaDB’s Top Blogs for 2019

As we look back at 2019, it was a year of growth and progress at ScyllaDB. What was most popular in our blog reflects the strongest interests of our community. So let’s look at the top ten blogs of 2019.

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Jan6

Scylla Enterprise Release 2019.1.4

Scylla Enterprise Release Notes

The ScyllaDB team announces the release of Scylla Enterprise 2019.1.4. It focuses on improving stability and robustness, reducing storage requirements with the new Incremental Compaction Strategy and enabling IPv6.

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Jan2

Scylla Monitoring Stack 3.1

Scylla Monitoring Stack Release Notes

The Scylla team is pleased to announce the release of Scylla Monitoring Stack 3.1. Scylla Monitoring Stack is an open-source stack for monitoring Scylla Enterprise and Scylla Open Source, based on Prometheus and Grafana.

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Dec23

Why MistAway Turned to Scylla Cloud for Its IoT Systems

“Couple clicks. Couple minutes. You can spin up a cluster where you want it, how you want it.” Scylla also provided step-by-step documentation of the migration process. “We had zero downtime. And for that, I think Scylla’s number one.”

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Dec18

How SkyElectric Uses Scylla to Power Its Smart Energy Platform

SkyElectric’s mission is “to provide sustainable energy to all” by revolutionizing how power is delivered for the world — “the great energy challenge of the 21st Century.” We at ScyllaDB were honored to have Jehannaz Khan, Director of Engineering of SkyElectric, and Meraj Rasool, SkyElectric DevOps Lead, speak at Scylla Summit 2019 about their use case.

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Dec12

How Scylla Scaled to One Billion Rows a Second

Scylla is a highly scalable, highly performant NoSQL database. But just how fast can fast get? And what happens when you run it on a bare metal cloud like Packet? We set out to design a test that would showcase the combined abilities of Scylla as a database and Packet’s fastest instances.

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Dec11

Project Gemini: An Open Source Automated Random Testing Suite for Scylla and Cassandra Clusters

Today we are releasing a new data integrity testing suite for the open source community. Those who will have the most direct utility for this software will be those testing Scylla and Cassandra databases, or, more broadly, other CQL-compliant databases.

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Dec5

Is Arm ready for server dominance?

AWS announced their new generation of Graviton2 System on a Chip (SoC), based on the Arm Neoverse N1 core. AWS claims they are much faster than their predecessors, a claim that we put to the test in this article.

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