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What is Scylla?

Real-time big data database, with scale-up performance of 1,000,000 IOPS per node, scale-out to 100s of nodes and 99 latency of less than 1 msec.
Scylla is a tool in the Databases category of a tech stack.
Scylla is an open source tool with 5.4K GitHub stars and 629 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Scylla's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Scylla?

16 companies reportedly use Scylla in their tech stacks, including Investing.com, Dstillery, and Yieldbot.

7 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Scylla.

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Why developers like Scylla?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Scylla
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Scylla Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Scylla in their tech stack.


ScyllaDB provides all of the goodies of Apache Cassandra, including HA, multiDC, replication sharding and so forth. The implementation is in C++ and the internal design is better and thus it achieves 10X the throughput, low 99% latency and more scylladb

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Scylla Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Scylla?
Partitioning means that Cassandra can distribute your data across multiple machines in an application-transparent matter. Cassandra will automatically repartition as machines are added and removed from the cluster. Row store means that like relational databases, Cassandra organizes data by rows and columns. The Cassandra Query Language (CQL) is a close relative of SQL.
Redis is an open source, BSD licensed, advanced key-value store. It is often referred to as a data structure server since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets.
Aerospike is an open-source, modern database built from the ground up to push the limits of flash storage, processors and networks. It was designed to operate with predictable low latency at high throughput with uncompromising reliability – both high availability and ACID guarantees.
The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.
PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system that supports an extended subset of the SQL standard, including transactions, foreign keys, subqueries, triggers, user-defined types and functions.
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Scylla's Stats

Scylla's Followers
15 developers follow Scylla to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
Gabriel Mizrahi
Himansu Sekhar
Peter Corless
Dor Laor
Pete Doyle