Instaclustr Certification Framework
for Open Source Software

Assessing and testing open source suitability for production and enterprise-grade deployment.

Independent Evaluation and Testing

The Instaclustr Certification for Open Source Software is a rigorous testing and evaluation program for selected open source technologies. The program continually assesses the health of selected open source projects and tests specific versions of open source software within the project, applying a repeatable and reproducible methodology.

Benchmarking Performance

Our certification process is aimed at benchmarking performance in controlled use cases, validating functional properties of open source software and verifying interoperability with the Instaclustr managed platform.

Transparency of Results

Users of open source technologies can use the results of the Instaclustr certification process as inputs to understanding and managing potential risks associated with production use of these technologies.

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Our team performs independent assessments of various open source projects to provide insight and confidence in that open source projects are being effectively managed and controlled, that risks associated with licensing and use are suitable and that there are strong indications the project will enjoy ongoing support.


As part of our certification process we perform a suite of tests on a targeted release or version of open source software for functionality, performance and interoperability as a precursor to deploying the release onto the Instaclustr Managed Platform.


The results of the certification process are published and made widely available to provide transparency in our decision-making process and to help other organizations and engineers make informed decisions about deploying open source software for production environments.

Instaclustr Certification Framework

Assessing Projects and Testing Releases

Project Assessment

Assessment of the quality & effectiveness of the projects governance, licensing and community and ecosystem for the chosen open source technology.

Release Testing

Testing of specific releases of software for functionality, performance and integration standards.

Instaclustr Certification Framework

The ICF has three main parts

General Certification Model

The key concepts and defines the certification process, aim and results.

Project Assessment Methodology

Defines the methodology we use to make an assessment of the open source project and its suitability.

Technology Testing Methodology

Defines the methodology used to test specific versions of released open source software.

A Structured Approach

The Instaclustr Certification Framework follows a highly structured methodology to ensure transparency and repeatability.

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Instaclustr Certification Documentation

The Instaclustr Managed Platform

Certified open Source technologies are the foundation for the Instaclustr Managed Platform.

Operational Expertize

We have over 40 Million node hours under management for open source technologies in their pure form.

Managing & Supporting

We are managing and supporting over 3PBs of data generated by enterprises across various industries. We deliver & support mission-critical applications & solutions 24/7.

Open Source Commitment

The Instaclustr Managed Platform deploys only truly open source technologies including Apache Cassandra, Apache Spark, Apache Kafka, Elasticsearch and more.

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