Scylla Reviews

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February 12, 2021
Kirk Morales | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Scylla is used by our engineering team as a foundational datastore for our production platform. It allows us to store and retrieve profiles with minimal latency, allowing us to serve superior personalized experiences quickly on customers' websites. With multiple high-volume microservices depending on this data at the same time, Scylla allows us to consistently deliver on low latency promises.
  • Low-latency reads
  • CQL has a familiar syntax
  • Parity with Cassandra
  • Practical features
  • Better documentation for best practices (e.g., how to effectively use connection pooling)
Scylla is well suited for high-throughput scenarios where keyed data must be read or written with consistently low latency. It's less appropriate for use cases requiring relational queries, secondary indexes, or more structured data sets.
The Scylla cloud support team is incredibly responsive and proactive.
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What is Scylla?

Scylla is presented as a highly available, scalable, performant NoSQL database. Scylla is generally used as a key-value store or wide-column model database.

Close-to-the-Hardware Design — Scylla uses an asynchronous, non-blocking design that takes advantage of modern hardware architecture. It provides throughput for taxing workloads.

Consistent, Low Latencies — Scylla’s underlying architecture enables it to deliver P99 latencies in the low single-digit milliseconds, even under extreme load. Maintenance operations do not slow performance.

Self-Optimizing — Scylla has a unified cache and self-optimizes its performance, removing complexity from the system. Written in C++, it does not require JVM tuning.

Highly Scalable — Scylla scales both horizontally and vertically. It can scale out to hundreds of nodes and its shard-per-core shared-nothing architecture scales up to take advantage of multi-core servers.

Low Total Cost of Ownership — Scylla makes full use of hardware infrastructure to minimize node count and reduce administrative overhead.

DBaaS — Scylla Cloud is a managed Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS). It runs on AWS and is certified for use in AWS Outposts, and now has a beta for GCP.

API Compatible with Apache Cassandra and Amazon DynamoDB

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Scylla Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
  • Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
  • Entry-level set up fee?No

Scylla Support Options

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Scylla Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Linux
Mobile Application:No