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ScyllaDB Raises $10M to Build Out Cassandra Database Replacement

By Sean Michael Kerner     Feedback

NoSQL database vendor raises new funds to improve Big Data technology.

NoSQL database startup ScyllaDB announced on April 25 that it has raised $10 million in a Series C round of funding.

The new funding round was led by TLV Partners and included that participation of Bessemer Venture Partners, Qualcomm Ventures, Magma Venture Partners, and Western Digital. Total funding to date for ScyllaDB now stands at $35 million.

ScyllaDB had previously raised $16 million in its Series B round back in March 2017.

"Organizations are looking for their development teams to spend less time on the database and more time focused on their business," Dor Laor, CEO of ScyllaDB, stated. "We will continue to add more functionality to our product set, and later this year we will launch our database-as-a-service offering as the next logical step for our high-performance NoSQL database."

ScyllaDB was originally known as Cloudius Systems and re-branded itself as ScyllaDB in September 2015. The goal with ScyllaDB was to create a "drop-in" replacement for the widely deployed Apache Cassandra NoSQL database, while providing improved scalability, stability and performance.

"Beyond its distinct performance advantages, Scylla is unique in its ability to fully exploit available hardware resources, leading to a dramatic reduction in TCO," Shahar Tzafrir of TLV Partners stated. "That's one of the reasons so many organizations are migrating to Scylla from Cassandra, MySQL, Hbase, MongoDB, Redis and others."

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Among the recent product enhancements from the company is the Scylla Manager feature in the Scylla Enterprise editions. The promise of Scylla Manager is that it helps to automate tasks and provides a centralized cluster administration.

"Our release of Scylla Manager is another step towards the autonomous database," Laor stated. "By automating replica synchronization and healing, it saves users from the burden of scheduling repair."

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at EnterpriseAppsToday and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

This article was originally published on April 26, 2018
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