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Dec21

Scylla Summit 2018 Keynote: Four Years of Scylla

Dor Laor at Scylla Summit 2018

Now that the dust has settled from our Scylla Summit 2018 user conference, we’re glad for the chance to share the content with those who couldn’t make the trip to the Bay Area. We’ll start with the keynote from our CEO and Co-founder, Dor Laor, who kicked off the event with his talk about the past, present and future of Scylla. Watch the video in full: Browse the slides:  See our related Tech Talks page Dor began with an overview of the trends in the industry and first and foremost, digital transformation. Sticking to the down-to-earth, practical culture at ScyllaDB, Dor covered real life […]

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Dec19

Scylla and Confluent Integration for IoT Deployments

Worry-Free Ingestion: Flow Control of Writes in Scylla

  The Internet is not just connecting people around the world. Through the Internet of Things (IoT), it is also connecting humans to the machines all around us and directly connecting machines to other machines. In this blog post we’ll share an emerging machine-to-machine (M2M) architecture pattern in which MQTT, Apache Kafka and Scylla all work together to provide an end-to-end IoT solution. We’ll also provide demo code so you can try it out for yourself.   IoT Scale IoT is a fast-growing market, already known to be over $1.2 trillion in 2017 and anticipated to grow to over $6.5 trillion […]

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Dec15

SaaS vs OSS – Fight or flight, round #2

To quote Bob Dylan, “the times they are a changin’.” Microsoft loves Linux, IBM buys Red Hat, RedisLabs changes their module license to Commons Clause, Mongo invents Server Side Public License (SSPL) and moves from AGPL, AWS open sources Firecracker and releases a Kafka service, and the hot news from Friday, Confluent changes its license for components of the Confluent Platform from Apache 2.0 to the Confluent Community License. A few weeks ago I wrote about MongoDB’s SSPL, which is similar to Confluent’s new license. You could say the Confluent Community License is to the Apache license as MongoDB SSPL […]

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Dec13

Going Head-to-Head: Scylla vs Amazon DynamoDB

Going Head-to-Head: Scylla vs Amazon DynamoDB

“And now for our main event! Ladies and gentlemen, in this corner, weighing in at 34% of the cloud infrastructure market, the reigning champion and leader of the public cloud…. Amazon!” Amazon has unparalleled expertise at maximizing scalability and availability for a vast array of customers using a plethora of software products. While Amazon offers software products like DynamoDB, it’s database-as-a-service is only one of their many offerings. “In the other corner is today’s challenger — young, lightning quick and boasting low-level Big Data expertise… ScyllaDB!” Unlike Amazon, our company focuses exclusively on creating the best database for distributed data […]

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Dec11

Scylla Manager 1.3 Release Announcement

Scylla Manager Release

The Scylla Enterprise team is pleased to announce the release of Scylla Manager 1.3, a production-ready release of Scylla Manager for Scylla Enterprise customers. Scylla Manager 1.3 adds a new Health Check, which works as follows.. Scylla nodes are already reporting on their status through “nodetool status” and via Scylla Monitoring Stack dashboards; but in some cases, it is not enough. A node might report an Up-Normal (UN) status, while in fact, it is slow or not responding to CQL requests. This might be a result of an internal problem in the node, or an external issue (for example, a […]

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Dec4

Worry-Free Ingestion: Flow Control of Writes in Scylla

Worry-Free Ingestion: Flow Control of Writes in Scylla

This blog post is based on a talk I gave last month at the third annual Scylla Summit in San Francisco. It explains how Scylla ensures that ingestion of data proceeds as quickly as possible, but not quicker. It looks into the existing flow-control mechanism for tables without materialized views, and into the new mechanism for tables with materialized views, which is introduced in Scylla Open Source 3.0. Introduction In this post we look into ingestion of data into a Scylla cluster. What happens when we make a large volume of update (write) requests? We would like the ingestion to […]

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Nov28

Scylla and Elasticsearch Part One: Making the (Use) Case for Both

Scylla and Elasticsearch

Full text search is required in many human-facing applications, such as where users need to interact with a datastore to retrieve and insert data based on partial, wildcard information, spell correction and autocompletion. Additional benefits of full text search is the ability to retrieve multiple results sorted by their relevance. Lucene, the common parent to Solr and Elasticsearch The most popular textual search engine in the market is Lucene. It is used by Solr, Elasticsearch, Lucidworks and other text search tools. Lucene is a great search engine. It is extremely fast, stable, and you probably can’t get much better than […]

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Nov21

Scylla Enterprise 2018.1.7 Release Announcement

Scylla Enterprise Release

The ScyllaDB team is pleased to announce the release of Scylla Enterprise 2018.1.7, a production-ready Scylla Enterprise minor release. Scylla Enterprise 2018.1.7 is a feature and bug fix release for the 2018.1 branch, the latest stable branch of Scylla Enterprise. More about Scylla Enterprise here. Scylla Enterprise 2018.1.7 introduces in-memory tables. The new feature, exclusive to the Scylla Enterprise release, allows a Scylla Enterprise developer to define a table as in-memory. In-memory tables use both RAM and persistent storage to store SSTables, thus providing lower, more consistent read latency compared to on-disk storage. Developers should use in-memory tables only for […]

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Nov20

See you at AWS re:Invent 2018!

See you at AWS re:Invent 2018!

Are you planning to attend AWS re:Invent 2018? We’d love to see you! Stop by booth #1910 in the Expo Hall at the Venetian to talk with our solution engineers, learn about Scylla, play our fun iPad game and pick up some cool Sea Monster swag. Our solutions engineers will be on hand for live demos. See for yourself how Scylla uses as little as three i3.metal instances to do millions of transactions per second at single-digit millisecond p99 latencies. We will also demo Scylla Manager, a smart way to control and manage a Scylla cluster and maintain a high […]

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Nov15

Honoring Our Users at the Scylla Summit

There’s nothing we enjoy more than seeing the creative and impressive things our users are doing with Scylla. With that in mind, we presented our Scylla User Awards at last week’s Scylla Summit, where we brought the winners up on stage for a big round of applause and bestowed them with commemorative trophies. I’m glad to share the winners here, along with a few notes on their use of Scylla. Most Interesting Technical Use Case: Nauto Nauto makes our roads safer. The company’s devices are deployed to fleet vehicles to monitor driver performance and help reduce risky behaviors. Nauto uses […]

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