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Monday, November 4
 

8:00am PST

Check-in & Breakfast
Check in to get your badge and enjoy a bagel breakfast.


Monday November 4, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Market Foyer, 3rd Floor

9:00am PST

Welcome and Introduction to Scylla - Advanced Track
Speakers
avatar for Eyal Gutkind

Eyal Gutkind

VP of Solutions, ScyllaDB
Eyal Gutkind is a solution architect for Scylla. Prior to Scylla Eyal held product management roles at Mirantis and DataStax. Prior to DataStax Eyal spent 12 years with Mellanox Technologies in various engineering management and product marketing roles. Eyal holds a BSc. degree in... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 9:00am - 9:15am PST
Market, 3rd Floor

9:00am PST

Welcome and Introduction to Scylla - Basic Track
Speakers
avatar for Tomer Sandler

Tomer Sandler

Customer Success Manager, ScyllaDB
Tomer Sandler joined ScyllaDB as a solution architect after a 12-year career in SW Quality Engineering, mostly in storage and telecom lawful interception domains. Prior to ScyllaDB, Tomer held various QA management roles at Dell EMC, leading a group of QA engineers and information... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 9:00am - 9:15am PST
Mission I&II, 4th Floor

9:00am PST

Self-Paced Learning with Scylla University

Learn at their own pace using Scylla University. There will be an expert present to answer questions. 


Speakers
avatar for Laura Novich

Laura Novich

Technical Writer Manager, ScyllaDB
Laura has 15 years of documentation experience for start-ups and fortune 500 companies alike. Before joining ScyllaDB, Laura was a technical writer at Verint Systems and Red Hat where she documented for the KVM and Fedora projects. She is passionate about open source projects, innovation... Read More →
avatar for Maheedar Gunturu

Maheedar Gunturu

Solutions Architect, ScyllaDB
Prior to ScyllaDB, Maheedhar held senior roles both in engineering and sales organizations. He has over a decade of experience designing & developing server-side applications in the cloud and working on big data and ETL frameworks in companies such as Samsung, MapR, Apple, VoltDB... Read More →
avatar for Guy Shtub

Guy Shtub

Training Product Lead, ScyllaDB
Guy is experienced in creating products that people love. Previously he co-founded two start-ups. Outside of the office, you can find him climbing, juggling and generally getting off the beaten path. Guy holds a B.SC. degree in Software Engineering from Ben Gurion University... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 9:00am - 6:00pm PST
Mission III, 4th Floor

9:15am PST

Advanced Data Modeling

This session is for engineers who have previously built an application using a NoSQL data store. It provides insights on how to use collections, best practices on selecting partition keys, taking advantage of Scylla’s multi-threaded architecture when connecting different clients.


Topics covered:
  • Topics covered:
    • Large partitions
    • Collections (sets, lists, and maps) and User Defined Types (UDT)
    • Using drivers and prepared statements 
    • Using Scylla Monitoring to find challenging data models
    • Counters


Speakers
avatar for Tzach Livyatan

Tzach Livyatan

VP Product, ScyllaDB
Tzach Livyatan has a B.A. and MSc in Computer Science (Technion, Summa Cum Laude), and has had a 15 year career in development, system engineering and product management. In the past he worked in the Telecom domain, focusing on carrier-grade systems, signalling, policy and charging... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am PST
Market, 3rd Floor

9:15am PST

Scylla Architecture
Get the basic knowledge of Architecture and concepts.

This session provides an introduction to Scylla Architecture and basic concepts. It covers the Scylla architecture, the effects of the architecture, what happens in a Scylla cluster on a read and write, partitioning of data in Scylla and different concepts and components in Scylla.

Topics covered:
  • Scylla Terminology
  • Scylla Components
  • Data Replication
  • Consistency Level
  • Scylla Write, Read and compaction


Speakers
avatar for Guy Shtub

Guy Shtub

Training Product Lead, ScyllaDB
Guy is experienced in creating products that people love. Previously he co-founded two start-ups. Outside of the office, you can find him climbing, juggling and generally getting off the beaten path. Guy holds a B.SC. degree in Software Engineering from Ben Gurion University... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am PST
Mission I&II, 4th Floor

10:15am PST

Scylla Secondary Indexes and Materialized Views
Developers coming from relational databases are used to operating secondary indexes (SI) and materialized views (MV). This session goes into details on how to operate SI and MV with Scylla, also covering the architecture Scylla chose to build SI capabilities in order to mitigate distributed systems challenges.


Speakers
avatar for Moreno Garcia

Moreno Garcia

Solution Architect, ScyllaDB
Moreno Garcia is a problem solver by talent and trade. He has worked in IT for 15 years, the last five as a solution architect. An open source software enthusiast, Moreno loves applying new technology to solve old problems, and hates acronyms with a passion.


Monday November 4, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am PST
Market, 3rd Floor

10:15am PST

Data Modeling
Now that we know about Scylla architecture, we need to start thinking about the data model and how data is stored in the database. In this session, we will cover creating keyspaces, tables, columns,  assigning correct partition keys and clustering schemas to our tables. 
Topics covered:
  • What is CQL?
  • Keyspace/tables and their various parameters
  • Partition/clustering and compound keys
  • Insert/query data
  • Consistency levels
  • Hinted handoff


Speakers
avatar for Tomer Sandler

Tomer Sandler

Customer Success Manager, ScyllaDB
Tomer Sandler joined ScyllaDB as a solution architect after a 12-year career in SW Quality Engineering, mostly in storage and telecom lawful interception domains. Prior to ScyllaDB, Tomer held various QA management roles at Dell EMC, leading a group of QA engineers and information... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am PST

11:00am PST

Coffee Break
Dose up on caffeine - we have a lot to cover!

Monday November 4, 2019 11:00am - 11:15am PST
Market, 3rd Floor

11:15am PST

Compaction Strategies (including Incremental Compaction)
Compaction strategies have a significant impact on performance, data storage volume, and operation simplicity. In this session, we cover the different compaction strategies available, which one to chose for which data model, and which one to NEVER use :)


Topics covered:
  • You need to compact: tombstones, fragmented partitions, and cluster architecture changes trigger compactions.
  • Compaction strategies:
    • Size-Tiered (STCS)
    • Leveled (LCS)
    • Time Window (TWCS)
  • How to select the right compaction strategy


Speakers
avatar for Glauber Costa

Glauber Costa

VP Field Engineering, ScyllaDB
Glauber Costa is VP of Field Engineering at ScyllaDB. He shares his time between the engineering department working on upcoming Scylla features and helping customers succeed.Before ScyllaDB, Glauber worked with Virtualization in the Linux Kernel for 10 years, with contributions ranging... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
Market, 3rd Floor

11:15am PST

Migrating to Scylla
You’re already using a database and you’d like to migrate to Scylla. In this session, we’ll review several scenarios of hot and cold migrations using SSTableloader, COPY from/to and Spark as an ETL tool. Additionally, learn how to migrate to Scylla Cloud.
Topics covered:
  • Spark Migrator
  • SSTableloader
  • Migrate to Scylla Cloud

Speakers
avatar for Tomer Sandler

Tomer Sandler

Customer Success Manager, ScyllaDB
Tomer Sandler joined ScyllaDB as a solution architect after a 12-year career in SW Quality Engineering, mostly in storage and telecom lawful interception domains. Prior to ScyllaDB, Tomer held various QA management roles at Dell EMC, leading a group of QA engineers and information... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
Mission I&II, 4th Floor

12:15pm PST

Lunch!
Monday November 4, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm PST
Market, 3rd Floor

1:15pm PST

Cluster Management Repair and Scylla Manager
Advanced administration topics including Scylla Manager: why and how to use it, the importance of repair and how it’s done. 
Topics covered:
  • Manager
  • Repair
  • Perform Backup and Restore


Speakers
avatar for Dan Yasny

Dan Yasny

Head of Support, ScyllaDB
Before ScyllaDB, Dan worked in various roles such as sysadmin, quality engineering, product management, tech support, integration and DevOps around mainly open source technology, at companies such as Red Hat and Dell.


Monday November 4, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm PST
Market, 3rd Floor

1:15pm PST

Admin Procedures and Monitoring

Basics of administering a Scylla cluster. Important tools and procedures, best practices and an overview of Scylla Monitoring, including its new capabilities. For example, we have added alerts, and given it a variety of new metrics to help you tune and monitor your data models.

Topics covered:
  • Nodetool, Logs - Journalctl
  • CQLSH
  • Monitoring
  • Cassandra-Stress
  • Tracing
  • Bootstrap new nodes into a cluster
  • Remove a Node
  • Replace Node in Cluster
  • Adding Data Center to Cluster


Speakers
avatar for Moreno Garcia

Moreno Garcia

Solution Architect, ScyllaDB
Moreno Garcia is a problem solver by talent and trade. He has worked in IT for 15 years, the last five as a solution architect. An open source software enthusiast, Moreno loves applying new technology to solve old problems, and hates acronyms with a passion.


Monday November 4, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm PST
Mission I&II, 4th Floor

2:00pm PST

Advanced Monitoring + Maximized Performance
You might be knowledgeable about Scylla. However, we have added more to it. For example, we have improved our monitoring solution, added alerts, and given it a bunch of new metrics to help you tune and monitor your data models. You will learn how to Identify issues with Scylla Monitoring, how to select the right system for Scylla, how to get the lowest possible 99% latency, and how Scylla controllers work.
Topics covered:
  • Understanding the Scylla Schedulers
  • Workload Prioritization
  • Queues and their relationship with latencies

Speakers
avatar for Shlomi Livne

Shlomi Livne

VP R&D, ScyllaDB
Shlomi Livne has 15 years of experience in software development of large scale systems. Previously he has led the research and development team at Convergin, which was acquired by Oracle. Shlomi holds a BA and MSc in Computer Science from the Technion-Machon Technologi Le’ Isra... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Market, 3rd Floor

2:00pm PST

Repair, Tombstones and Scylla Manager
You might be knowledgeable about Scylla. However, Scylla Manager now has automatic repair and orchestration capabilities with Scylla Manager.

Topics covered:
  • Manager
  • Repair
  • Tombstones
  • Perform Backup and Restore




Monday November 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Mission I&II, 4th Floor

3:00pm PST

Afternoon Coffee Break
Monday November 4, 2019 3:00pm - 3:15pm PST
Market, 3rd Floor

3:15pm PST

Kubernetes-Scylla Operator

Want to run Scylla in your Kubernetes cluster? Learn how to use the Scylla Operator to make that possible and also learn how to tune your setup and secure it to get the most out of Scylla.

Topics covered:
  • Provisioning
  • Monitoring
  • Scaling Up/Down
  • Coming next


Monday November 4, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm PST
Market, 3rd Floor

3:15pm PST

Advanced Topics
An overview of more advanced topics that Scylla users should be familiar with, including advanced data modeling topics, materialized views, secondary indexes, and compaction strategies.

Topics covered:
  • Advanced Data Modeling 
  • MV + 2i
  • Compaction


Speakers
avatar for Maheedar Gunturu

Maheedar Gunturu

Solutions Architect, ScyllaDB
Prior to ScyllaDB, Maheedhar held senior roles both in engineering and sales organizations. He has over a decade of experience designing & developing server-side applications in the cloud and working on big data and ETL frameworks in companies such as Samsung, MapR, Apple, VoltDB... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm PST
Mission I&II, 4th Floor