There are loads of open supply databases on the market, and ScyllaDB, a NoSQL selection, is seeking to differentiate itself by attracting none apart from Amazon customers. At this time, it introduced a DynamoDB migration software to assist Amazon prospects transfer to its product.
It’s a daring transfer, however Scylla, which has a free open supply product together with paid variations, has all the time had a penchant for going after greater gamers. It has had a software to assist transfer Cassandra customers to ScyllaDB for a while.
CEO Dor Laor says DynamoDB prospects can now additionally migrate present code with little modification. “When you’re utilizing DynamoDB at the moment, you’ll nonetheless be utilizing the identical drivers and the identical consumer code. The truth is, you don’t want to switch your consumer code one bit. You simply must redirect entry to a distinct IP deal with operating Scylla,” Laor instructed TechCrunch.
He says that the rationale prospects would need to swap to Scylla is as a result of it affords a quicker and cheaper expertise by using the hardware extra effectively. Which means firms can run the identical workloads on fewer machines, and do it quicker, which finally ought to translate to decrease prices.
The corporate additionally introduced a $25 million Sequence C extension led by Eight Roads Ventures. Present buyers Bessemer Enterprise Companions, Magma Enterprise Companions, Qualcomm Ventures and TLV Companions additionally participated. Scylla has raised a complete of $60 million, based on the corporate.
The startup has been round for six years and prospects embody Comcast, GE, IBM and Samsung. Laor says that Comcast went from operating Cassandra on 400 machines to operating the identical workloads with Scylla on simply 60.
Laor is taking part in the lengthy recreation within the database market, and it’s not about taking over Cassandra, DynamoDB or some other particular person product. “Our essential purpose is to be the default NoSQL database the place if somebody has large information, real-time workloads, they’ll take into consideration us first, and we are going to turn into the default.”