Scylla: four ways to optimize your disk space consumption

We recently had to face free disk space outages on some of our scylla clusters and we learnt some very interesting things while outlining some improvements that could be made to the ScyllaDB guys. 100% disk space usage? First of all I wanted to give a bit of a heads up about what happened when […]

py3status v3.17

I’m glad to announce a new (awaited) release of py3status featuring support for the sway window manager which allows py3status to enter the wayland environment! Updated configuration and custom modules paths detection The configuration section of the documentation explains the updated detection of the py3status configuration file (with respect of XDG_CONFIG environment variables): ~/.config/py3status/config ~/.config/i3status/config […]

Authenticating and connecting to a SSL enabled Scylla cluster using Spark 2

This quick article is a wrap up for reference on how to connect to ScyllaDB using Spark 2 when authentication and SSL are enforced for the clients on the Scylla cluster. We encountered multiple problems, even more since we distribute our workload using a YARN cluster so that our worker nodes should have everything they […]

A botspot story

I felt like sharing a recent story that allowed us identify a bot in a haystack thanks to Scylla.   The scenario While working on loading up 2B+ of rows into Scylla from Hive (using Spark), we noticed a strange behaviour in the performances of one of our nodes:   So we started wondering why […]