News Technical — Cassandra Technical

Security Advisory: CVE-2020-17516

Sunday 7th February 2021 by Instaclustr

Earlier this week, a vulnerability was published to the Cassandra users mailing list which describes a flaw in the way Apache Cassandra nodes perform encryption in some configurations.  The vulnerability description is reproduced here: “Description: When using ‘dc’ or ‘rack’ internode_encryption setting, a Cassandra instance allows both encrypted and unencrypted connections. A misconfigured node or […]
Security Advisory- CVE-2020-17516

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Instaclustr Terraform Provider Added to Terraform Provider Registry

Monday 1st February 2021 by Thomas Griffiths

Instaclustr is pleased to announce that our popular Terraform provider is now published to the official Terraform providers registry. This makes the provider publicly available for browsing and searching via the registry interface, as well as available to install via the CLI. Terraform is a popular framework that enables infrastructure as code (IAC) capabilities, allowing […]

Technical Technical — Kafka

Scaling Kafka Connect Streaming Data Processing (Pipeline Series Part 5)

Monday 25th January 2021 by Paul Brebner

In Part 4 of this blog series, we started exploring Kafka Connector task scalability by configuring a new scalable load generator for our real-time streaming data pipeline, discovering relevant metrics, and configuring Prometheus and Grafana monitoring. We are now ready to increase the load and scale the number of Kafka Connector tasks and demonstrate the […]
Data Processing Pipeline


Instaclustr Insights: Meet Paris Larkins

Monday 4th January 2021 by Instaclustr

Instaclustr Insights provide meaningful insights into team members’ work lives. This time it is Paris Larkins – Graduate Software Engineer, Instaclustr. What does your role at Instaclustr entail? My role at Instaclustr entails managing, maintaining, enhancing, and implementing Instaclustr’s development security practices. This ranges from tracking and prioritizing discovered vulnerabilities, responding to security incidents, helping […]
Instaclustr Insights - Meet Paris Larkins