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Feb13

But Don’t Take It from Us…

We’re always glad to hear about the innovative things our users are doing with Scylla and the benefits they’re getting. Our use cases come in all shapes and sizes–from very large organizations that have migrated to Scylla from some other database to start-ups that use us coming out the gates.

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Feb11

Scylla Summit 2019 Training Day, a Recap

Our training day at last year’s Scylla Summit had our biggest classes to date. With having all the material available online at Scylla University, hands-on exercises and quiz questions, trainees were able to sharpen their Scylla and NoSQL skills.

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Feb6

We’re Honored to Receive the InfoWorld 2020 Technology of the Year Award

InfoWorld editors conducted independent research into various information technology domains and recognized 12 leading technologies for their 2020 Technology of the Year awards. This award is a result of the hard work we have put into our database over the years.

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Feb4

FireEye: Providing Real-Time Threat Analysis using a Graph Database

FireEye is a NASDAQ-traded cybersecurity firm that offers a broad portfolio ranging from a robust enterprise threat intelligence platform, hardware appliances to managed defenses and security consulting. Its customers span the gamut from global telecommunications giants to healthcare providers, universities to research facilities, financial institutions to school systems, municipalities, states, and government ministries. In such an environment, where being wrong only once can lead to damaging and even dangerous breaches, security analytics must keep up with the velocity and volume of the threats faced at Internet scale. At Scylla Summit 2019, Rahul Gaikwad and Krishna Palati of the FireEye Threat […]

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Jan29

Scylla Manager 2.0

Scylla Manager Release Note

Scylla Manager is a centralized cluster administration and recurrent tasks automation tool. Manager 2.0 brings two major features to the Scylla Manager: Recurrent Backups to AWS S3 and Scylla Manager Agent

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Jan28

Scylla Cloud Updates for January 2020 

You can now choose where you can deploy your Scylla Cloud database — via your Scylla Cloud account, or in your own AWS account. Deploying in your own AWS account allows you to keep all Scylla resources in your own account, with your own AWS pricing, and your own company policies and geographic regulation.

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Jan23

Fanatics: Using Scylla for Online Order Capture

The remedy to these pain points was Scylla. “Just moving one use case [cart mutations] to Scylla this year we got a huge benefit out of it.” They cut the cluster size from 55 Cassandra nodes to 12 nodes of Scylla, dramatically reducing their EC2 bill.

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Jan21

Scylla Open Source Release 3.2

Scylla Open Source Release Notes

Scylla Open Source 3.2 brings major new features including IPv6 support, CQL GROUP BY and LIKE operations, open range deletions, other CQL enhancements, Zstandard compression, and stability improvements. Scylla 3.2 also includes major new experimental features, like Lightweight Transactions (LWT). Change Data Capture (CDC) and an Amazon DynamoDB Compatible API

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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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