Renegotiating the Boundary Between Database Latency and Consistency with ScyllaDB

With the increasing complexity of modern distributed systems, concerns around latency, availability, and consistency have come to the forefront. In response, a new generation of distributed databases is taking over: databases capable of harnessing the power and capabilities of the multi-cloud ecosystem. This new generation of distributed databases is challenging many of the traditional tradeoffs between relational and non-relational models.

This webinar explores the technologies and trends behind this new generation of distributed databases, then takes a technical deep dive into one example: ScyllaDB. ScyllaDB was built specifically for extreme low latencies, but has recently increased consistency by implementing the Raft consensus protocol. Engineers share how they are implementing a low-latency architecture, and how strongly consistent topology and schema changes enable highly reliable and safe systems, without sacrificing low-latency characteristics.



Tzach Livyatan, VP of Product at ScyllaDB
Tzach has a B.A. and MSc in Computer Science and has had a long year career in development, system engineering and product management.
Konstantin Osipov, Software Team Lead at ScyllaDB
Kostja is a well-known expert in the DBMS world, spending most of his career developing open-source DBMS including Tarantool and MySQL. At ScyllaDB his focus is transaction support and synchronous replication.