Scylla NoSQL Case Studies​

Scylla is trusted by companies from AdGear to Zenly for their real-time big data applications. Our use cases span a wide variety of industries that require a highly performant NoSQL database.

“The excellent performance of ScyllaDB means we can save lots of money adopting ScyllaDB against other NoSQL databases.”

Kuyul Noh & Junghyun Park

With Scylla, there’s no JVM so cutting out those problems from the list and just having to configure things properly for a Cassandra-type system or a Dynamo-type system is great.

Keith Lohnes and David Pitera, Software Engineers, IBM

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…with Scylla you’ve got open source development methodology providing that very fast delivery so you’ve got the best of today’s worlds.”

Frank Ober, Solutions Architect, Intel

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The best thing about Scylla so far, apart from the performance out of the box, is the team that is very supportive and helpful.”

Miguel Martinez Pedreira, Computer Engineer, CERN

“We have been using Scylla in production for around 5 months now. Some of our microservices have 99-tile latencies in the ~5 milliseconds, thanks to Scylla 🙂 We are getting great performance at a fraction of the cost.”

Soumya Simanta
Architect, Ola Cabs

It’s critical we have a system we can trust, that’s efficient and that maintains consistent low latencies.

Alexys Jacob, CTO, Numberly

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We’re able to achieve 10X performance improvements with Scylla at a fraction of the cost.

Vijay Velusamy, Senior Director, Comcast

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We needed an aggregation store that’s high throughput, low latency and low overhead. That’s where Scylla comes in.

Aravind Srinivasan, Engineering Lead, Grab

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“If you’re considering moving from Cassandra to Scylla, I don’t know what’s holding you back!”

Martin Strycek, Engineering Manager, Kiwi.com

“From Scylla, compared to our Cassandra deployment, we’re using about half the amount of hardware. We get lower latencies that are also much more predictable, which is perfect for our use case.”

David Haguenauer, Software Engineer – Data, AdGear

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What Cassandra can do with 600 nodes, Scylla can do with 60.

Murukesh Mohanan, Yahoo! Japan

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“Had we known beforehand how well it was going to work, we would have obviously made the switch even sooner!”

Kevaughn Bullock, Application Architect, SteelHouse

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See what people like best about Scylla from a variety of NoSQL use cases.

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“We can now focus on creating new features for our users instead of babysitting Cassandra.”

Rafał Furmański, Head of Web Services, Opera

“There is no comparison. Scylla is way better than Cassandra.”

Clemence Saussez, Production Engineer, Zenly

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“Since Scylla tunes itself to the workload, we just set the host IP, cluster name, seeds, and let it go.”

Hang Chan, Site Reliability Engineer, Dstillery

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“The system requires less management and configuration to keep it running. Scylla just runs smoothly and with minimal configuration.”

Amit Ziv-Kenet, Backend Tech Lead, Augury

“We have observed a huge reduction in read latency by migrating from Cassandra to Scylla which enabled us to easily meet our SLAs.”

Andrew Katz
CTO & Founder, mParticle

“What I like most about Scylla is the latency it gives us, no matter what traffic is, no matter what happens it’s just a straight line. No spikes, no weird behaviors.”

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“I’ve worked with BigTable, Redis, Postgres and DynamoDB. Compared to all of these Scylla provides very low latencies and has been inexpensive and easy to deploy.”

Rohit Saboo, ML Infrastructure Lead, Nauto

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We evaluated Cassandra and Dynamo. We found Scylla had the best performance for the TCO and without vendor lock-in.

Sam Kenkel, DevOps Lead, Meshify

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“After running a production cluster of Scylla for a year, I just cannot stress this enough; I sleep very well without worrying that something might go wrong.”

Meraj Rasool, DevOps Lead, SkyElectric

Compose, an IBM company, allows developers to get production-ready databases in minutes. Developers can choose the best OSS database technologies to power their applications and let Compose do the heavy lifting behind the scenes.

“When we heard of a Cassandra drop-in-replacement we were skeptics. But very quickly we found it is all true—not only were the latency and GC issues completely gone, better hardware utilization allowed us to shrink the cluster size by half!”

Gabriel Mizrahi
CTO, Investing.com

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Scylla is the ideal database for IOT in the industry right now.

Doug Stuns, Scylla Architect, GPS Insight

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It worked out of the box. We didn’t have to tune anything. It was all just easy.

Derek Ramsey, Software Engineering Manager, Sensaphone

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“With Scylla, we’re seeing better performance, saving a lot of money, getting great support, and there’s no more JVM”

Felipe Moz, Big Data Engineer, Natura

“Since Scylla did very well out of the box, we ended up spending a lot of time on other databases—mainly Hbase and Cassandra—to make them more comparable to Scylla. But of course we failed miserably. They still don’t perform as well as Scylla.”

Ted Chang and Chin Huang

Instinctive.io supplies a best-in-class marketing platform for publishers and advertisers and is the first provider of native content and native advertising to shift toward transacting on attention.
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“By adopting Scylla, we’ve completely side-stepped garbage collection and other issues that were interfering with the real-time nature of our application.”

Ken Peng, Backend Specialist, Tantan

Scylla enabled us to maintain our same responsiveness for a scale ten, a hundred times as large as what Redis could handle.

Kyle Rudy, Sr. Software Engineer, IMVU

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“To be honest, I’ve spent zero time trying to figure out what’s going on. Scylla just works.”

Ophir Horn, Head of Engineering, TellusLabs

Building a platform means building an API to go with it and building an API means managing the keys to that API efficiently. Kirk Morales, CEO at Hyver, has used ScyllaDB to solve this tricky problem and in this Compose Write Stuff article, he shows how you can too.
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“Even if the performance were only as good as Cassandra, and in fact it’s much better, Scylla would still be a significant improvement.”

Jonathan Ness, CEO, Veramine

“It is fast. We have started to get used to seeing latencies in the microseconds as opposed to milliseconds.”

Henrik Johansson
Senior Developer, Eniro

“Thanks to Scylla’s superior performance over Cassandra we saved operational and capital costs. More than a year in production, Scylla is serving 600,000 requests per second.”

FengLin (MengYe Shen), Mogujie

“Scylla reduced our latency to a level of single digit millisecond without changing a single line of code.”

Terry Ma
Software Engineer, Musical.ly

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“We have a 47-node cluster across 5 data centers. With ScyllaDB we were able to reduce hardware cost and achieve great throughput and latency. Had we used Apache Cassandra for the same use case, we estimated that the cluster would have been at least twice as large.”

Andrew Sweeney, VP of Engineering at AppNexus

“One of my favorite aspects about Scylla is how it’s written. It’s self-tuning and looks at the hardware and that saves administrators time greatly. And you get a product that does what it’s supposed to do without having to be a leading authority on the topic.”

Joshi Fullop

Snapfish

“(My favorite thing about Scylla is) The number of concurrent operations that can be processed—meaning how quickly we can do the work we need to do.”

Brent Williams, Engineer, Snapfish

“Real-Time Bidding (RTB) is highly sensitive to latency. Scylla’s multi-region deployment provides the latency we need, combined with high throughput per node.”

Eugene Yusim
Director of Engineering, Storygize

“Compared to other distributed database management systems, Scylla allows us to run operations in a fraction of the time. As a result, we have kept our cluster healthy, our latency low, and our clients happy.”

Noam Hasson
Big Data Team Leader, Kenshoo

“I like dealing with Scylla as a company. The employees have been extremely friendly. They’ve been very approachable, very easy to talk to.”

Brian Hawkins, Engineer, Proofpoint

“In short, Scylla rocks….It does exactly what we need (distribute a Cassandra load) runs very fast, and allows us to generate reports against historical data without waiting a month. Still using it. Still going to use it. Love it.”

Mac Smith
Linux Developer, CPI Card Group

“Scylla’s low latency allows us to respond to real-time bids faster than ever before. We are already using Scylla on production on 3 different GCE regions, and plan to use it for more use cases soon.”

Stéphane Dugelay
CTO, Mediarithmics

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