• By Kim Abreu & Bob Dever, PRWeb
  • November 7, 2018

ScyllaDB is pleased to announce the winners of the first-annual Scylla User Awards, which recognize organizations creating innovative real-time, big data projects that leverage the scalability and performance of the Scylla database. Scylla User Award winners include industry and research leaders such as Comcast, Grab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Red Hat, Samsung and Sizmek, as well as innovators such as Child Rescue Coalition, Meshify, Nauto, Numberly and Veramine. The winners were honored today during the 2018 Scylla Summit in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“I am blown away every day by the amazing things our users accomplish using Scylla and these awards are one of our ways to celebrate them,” said Dor Laor, CEO and co-founder of ScyllaDB. “The Scylla community has grown leaps and bounds in the past year, creating projects that extend what’s possible across technical, industry and business capabilities. Congratulations to all our winners!”

The 2018 Scylla User Awards nominations were reviewed by a panel of judges. Winners were selected based on specific criteria for each category, focusing on technical accomplishments, creative, innovative and inspiring use cases, and community contributions.

The winners of the 2018 Scylla User Awards are:

Most Interesting Technical Use Case – Nauto
Most Interesting Industry Use Case – Grab
Best Cache Destroyer – Comcast
Scylla Humanitarian Award – Child Rescue Coalition
Most Datacenters Running Scylla – Sizmek
Fastest Time to Production – Meshify
Broadest Use of Scylla – Samsung
Most Valuable Contributions to Scylla Open Source – Numberly
Most Valuable Contribution to the Seastar Engine – Red Hat
Best Scylla Evangelist – Tobias Macey of Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Best Issue Reporter – Jonathan Ness of Veramine
“We are honored to receive the ScyllaDB Humanitarian Award,” said Jose Garcia-Fernandez, Vice President of Technology at Child Rescue Coalition. “At the same time, we want to thank the Scylla team for their commitment to giving back to the community by promoting use of their technology for the common good.”

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About ScyllaDB
ScyllaDB is the real-time big data database company. Fully compatible with Apache Cassandra, Scylla embraces a shared-nothing approach that increases throughput and storage capacity to 10X that of Cassandra. AppNexus, Samsung, Olacabs, Grab,, Snapfish,, IBM’s Compose and many more leading companies have adopted Scylla to realize order-of-magnitude performance improvements and reduce hardware costs. ScyllaDB was founded by the team responsible for the KVM hypervisor and is backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Innovation Endeavors, Wing Venture Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, Magma Venture Partners, Western Digital Capital, Samsung Ventures, and TLV Partners.

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