Feature Releases

Now Available: m4.large Based Nodes for the Lowest-Cost, Production-Ready Managed Cassandra

Saturday 30th April 2016 by Instaclustr

Instaclustr is pleased to announce immediate available for a new “production-tiny” node size, starting at $250 / month on-demand. The production-tiny size is based on the AWS m4.large instance size (2 CPU, 8GB RAM) with 250GB of attached EBS. The production-tiny size is the entry level into our production size offerings with full production SLAs […]


Instaclustr Insights: Meet Aleks Lubiejewski

Friday 29th April 2016 by Instaclustr

Name Aleks Lubiejewski ( Role VP Consulting & Security. My role here is two-fold. Firstly, I run the consulting business for Instaclustr, responsible for planning and delivering our consulting strategy, defining our processes, looking after the team and ensuring we hit our revenue targets. Secondly, I look after our internal security program, reviewing our implementation […]

Popular Technical — Cassandra Technical — Spark

Multi data center Spark/Cassandra Benchmark, Round 2

Thursday 21st April 2016 by Christophe Schmitz

Context In my previous multi Data Center blog post ‘Multi data center Apache Spark and Apache Cassandra benchmark’, I compared the performance and stability of running Spark and Cassandra collocated on the same Data Center (DC), versus running a second DC that is aimed towards analytic jobs with Spark. This gives some breathing space to […]

Technical Technical — Cassandra

Cassandra Backups Using AWS TransferManager: Failed To Reset Request Input Stream

Wednesday 20th April 2016 by Instaclustr

This article is a discussion about how we overcame the ‘failed-to-reset-stream’ problem in AWS’ TransferManager while doing backups in Cassandra. Why would you want to use backups with Cassandra anyway? Cassandra is designed to be resilient to failure. Nodes can transition between up and down and it will still perform as if it were nobody’s […]

Popular Technical — Spark Technical — Cassandra Technical

Cassandra connector for Spark: 5 tips for success

Thursday 31st March 2016 by Ben Slater

Overview We have just hit full release of our Cassandra + Spark managed service offering after 4 months in preview release. During this time, we have had lots of opportunity to get in-depth with using the Cassandra connector for Spark, both with our own Instametrics application and assisting customers with developing and troubleshooting. In that […]

Technical Technical — Cassandra

Cassandra Costs Running in the Cloud

Wednesday 23rd March 2016 by Ben Slater

At Instaclustr, our Cassandra managed services includes the underlying cloud provider charges in our standard monthly fee. We’re often asked by customers and potential for information about what these charges look like. This information is also useful to people planning their own cloud-based Cassandra implementation. So, whichever category you’re in, read on for more information. For […]