Scylla provides best-in-class NoSQL database with top-notch support
February 12, 2021

Scylla provides best-in-class NoSQL database with top-notch support

Kirk Morales | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Scylla

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)
  • Addresses latency requirements of our platform
Scylla has a quick learning curve (same as Cassandra) compared to other proprietary solutions like BigTable. It supports higher throughput and lower latency that other NoSQL databases like MongoDB, which sacrifice those features for more flexibility and unique features.

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Very easy-to-understand syntax--uses CQL (same as Cassandra), which has many similarities to standard SQL. There are some gotchas, however, that must be known during schema development.
The Scylla cloud support team is incredibly responsive and proactive.
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.

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