The open source SycllaDB NoSQL database continues to gain new features and users as it ramps up its plans for 2021.
At the Scylla Summit 2021 virtual event which ran from Jan. 12-14, ScyllaDB CEO Dor Laor shared new features and the roadmap for the NoSQL database’s future.
A key part of ScyllaDB’s roadmap is Project Circe, a yearlong initiative that aims to bring new performance and consistency to the database. The Summit was also highlighted by multiple users that outlined their ScyllaDB deployments, including Ticketmaster, Expedia Group, Zillow and GE Healthcare.
ScyllaDB NoSQL at Expedia
ScyllaDB is an open source NoSQL database that is positioned as a drop-in replacement for the Apache Cassandra database. It is that use case that attracted Expedia Group to ScyllaDB. Expedia Group is one of the world’s largest travel platforms and uses Apache Cassandra for many of its applications.
In a user session on Jan. 13, Expedia developers explained why they moved some of their workloads to ScyllaDB.
Singaram Ragunathan, data architect at Expedia Group, explained during the session that Cassandra, while powerful, comes with challenges. He noted that in his experience it takes a significant amount of time and effort as well