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Significant performance improvements with Cassandra 2.1

Thursday 20th August 2015 by Ben Slater

Instaclustr recently released support for Apache Cassandra 2.1 and our benchmark testing has demonstrated significant performance improvements delivered by this version of the database. Instaclustr customers simply need to log a support ticket to get their cluster upgraded to take advantage. This article provides some of the results of recent benchmark testing that we have […]

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Adam Zegelin on leveraging Docker and CoreOS to deliver Apache Cassandra at Instaclustr

Friday 10th July 2015 by Doug Stuart

DataStax Community Webinar Title: Leveraging Docker and CoreOS to provide always available Cassandra at Instaclustr Date: July 14th, 2015 Time: 2pm PT / 5pm ET Duration: One hour Registration:  Learn @DataStax Details:  With a growing customer base and Cassandra clusters running on top of a number of the world’s largest cloud and bare-metal hosting providers, Instaclustr is at the forefront […]

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Instaclustr Supports Cassandra 2.1, DSE 4.7

Monday 6th July 2015 by Ben Slater

Instaclustr now supports the latest production-ready versions of Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise. The Apache Cassandra project recently released Cassandra 2.16 and announced that the 2.1 series was now considered ready for production use. In addition, DataStax released their first Cassandra 2.1-based release Data Stax Enterprise v4.7. Instaclustr has moved quickly to make these, and other […]

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Further Monitoring and Security Enhancements

Tuesday 2nd June 2015 by Ben Slater

At Instaclustr we are constantly enhancing our monitoring and security systems based on learnings from the large and varied Cassandra deployments we manage in production. We will shortly be releasing some significant improvements that include minor changes to customer clusters. We have recently replaced our monitoring architecture with a Reimann-based system. This change was designed […]