Traditional relational databases provide strong consistency, but they can be difficult to scale. Non-relational databases scale more easily, but generally offer less strict consistency guarantees. A new class of database, known as NewSQL, promises both strong consistency and the ability to scale.

In this webinar, hosted by ScyllaDB developer evangelist Avishai Ish Shalom, we compare NoSQL and NewSQL databases. We examine the significant architectural differences between the two, tradeoffs between availability, scalable performance and consistency, data models, and other considerations. We also share benchmark results to display the performance implications of NoSQL versus NewSQL.

For this purpose we compare Scylla with best-in-class NewSQL database CockroachDB.

By watching this webinar you’ll get:

  • An overview of NoSQL and NewSQL
  • Highlight of architectural differences between NoSQL and NewSQL
  • Tradeoffs between scalable performance and consistency in NoSQL and NewSQL
  • YCSB Benchmark results for Scylla and CockroachDB



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Avishai Ish-Shalom, Developer Advocate at ScyllaDB
“In a world where anything has an API, everything is a software problem.” This insight has guided Avishai Ish-Shalom throughout his diverse career working on improving the complex socio-technical systems that create an operate modern software and promoting the use of Mathematics in system design and operations. Spending 15 years in various software fields and capacities, Avishai served as Engineer in Residence in Aleph VC and engineering manager at, co-founded Fewbytes, and consulted with many other companies on software operations, reliability, design and culture.

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