Lightweight Transactions in Scylla versus Apache Cassandra

Presented by

Konstantin Osipov, Software Team Leader, ScyllaDB, Tzach Livyatan, VP of Product, ScyllaDB

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Lightweight transactions (LWT) has been a long anticipated feature for Scylla. Join Scylla VP of Product Tzach Livyatan and Software Team Lead Konstantin Osipov for a webinar introducing the Scylla implementation of LWT, a feature that brings strong consistency to our NoSQL database. This webinar covers the tradeoffs typically made between database consistency, availability and latency; how to use lightweight transactions in Scylla; the similarities and differences between Scylla’s Paxos implementation and Cassandra’s, and what it all means to users. Join this webinar to learn: - The advantages and disadvantages of various consistency options - Scylla lightweight transactions: syntax and semantics - A design and implementation overview, changes in Paxos - Performance comparisons with Apache Cassandra - Scylla’s future roadmap for LWT beyond Paxos

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