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How to NoSQL with Scylla, the Cassandra-Successor with Extreme Performance

Avi Kivity, Chief Technical Officer, ScyllaDB

Free beer & drinks, junk food, swag and more!

A Database Month event

In this session, you will learn how to use Scylla, the new open-source NoSQL database that succeeds Cassandra. Scylla applies new systems programming techniques to a horizontally scalable NoSQL column-store design that results in extreme performance improvements; capable of 1 million requests per second per node, with < 1msec P99 latency. Scylla also provides drop-in replacement compatibility with Apache Cassandra, as well as inheriting its scaling properties.

The Scylla design is based on a modern shared-nothing approach that eliminates the performance bottlenecks of existing NoSQL servers by running multiple engines, one per core, each with its own memory, CPU and multi-queue NIC. Scylla storage operates via asynchronous I/O through a fully-owned cache to bypass the OS page cache, and has its own task scheduler and IO scheduler as well.

Scylla leverages the best of Cassandra by mimicking its gossip protocol, flexible replication, multi-datacenter redundancy and Apache Spark integration. To simplify its manageability, Scylla automatically tunes ram, cache and admin tasks such as repair compaction, providing consistently predictable latency. Scylla is an open-source project under the GNU AGPL license.

Avi Kivity, Chief Technical Officer, ScyllaDB

Avi Kivity, CTO of ScyllaDB, is most-widely known for being the founder of the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) project, the hypervisor underlying many production clouds. Prior to Avi's role as CTO of ScyllaDB, he has worked for Qumranet and Red Hat as KVM maintainer until December 2012.

Swag giveaway + food/drinks at 6:30pm
Power-Networking at 6:35pm 
Presentation starts at 6:40pm

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  • Eric David B.

    Video of this event is on

    July 21, 2016

  • Mason K Yu J.


    Scylla uses the latest generation of processor
    frameworks. I would imagine that for a 16
    core CPU that there are 16 Scylla instances.
    If I have a motherboard with 200 Gb of ECC
    DDR4 memory, each Scylla instance will
    only view 12.5 Gb ??? But there has to be room
    for the JVM as well and for the OS(Linux).


    - Mason

    June 7, 2016

    • Mason K Yu J.


      June 8, 2016

    • Mason K Yu J.

      Spark is to Cassandra as Flink is to Scylla !!

      June 8, 2016

  • Steve C.


    1 · June 8, 2016

  • Donald S.

    Will there be a live broadcast on Facebook or YouTube? Maybe upload video of the event for those who are not able to attend? That would be extremely helpful!

    5 · May 26, 2016

    • Marianne T.

      I'm delayed and won't be there. Video would be very helpful. Thanks.

      June 7, 2016

  • Brian M.

    I am unable to make it. Someone else will benefit from my loss.

    June 7, 2016

  • Jeffrey Z.

    This is at 6:30p ET right? My Gmail seems to think it's at 2:30p this afternoon for some reason.

    June 7, 2016

    • Dor L.

      It's 6:30pm ET. Your Gmail is wrong ;)

      June 7, 2016

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