Latest ScyllaDB Database Release Addresses Legacy NoSQL Challenges

ScyllaDB V is the latest evolution of the company’s “fast and scalable” NoSQL database built for data-intensive applications that require high performance and low latency. ScyllaDB V brings a host of performance, resilience, and elasticity enhancements that would help gamechanging companies power instantaneous experiences with their massive datasets.

Dor Laor, CEO and co-founder of ScyllaDB.
“ScyllaDB V marks an inflection point in the evolution of NoSQL,” said Dor Laor, CEO and co-founder of ScyllaDB.

These innovations for extreme scale are ScyllaDB’s next step in resolving longstanding challenges of legacy NoSQL databases. ScyllaDB V enables real-time performance from gigabyte to petabyte scale.

Leading businesses throughout the world, including as Comcast, Palo Alto Networks, Disney+ Hotstar, Starbucks, Discord, and Instacart, use ScyllaDB to power high demand workloads. Its all-out, shared-nothing strategy would result in excellent performance. The company claims that ScyllaDB V builds on years of ground-breaking development and battle-tested releases to achieve its successes.

According to ScyllaDB, their NoSQL database is specially designed to take advantage of ongoing hardware advancements. According to ScyllaDB, the infrastructure today is fundamentally different from that of when legacy NoSQL databases were created more than ten years ago. Nowadays, businesses may access servers with a growing number of vCPUs, RAM, I/O, and quick NVMe storage. The underlying hardware is successfully shielded from legacy NoSQL databases, but ScyllaDB would take full use of advancements in processor, memory, network, and storage technologies to enhance performance and utilize less infrastructure. In the end, this would mean less administrative work and a reduced TCO.

“We not only anticipated this shift; we architected for it from the start,” said Dor Laor, CEO and co-founder of ScyllaDB. “That’s why we’re so uniquely well-poised to tap the power of new technology such as AWS I4is and Nitro SSD storage. ScyllaDB V marks an inflection point in the evolution of NoSQL – away from its roots in cloud-nascent infrastructure, and towards the future of low-latency, real-time distributed systems.”

Schema and Data Conflicts, Cluster Capacity

ScyllaDB V represents a series of releases across ScyllaDB Open Source, Enterprise, and Cloud (DBaaS) that focus on NoSQL innovations for extreme scale. ScyllaDB Open Source 5.0 is the first milestone for ScyllaDB V. The 5.0 release will be introduced this month.

To sum up, highlights of ScyllaDB V would include:

  • Strong, immediate consistency – for schema updates, topology changes, tables and indexes, and more. This would eliminate schema and data conflicts, enable rapid and safe increases in cluster capacity, and provide a leap forward in manageability. These capabilities are based on a new underlying Raft consensus protocol implementation.
  • AWS EC2 I4i support – with 2X the throughput (and lower latency) vs. i3 instances, according to ScyllaDB.
  • New IO model and scheduler – provide fine-tuned balancing of backend database operations and read/write requests based on the disk’s capabilities – boosting throughput, reducing latency, and minimizing the impact of admin operations.
  • A fully asynchronous Rust driver – that will serve as a unified platform for other drivers going forward.
  • WebAssembly for user-defined functions – which means that creating a UDF is as easy as providing its source code represented in WebAssembly Text Format.