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Cadence® on the Instaclustr Managed Platform Achieves PCI Certification

We are pleased to announce that Cadence® 1.0 on the Instaclustr Managed Platform is now PCI Certified on AWS and GCP. Originally developed and open sourced by Uber, Cadence is a workflow engine that greatly simplifies microservices orchestration for executing complex business processes at scale.  

This PCI-DSS certification for Cadence adds to Instaclustr’s existing PCI-DSS and SOC 2 accreditations, which demonstrate the company’s commitment to thorough data security practices and architecture. Enterprise customers with the most stringent security requirements can utilize Instaclustr’s advanced managed open source data solutions, knowing that their environment is compliant with the most rigorous security protocols.  

The PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) is the payment card industry’s mandated information security standard and applies to all organizations that store, process, and/or transmit cardholder data. PCI-DSS certification requirements dictate that all system components, either within the cardholder data environment or with access to it, must feature specific and strict technical, physical, and operational security controls. Beyond applications directly involving finance and payment card transactions, PCI-DSS controls are currently seeing increased adoption across other industries as the recognized “gold standard” for security practices. 

“We remain proactive in ensuring that the data technologies we deliver for enterprise customers are always held to the highest security standards,” said Ben Slater, Chief Product Officer, Instaclustr. “Instaclustr managed Cadence now joins our other offerings in achieving PCI-DSS certification. This is, we believe, unique as a PCI-certified, open source managed workflow option.” 

Customers requiring full PCI-DSS compliance can opt-in when creating a Cadence cluster on the Instaclustr Managed Platform to enable the required security options (for example, password complexity in the Instaclustr console). There are additional customer responsibilities involved to achieve full compliance. For more detailed information, please visit the Instaclustr support page. 

Instaclustr customers with existing clusters who are interested in PCI-DSS compliance should contact [email protected]. For further information or a technical briefing, contact an Instaclustr Customer Success representative or [email protected].