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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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 open-sources Cassandra sstable analysis tools

Instaclustr open-sources Cassandra sstable analysis tools

At Instaclustr we spend a lot of time managing Cassandra clusters - we have team of 8 engineers that 24x7 do nothing but manage Cassandra clusters. Big clusters, tiny clusters, clusters with awesome data models and clusters with less awesome data models - we manage...

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...

Securing Apache Cassandra with Application Level Encryption

Securing Apache Cassandra with Application Level Encryption

  One topic that commonly comes up when discussing Cassandra with large enterprise clients is whether Cassandra can match feature X (audit logging, encryption at rest, column level security, etc) that is supported by Oracle, SQL Server or some other common...

Debugging Jobs in the Apache Spark UI

Debugging Jobs in the Apache Spark UI

Overview In this post, we’ll be running a basic Spark job that selects data from a Cassandra database using a couple of different methods.  We will then examine how to compare the performance of those methods using the Spark UI. Setup For this post, we will use a...

PSD2: Modernising Europe’s payment market

PSD2: Modernising Europe’s payment market

Overview By January 2018 all European Union (EU) member states will have implemented the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2). This directive has a primary goal of establishing a uniform, transparent and open EU payment market that promotes innovation and...

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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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