KVM creators unveil speedy Cassandra competitor

Two of the developers behind the KVM and OSv projects have now released and open-sourced a direct replacement for the Apache Cassandra NoSQL database that they say is an order of magnitude faster.

ScyllaDB is meant as a substitute for Cassandra in the same way that MariaDB can be swapped in for MySQL without blinking. ScyllaDB is written in C++ as opposed to Cassandra’s Java, and its creators, Avi Kivity and Dor Laor, claim its sharded architecture provides the kinds of parallelism and speed-up on a single computer that was previously only available in a cluster.

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Author: Maria Dehn

Maria Dehn is a Writer at OpenStackServers.com. She has held editorial management positions for numerous print and Web publications. She has more than 17 years of Information Technologies and journalism experience and has written many books on cloud computing. She can be reached at [email protected]

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