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As referred to in
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the Service Account name is set by the operator and isn't configurable
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Scylla Operator

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Scylla Operator is a Kubernetes Operator for managing and automating tasks related to managing a Scylla clusters.

Scylla is a close-to-the-hardware rewrite of Cassandra in C++. It features a shared nothing architecture that enables true linear scaling and major hardware optimizations that achieve ultra-low latencies and extreme throughput. It is a drop-in replacement for Cassandra and uses the same interfaces.


To quickly deploy a Scylla cluster, choose one of the following options:

You can also use Helm charts to deploy both Scylla Operator and Scylla clusters:

# Stable charts
helm repo add scylla-operator

# Latest charts
helm repo add scylla-operator


Kubernetes Operator for Scylla

Currently it supports:

  • Deploying multi-zone clusters
  • Scaling up or adding new racks
  • Scaling down
  • Monitoring with Prometheus and Grafana
  • Integration with Scylla Manager
  • Dead node replacement
  • Version Upgrade
  • Backup
  • Repairs
  • Autohealing

Future additions include:

  • Restore

Top-Performance Setup

Scylla performs the best when it has fast disks and direct access to the CPU. To deploy Scylla with maximum performance, follow the guide for your environment:


If you find a bug or need help running scylla, you can reach out in the following ways:

  • #scylla-operator channel on Slack.
  • File an issue describing the problem and how to reproduce.

Building the project

You can easily build Scylla Operator in your environment:

  • Run make docker-build and wait for the image to be built.


We would love you to contribute to Scylla Operator, help make it even better and learn together! Use these resources to help you get started:


This project is based on the Apache Cassandra Operator, a community effort started by yanniszark of Arrikto, as part of the Rook project.