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How to Combat Data Breaches Before They Happen: Scylla’s Native Security

Combat Data Breaches

To take advantage of new security features and bug fixes, you need to stay up-to-date with the latest software. Before you do anything else, update your cluster with latest version of Scylla. Also take the time to ensure that  your operating system and libraries are up-to-date as well.

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SkyElectric Uses Scylla’s NoSQL Database to Scale Its Smart Energy Platform

SkyElectric Graphic

In 2017, SkyElectric was running legacy Java software against MySQL. As is common with IoT use cases, SkyElectric’s data size was growing rapidly. MySQL was unable to keep up; queries routinely took up to five minutes to return results.

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Encryption at Rest in Scylla Enterprise

Encryption at Rest

What if your servers themselves are compromised? This is where data at rest encryption comes into play. Data at rest secures the information persisted in a computer, such as on an SSD or HDD volume.

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Scylla Enterprise Release 2019.1.1

Scylla Enterprise Release Notes

The Scylla team announces the release of Scylla Enterprise 2019.1.1, a production-ready Scylla Enterprise minor release. It includes a new Encryption-at-Rest feature, BYPASS CACHE clause for CQL, plus new Docker and AMI packaging.

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Scylla Open Source Release 3.0.8

Scylla Open Source Release Notes

The ScyllaDB team announces the release of Scylla Open Source 3.0.8, a bugfix release of the Scylla 3.0 stable branch. Scylla Open Source 3.0.8, like all past and future 3.x.y releases, is backward compatible and supports rolling upgrades.

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DBA Appreciation Day

DBA Appreciation Day 2019

I think that the best way to show the appreciation of a DBA/DRE is to balance the chain of trust. Also a clear recognition, when everybody gets praised, it is absolutely vital to make the DBA/DRE appreciated and to raise the awareness within the organization that things do not run smoothly because of magic.

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ScyllaDB Internal Developer Summit

Earlier this month, we gathered all our developers from around the world in Herzliya, Israel, beside the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. We spent an entire week sharing our latest work with our peers, learning from each other in intensive sessions, and bonding together by forming into teams for a series of fun activities. The days were intensive but very interesting and meaningful to all.

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What’s New In Scylla Monitoring Stack 2.4

Scylla Monitoring Stack Release Notes

We just released Scylla Monitoring Stack version 2.4. The new version comes with dashboards to support the coming Scylla Open Source 3.1 release, new dashboards, and ways to view your Scylla cluster status.

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Scylla Manager 1.4.1 Release Announcement

Scylla Manager Release Note

The Scylla team is pleased to announce the release of Scylla Manager 1.4.1. Scylla Manager is a management system that automates maintenance tasks on a Scylla cluster. Release 1.4.1 is a bug fix release of the Scylla Manager 1.4 release.

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Sizing Up Your Scylla Cluster

Sizing Your Scylla Cluster

In practical terms, how do you begin to plan your ultra-efficient Scylla topology? The shift can be intimidating for those coming from a background in Cassandra, or for those coming from a primary-replica architecture, or from a plain old monolithic database implementation. In this post we’ll layout a checklist for designing a Scylla cluster that incorporates both horizontal and vertical scaling.

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