Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Time: 6 minutes

Scylla Cloud is a managed NoSQL database as a service running Scylla Enterprise.

It allows you to create real-time applications that run at global scale with the industry’s most performant NoSQL database, sparing your team from database administrative tasks. Scylla Cloud gives you access to fully managed Scylla clusters with automatic backup, repairs, performance optimization, security hardening, 24*7 maintenance, and support. All for a fraction of the cost of other DBaaS providers.

Currently, it’s available on Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this lab, you’ll learn how to get started with Scylla Cloud by creating a cluster, connecting to it, and running some basic queries.

This lab is part of Scylla University.

Congratulations! You have completed the Getting Started with Scylla Cloud Lab.

In this short lab, you saw how easy it is to get started with Scylla Cloud. Using the free trial, you created a cluster, used cqlsh to connect to it, and performed some basic queries.

Check out other courses on Scylla University to improve your skills. Another helpful resource is the Scylla Cloud Documentation website.

ScyllaDB: Getting Started with Scylla Cloud Lab

Step 1 of 2

Connect to Scylla Cloud and Create a Cluster

A Cluster is a collection of Nodes that Scylla uses to store the data. The nodes are logically distributed like a ring. A minimum cluster typically consists of at least three nodes. Data is automatically replicated across the cluster, depending on the Replication Factor. Learn more about Scylla Architecture in this lesson.

Create a Scylla Cluster

Sign in to Scylla Cloud if you already have a user. Otherwise, create one.

Once you’re in, click on Add New Cluster.

Leave the default options as they are. Enter “test-cluster” for the cluster name and click Launch Cluster. This will start a three-node cluster that you will use for this lab. Notice that if you’re a new user, you can use the free trial.

Wait until the cluster is ready.

Next, you’ll connect to it. Click on Connect.

It’s also possible to use your AWS account with Scylla Cloud using the Scylla Cloud Bring Your Own Account (BYOA) feature, learn more about it here.