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Instaclustr Managed Apache Cassandra and Spark Now Available on Google Cloud Platform

Instaclustr is pleased to announce immediate beta availability of our Managed Cassandra and Spark offerings on the Google Cloud Platform. Instaclustr is the leading provider of Apache Cassandra and...
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Cassandra Collections: Hidden Tombstones and How to Avoid Them

Overview Multi-value data types (sets, lists and maps) are a powerful feature of Cassandra, aiding you in denormalisation while allowing you to still retrieve and set data at a very fine-grained...
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Instaclustr closes $7m private round to fuel expansion plans

Canberra, 23 November, 2016: Instaclustr has closed a $7m investment round, led by Bailador Technology Investments (ASX: BTI). BTI invested $4m, alongside $2m from new incoming investor Our...
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Upgrading Instametrics to Cassandra 3

In previous posts, we’ve described our Instametrics solution which provides the monitoring services for the close to 1,000 instances we manage. We’ve always seen this solution as an important...
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Instaclustr Support for OEM Apache Cassandra

Increasingly software developers are choosing Apache Cassandra as the data store for packaged software products. Typically, this is due to Cassandra’s industry leading levels of availability, reliability and scalability. However, many end customers for these software...

Instaclustr and Baffle Partnership

Instaclustr is pleased to announce a partnership with Baffle.io to make Baffle encryption technology available to our customers as part of the Instaclustr Managed Cassandra platform. For Instaclustr, the security of our client’s data is paramount. However, while we...

Apache Cassandra and Spark in Financial Services

Financial services industries such as banking, insurance and capital management have been built on data since they first began. From ancient money lenders with clay tablets to early 20th century clerks with rooms full of ledgers to modern high-frequency trading,...

Patched Cassandra 3.7

In the last couple of days we made the latest Apache Cassandra releases available in production for Instaclustr Managed Cassandra. This is something we do very regularly and normally I wouldn’t be writing a blog post about it. However, this time we’ve taken the...

Upgrading Instametrics to Cassandra 3

Upgrading Instametrics to Cassandra 3

In previous posts, we’ve described our Instametrics solution which provides the monitoring services for the close to 1,000 instances we manage. We’ve always seen this solution as an important proving ground for new technology that we are providing to our customers and...

BATCH: Workflow, Metrics & Use Cases

BATCH: Workflow, Metrics & Use Cases

Overview Recently, I needed to work my way through the details of how batch transactions are processed in Cassandra and also how they affect exposed metrics.  This article outlines the workflow of submitting a batch via the Java Cassandra driver and will hopefully be...

Instaclustr Synthetic Transaction Monitoring

Overview One of the challenges we are constantly tackling at Instaclustr is how to effectively monitor clusters, and particularly read and write latency, given the wide variety of use cases that customer use our service for. Our recent introduction of synthetic...

Demystifying Cassandra’s broadcast_address

When configuring Apache Cassandra to work in a new environment or with a new application or service we sometimes find ourselves asking "What's the difference between broadcast_address and broadcast_rpc_address again?" The difference is broadcast_address relates...

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 walk-through...

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 that our team follows when we are design a new data model for our...

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...

Instaclustr Insights: Meet Ben Slater

Instaclustr Insights: Meet Ben Slater

Name Ben Slater Role Chief Product Officer Location Canberra, Australia   How did you get started working in IT? I’ve done quite a few jobs in my IT careers, but prior to Instaclustr I worked for Accenture for 10 years with a speciality in BI/Analytics and also...

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