ScyllaDB recently announced Project Alternator, a new open source project that will enable Amazon DynamoDB users to easily migrate to an open source database that runs anywhere — on most cloud platforms, on-premises, on bare-metal, virtual machines or via Kubernetes — all while preserving their investments in their existing application code.
Project Alternator will help DynamoDB users achieve much better and more reliable performance, reduce database costs by 80% - 90%, support large items (10s of MBs) and large partitions (multiple GBs), control the number of replicas, balance cost vs. redundancy, and much more.
Join ScyllaDB founders Avi Kivity and Dor Laor and lead engineer Nadav Har’El for a live webinar on September 25th, where they will share an overview of Project Alternator, including:
- Alternator’s design implementation and goals
- How to configure Alternator (ok, add alternator_port: 8000 to your scylla.yaml)
- Demo how to easily run it from docker/rpm
- Run several examples:
- Tic-tac-toe based DynamoDB example with Alternator
- How to benchmark Scylla Alternator with YCSB and considerations around it
- How to run a serverless application along with Alternator
- How to migrate DynamoDB data to Alternator using the Spark migrator
- Discuss the current limitations of Alternator
Plus we will discuss current limitations of Alternator, describe different consistencies and active-active vs leader model, share the project roadmap, and answer your questions at the end.