Technical Technical — Cassandra

Instaclustr Announces Preview Release of Apache Cassandra 4.0 on Instaclustr Managed Platform

Friday 6th March 2020 by Ben Slater

Instaclustr announces immediate availability of a preview release of Apache Cassandra 4.0 on the Instaclustr Managed Platform. This release is designed to allow Instaclustr customers to easily undertake any application-specific testing of Apache Cassandra 4.0 (alpha 3) in preparation for the forthcoming GA release of Apache Cassandra 4.0. Apache Cassandra 4.0, as the first major […]
Casandra 4.0


Open Source Operational Tools for Apache Cassandra

Friday 28th February 2020 by anil inamdar

Apache Cassandra is the true open source alternative for DataStax Enterprise Cassandra. It provides the same reliability, distributed architecture, and scalability. It comes with no licensing cost, but the rub is that managing it requires effort and discipline. Unlike DataStax, Apache Cassandra does not have an OpsCenter for quick diagnostic, monitoring, repair management, backup, recovery […]

Feature Releases Technical — Elasticsearch

Preview Release Announcement - Fully Managed Elasticsearch Offering

Wednesday 26th February 2020 by Kaushik Mysur

Instaclustr is excited to announce the preview release of our managed service for Elasticsearch, a key data layer technology that joins our existing Apache Cassandra and Apache Kafka offerings on the Instaclustr Managed Platform. Elasticsearch is a linearly scalable search technology that enables businesses to search “anything digital” at very high speeds, and offers flexibility, […]

Technical — Cassandra Technical — Kafka Technical

Instaclustr Announces PCI-DSS Certification

Wednesday 19th February 2020 by Ben Slater

Instaclustr is very pleased to announce that we have achieved PCI-DSS certification for our Managed Apache Cassandra and Managed Apache Kafka offerings running in AWS. PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry – Data Security Standard) is a mandated standard for many financial applications and we increasingly see the PCI-DSS controls adopted as the “gold standard” in other […]


Seamlessly Integrate Terraform with Instaclustr Managed Platform

Saturday 1st February 2020 by Paul Aubrey

Instaclustr is pleased to announce the availability of the Instaclustr Terraform Provider, which enables users of Terraform to seamlessly integrate with our Instaclustr Managed Platform. Teams using Terraform to manage their infrastructure as code can now provision, manage, and deprovision clusters running on the Instaclustr Managed Platform. The ability to use Terraform with Instaclustr has […]


A Note from Instaclustr’s Canberra Office Amid the Devastating Australian Bushfires

Thursday 9th January 2020 by Peter Lilley

The destructive and frightening bushfires in South Eastern Australia have to date burned more than 15 million acres, taken the lives of civilians and first responders, and represent a huge loss for the entire country. In Canberra, where Instaclustr’s Australian office is located, the fires have—thankfully—not directly impacted the city, and forecasts remain positive. However, […]