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Oct26

Scylla Summit Preview: Scylla and KairosDB in Smart Vehicle Diagnostics

Scylla Summit Preview: Scylla and KairosDB in Smart Vehicle Diagnostics

In the run-up to Scylla Summit 2018, we’ll be featuring our speakers and providing sneak peeks at their presentations. This interview in our ongoing series is with two speakers holding a joint session: Scylla and KairosDB in Smart Vehicle Diagnostics. The first part of the talk will feature Brian Hawkins speaking on the time-series database (TSDB) KairosDB, which runs atop Scylla or Cassandra. He’ll then turn the session over to Bin Wang of Faraday Future (FF), who will discuss his company’s use case in automotive real-time data collection. Brian, Bin, thank you for taking the time to speak with me. […]

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Oct25

New Maintenance Releases for Scylla Enterprise and Scylla Open Source

Release Notes

The Scylla team announces the availability of three maintenance releases: Scylla Enterprise 2018.1.6, Scylla Open Source 2.3.1 and Scylla Open Source 2.2.1. Scylla Enterprise and Scylla Open Source customers are encouraged to upgrade to these releases in coordination with the Scylla support team. Scylla Enterprise 2018.1.6, a production-ready Scylla Enterprise maintenance release for the 2018.1 branch, the latest stable branch of Scylla Enterprise Scylla Open Source 2.3.1, a bug fix release of the Scylla Open Source 2.3 stable branch Scylla Open Source 2.2.1, a bug fix release of the Scylla Open Source 2.2 stable branch Scylla Open Source 2.3.1 and Scylla Open Source 2.2.1, […]

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Oct22

The Dark Side of MongoDB’s New License

SSPL vs. APGL Side-by-Side

It’s never been simple to be an Open Source vendor. With the rise of the cloud and the emergence of software as a service, the open source monetization model continues to encounter risks and challenges. A recent example can be found in MongoDB, the most prevalent NoSQL OSS vendor, which just changed its license from AGPL license to a new, more-restrictive license called SSPL. This article will cover why MongoDB made this change, and the problems and risks of the new model. We’ll show how SSPL broadens the definition of copyleft to an almost impossible extent and argue that MongoDB would […]

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Oct18

Scylla Manager — Now even easier to maintain your Scylla clusters!

  Last week we announced the release of Scylla Manager 1.2, a management system that automates maintenance tasks on a Scylla cluster. This release provides enhanced repair features that make it easier to configure repairs on a cluster. In this blog, we take a closer look at what’s new. Efficient Repair Scylla Manager provides a robust suite of tools aligned with Scylla’s shard-per-core architecture for the easy and efficient management of Scylla clusters. Clusters are repaired shard-by-shard, ensuring that each database shard performs exactly one repair task at a time. This gives the best repair parallelism on a node, shortens […]

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Oct17

Scylla Summit Preview: Scylla: Protecting Children Through Technology

In the run-up to Scylla Summit 2018, we’ll be featuring our speakers and providing sneak peeks at their presentations. This interview in our ongoing series is with Jose Garcia-Fernandez, Senior Vice President of Technology at Child Rescue Coalition, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. His session is entitled Scylla: Protecting Children through Technology. Jose, it is our privilege to have you at Scylla Summit this year. Before we get into the work of the Child Rescue Coalition, I’d like to know how you got on this path. What is your background, and how did you end up working on this project? I have been […]

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Oct15

Scylla Summit Preview: Grab and Scylla – Driving Southeast Asia Forward

Scylla Summit Preview: Grab and Scylla - Driving Southeast Asia Forward

In the run-up to Scylla Summit 2018, we’ll be featuring our speakers and providing sneak peaks at their presentations. This interview in our ongoing series is with Aravind Srinivasan, Staff Software Engineer of Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading on-demand and same-day logistics company. His presentation at Scylla Summit will be on Grab and Scylla: Driving Southeast Asia Forward. Aravind, before we get into the details of your talk, we’d like to get to know you a little better. Outside of technology, what do you enjoy doing? What are your interests and hobbies? I love hiking and biking. But now my (and […]

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Oct12

Scylla Summit Preview: Rebuilding the Ceph Distributed Storage Solution with Seastar

Scylla Summit Preview: Rebuilding the Ceph Distributed Storage Solution with Seastar

In the run-up to Scylla Summit 2018, we’ll be featuring our speakers and providing sneak peeks at their presentations. This interview in our ongoing series is with Kefu Chai, Software Engineer at Red Hat. Before Red Hat Kefu has worked at Morgan Stanley, VMWare, and EMC. His presentation at Scylla Summit will be on Rebuilding the Ceph Distributed Storage Solution with Seastar. We’d like to get to know you a little better, Kefu. Outside of technology, what do you enjoy doing? What are your interests and hobbies? I try to teach myself French in my spare time. And I read […]

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Oct11

Scylla Manager 1.2 Release Announcement

The Scylla Enterprise team is pleased to announce the release of Scylla Manager 1.2, a production-ready release of Scylla Manager for Scylla Enterprise customers. Scylla 1.2 focuses on a better control of repair tasks scope, allowing users to run repairs on a subset of Data Centers (DC), keyspaces, and tables, easier deployment, and setup, and improvements in security. Related links: Download Scylla Manager – for customers only, or for limited evaluation. Get started with Scylla Manager 1.2 sctool, Scylla Manager 1.2 CLI tool reference Upgrade Scylla Manager 1.x to 1.2 Report issues with Scylla Manager using the Scylla Enterprise support […]

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Oct10

Scylla Summit Preview: Scalable Stream Processing with KSQL, Kafka and Scylla

Scylla Summit Preview: Scalable Stream Processing with KSQL, Kafka and Scylla

In the run-up to Scylla Summit 2018, we’ll be featuring our speakers and providing sneak peeks at their presentations. This interview in our ongoing series is with Hojjat Jafarpour of Confluent. His presentation at Scylla Summit is entitled Scalable Stream Processing with KSQL, Kafka and Scylla. Hojjat, before we get into your talk, tell us a little about yourself. What do you like to do for fun? I’m a Software Engineer at Confluent and the creator of KSQL, the Streaming SQL engine for Apache Kafka. In addition to challenging problems in scalable data management, I like traveling and outdoors. We are so […]

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Oct9

Scylla Enterprise 2018.1.5 Release Announcement

Scylla Enterprise 2018.1.5 Release Announcement

The Scylla team is pleased to announce the release of Scylla Enterprise 2018.1.5, a production-ready Scylla Enterprise minor release. Scylla Enterprise 2018.1.5 is a bug fix release for the 2018.1 branch, the latest stable branch of Scylla Enterprise. In addition to bug fixes, 2018.1.5 includes major improvements in single partition scans. For more details, refer to the Efficient Query Paging blog post. More about Scylla Enterprise here. Scylla Enterprise customers are encouraged to upgrade to Scylla Enterprise 2018.1.5 in coordination with the Scylla support team. Note that the downgrade procedure from 2018.1.5, if required, is slightly different from previous releases. […]

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