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Managed Kibana Now Available With Instaclustr Managed Elasticsearch

Monday 13th July 2020 by Paul Aubrey

Instaclustr is pleased to announce the availability of Managed Kibana, which can be deployed with an Instaclustr Managed Elasticsearch cluster. Kibana’s Features Kibana is an open source data exploration and visualization tool which allows you to analyze massive amounts of data residing in an Elasticsearch cluster. Kibana offers its powerful features through a browser-based interface […]
Kibana release blog

Technical Technical — Kafka

Instaclustr Managed Kafka Connect Enhancements: Pre-Built Cassandra Connector and GCP Support

Thursday 9th July 2020 by Michael Carter

Instaclustr is pleased to announce a couple of key enhancements to our Managed Kafka Connect service. Following the recent release of the Kafka Connect service on the Instaclustr Managed Platform, we have been working on incremental enhancements, adding features for rapid integration of Kafka with other data systems, and supporting new platforms. Two enhancements among […]
Kafka Connect Updates Blog

Technical Technical — Elasticsearch

Taking Elasticsearch to the Mechanics: Under the Hood Q&A (Part 2)

Wednesday 8th July 2020 by Paul Brebner

Marry, that’s a bountiful answer that fits all questions (All’s Well That Ends Well, II, 2) In Part 1 of this multi-part Elasticsearch Blog I revealed the most interesting things I learnt after taking Elasticsearch for my first “Test Drive”, including that Elasticsearch comes well equipped with some clever-sounding computational linguistics analysis tricks including Stemming, […]

Technical Technical — Elasticsearch

Taking Elasticsearch for a “Test Drive”: The Most Interesting Things I Learned: Part 1

Thursday 25th June 2020 by Paul Brebner

“Search out thy wit for secret policies, and we will make thee famous through the world.” [Henry VI Part I, III, 3] Recently I decided to learn about a new addition to Instaclustr’s managed open source platform, the scalable full-text search technology Elasticsearch. Being in COVID-19 lockdown at the time, I found an online course […]

Feature Releases Technical — Elasticsearch

Availability of Instaclustr Managed Elasticsearch on GCP and Azure

Friday 19th June 2020 by Kaushik Mysur

Instaclustr is pleased to announce the availability of its Elasticsearch Managed Service on the GCP and Azure clouds. Following the recent release of the Elasticsearch service on the Instaclustr Managed Platform in March, we have been working on continuously enhancing the quality of the service, and increasing the breadth of its features and supported platforms. […]

Technical Technical — Kafka

Apache Kafka Architecture: A Complete Guide

Tuesday 16th June 2020 by Michael Carter

Apache Kafka is a distributed streaming platform with plenty to offer—from redundant storage of massive data volumes, to a message bus capable of throughput reaching millions of messages each second. These capabilities and more make Kafka a solution that’s tailor-made for processing streaming data from real-time applications.  Despite its name’s suggestion of Kafkaesque complexity, Apache […]
Kafka Architecture Blog

Technical Technical — Cassandra

Cassandra Data Modeling Best Practices Guide

Thursday 28th May 2020 by Lewis DiFelice

Apache Cassandra is an open source non-relational, or NoSQL, distributed database that enables continuous availability, tremendous scale, and data distribution across multiple data centers and cloud availability zones. Simply put, it provides a highly reliable data storage engine for applications requiring immense scale. Data modeling is a process used to analyze, organize, and understand the […]
Cassandra Data Modeling

Technical Technical — Cassandra

Cassandra Monitoring: A Best Practice Guide

Wednesday 27th May 2020 by Anup Shirolkar

Introduction to Cassandra Monitoring Apache Cassandra is a NoSQL database designed to provide scalability, reliability, and availability with linear performance scaling. Cassandra database is designed as a distributed system, and aims to handle big data efficiently. Refer to what-is-apache-cassandra and cassandra-architecture for more information. Note that knowledge of Cassandra architecture and basic terminology is a […]
Cassandra Monitoring