Scylla with Dor Laor


January 13th, 2021

31 mins 47 secs

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About this Episode

Eric Anderson (@ericmander) and Dor Laor (@DorLaor) go under the hood of Scylla, the open-source NoSQL database designed for low latency and high throughput in big data applications. Dor and his team have reimplemented Apache Cassandra in C++ from scratch, with additional compatibility for DynamoDB. In today’s episode, Dor shares details on the exciting work coming out of ScyllaDB, including Seastar, their open-source C++ framework. Also, check out Scylla Summit 2021 to learn what’s next for Scylla.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Enabling Scylla to “gain control” by implementing Apache Cassandra in C++
  • How Dor and his co-founder were ahead of the curve with their vision for virtualization
  • Scylla’s unique shard-per-core architecture
  • Working with distributed teams, even before the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The growing significance of separating the interface from the engine in open-source
  • Learn about Project Circe, which is being featured at Scylla Summit 2021 right now


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