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Instaclustr Dynamic Resizing for Apache Cassandra

Apache Cassandra is well known for its ability to scale to whatever size you could possibly need. However, the traditional approach of adding or removing cluster nodes to change cluster capacity can...
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Available Now – Instaclustr Managed Service for Elassandra

Instaclustr, the best way to run Apache Cassandra in the cloud, is excited to announce the release of our Managed Elassandra offering. Elassandra and Kibana are now available as options for...
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Benchmarking Cassandra on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Instaclustr’s GCP support has been available for several months now and we have reached a point where we feel confident to publish benchmarks of the performance we are seeing on GCP. Instaclustr’s...
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Achieving HIPAA compliance using Instaclustr on AWS

Building on our recently announced SOC2 compliance, Instaclustr is pleased to announce the immediate availability of a white paper detailing how clients can achieve HIPAA (Health Insurance...
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Available Now – Instaclustr Managed Service for Elassandra

Available Now – Instaclustr Managed Service for Elassandra

Instaclustr, the best way to run Apache Cassandra in the cloud, is excited to announce the release of our Managed Elassandra offering. Elassandra and Kibana are now available as options for automatic provisioning through the Instaclustr Management Console. Elassandra...

Achieving HIPAA compliance using Instaclustr on AWS

Achieving HIPAA compliance using Instaclustr on AWS

Building on our recently announced SOC2 compliance, Instaclustr is pleased to announce the immediate availability of a white paper detailing how clients can achieve HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliance using Instaclustr services....

Instaclustr Security Features Overview

Instaclustr Security Features Overview

Overview Security has been at the forefront of Instaclustr’s system and operations since day one. We understand that you are trusting us with your valuable data and take that trust very seriously. As part of our security focus, we have recently completed our first...

Instaclustr Achieves SOC 2 Type 1 Compliance

Solution provider becomes first managed Cassandra database service to meet the audit’s rigorous security requirements.   Palo Alto, CA — May 12, 2017 — Instaclustr, which provides management, monitoring, and maintenance of Apache Cassandra™ databases, today...

Managed Service for Elassandra provided by Instaclustr

Managed Service for Elassandra provided by Instaclustr

Elassandra gives you the power of ElasticSearch to search your data directly from Cassandra - without developing custom integration or synchronisation code. Instaclustr, the best way to run Apache Cassandra in the cloud, is excited to announce the expansion of our...

Instaclustr Dynamic Resizing for Apache Cassandra

Instaclustr Dynamic Resizing for Apache Cassandra

Apache Cassandra is well known for its ability to scale to whatever size you could possibly need. However, the traditional approach of adding or removing cluster nodes to change cluster capacity can be resource intensive and time-consuming, taking hours or even days...

Benchmarking Cassandra on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Benchmarking Cassandra on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Instaclustr’s GCP support has been available for several months now and we have reached a point where we feel confident to publish benchmarks of the performance we are seeing on GCP. Instaclustr’s availability on the Google Cloud Platform means that customers wanting...

Elasticsearch on Cassandra Features Overview

Elasticsearch on Cassandra Features Overview

Instaclustr recently announced coming availability of our Managed Service for Elassandra, which delivers Elasticsearch integrated with Apache Cassandra. This blog post drills down to explain the features and advantages of Elassandra - the best of Cassandra and...

Testing Multiple Tables with Cassandra Stress

Testing Multiple Tables with Cassandra Stress

The cassandra-stress tool is a powerful tool for benchmarking Cassandra performance. It allows quite sophisticated specification of data and loads profiles to run against almost any table definition you can create in Cassandra. We’ve previously published detailed blog...

Cassandra’s Place in the NoSQL World

Cassandra’s Place in the NoSQL World

A question that we commonly get asked is “how does Apache Cassandra compare to NoSQL technology X?”. While the easy answer is to say “It’s just better”, the truth of course isn’t that simple. NoSQL encompasses a much more diverse range of technologies than the...

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Migrating from a Relational Database to Apache Cassandra

Migrating from a Relational Database to Apache Cassandra

Many applications running today are built using relational database technology such as PostgresSQL, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, or Oracle Database. Relational technology was the mainstay database for applications development for at least 20 years. However, the...

Zero Downtime Migration to Instaclustr

Zero Downtime Migration to Instaclustr

One question we often get from prospective customers is “Can you migrate my existing Cassandra cluster to Instaclustr without any downtime?”. The answer to that is, of course, “YES!”.  We have done this on numerous occasions now.  This blog gives a brief...

Cassandra NoSQL Data Model Design

                    Abstract This paper describes the process that we follow at Instaclustr to design a Cassandra data model for our customers. While not a prescriptive, formal process it does define phases and steps...

Instaclustr Insights: Meet Adam Zegelin

Instaclustr Insights: Meet Adam Zegelin

Name Adam Zegelin Role Instaclustr Co-founder and Senior Software Engineer Location Canberra, Australia   How did you get started working in IT? It was a natural progression of sorts. I have been interested in computers from an early age. I am also a causal PC...

Instaclustr Insights: Meet Christophe Schmitz

Instaclustr Insights: Meet Christophe Schmitz

Name Christophe Schmitz Role Senior Software engineer Location Canberra, Australia What has your role as Senior Software Engineer at Instaclustr involved? In the last six months I have mostly been involved in a consultancy role, helping our clients to deliver scalable...

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