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, […]

Technical Technical — Kafka

The Power of Kafka Partitions : How to Get the Most out of Your Kafka Cluster

Monday 6th January 2020 by Paul Brebner

This blog provides an overview around the two fundamental concepts in Apache Kafka : Topics and Partitions. While developing and scaling our Anomalia Machina application we have discovered that distributed applications using Kafka and Cassandra clusters require careful tuning to achieve close to linear scalability, and critical variables included the number of Kafka topics and […]
The Power of Kafka Partitions

Feature Releases Technical — Cassandra

Cassandra Elastic Auto-Scaling Using Instaclustr’s Dynamic Cluster Resizing

Tuesday 3rd December 2019 by Paul Brebner

This is the third and final part of a mini-series looking at the Instaclustr Provisioning API, including the new Open Service Broker.  In the last blog we demonstrated a complete end to end example using the Instaclustr Provisioning API, which included dynamic Cassandra cluster resizing.  This blog picks up where we left off and explores […]

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ApacheCon Berlin, 22-24 October 2019

Monday 2nd December 2019 by Paul Brebner

ApacheCon Europe, October 22-24, 2019, Kulturbrauerei Berlin #ACEU19 What’s better than one ApacheCon? Another ApacheCon! This year there were two Apache Conferences, one in Las Vegas and then again in Berlin. They were similar but different. What were some differences between ApacheCon Berlin and Las Vegas? The location. In contrast to the hyper-real gambling […]