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Instaclustr Managed Service adds Cassandra Lucene Index Support

Instaclustr is pleased to announce support for Stratio’s Cassandra Lucene Index as part of the Instaclustr Managed Service for Apache Cassandra. The Cassandra Lucene Index extends Cassandra’s native...
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Scaling with Open Source Software

Overview As we close out what has been an exciting year for Instaclustr, which has culminated in our recent announcement of a $7m private investment round, I thought it was timely to provide some...
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Instaclustr Engineering Year in Review

This year has been another massive step forward for Instaclustr Engineering. In addition to the many important new features added to our product set, working with the team you can really feel the...
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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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Scaling with Open Source Software

Scaling with Open Source Software

Overview As we close out what has been an exciting year for Instaclustr, which has culminated in our recent announcement of a $7m private investment round, I thought it was timely to provide some insight into our company and plans for 2017 and beyond. Over the last 3...

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...

Instaclustr Engineering Year in Review

Instaclustr Engineering Year in Review

This year has been another massive step forward for Instaclustr Engineering. In addition to the many important new features added to our product set, working with the team you can really feel the benefits of the experience we’ve accumulated and the maturing of our...

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...

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 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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