PCI Compliance


Maintaining security around transaction information relating to accepting, storing, and processing credit card information is done alongside a set of standards called the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), it relates to protecting card data and other sensitive authentication data with processing, storage, and transmission services.

See our Security page to find out more about PCI or the official PCI DSS standards page. At Instaclustr we offer clusters in compliance with PCI standards, the option for which can be selected during cluster creation.

Supported Services

Base Application:


  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)

PCI compliance compatibility with Optional services.

Optional servicesCompatibility
Private Network ClusterCompatible
Continuous Backup


Note: Cassandra Only

Apache SparkNot Compatible
Cassandra Lucene Index


Note: Cassandra Only

Not Compatible
Kafka Schema Registry


Note: Kafka Only

Not Compatible
Kafka REST Proxy


Note: Kafka Only

Not Compatible
Kafka Connect


Note: It is an independent service which can be associated with a Kafka cluster.

Not Compatible


In order for clusters to be compliant to the PCI standards, there are several criteria that must be satisfied, outlined below are these requirements.

  • Must have PCI compliant account security settings enabled
  • Running Apache Cassandra, Apache Kafka, or Elasticsearch as the primary bundle
  • Running on AWS provider
  • PCI add-on enabled
  • Only compatible options enabled as per the compatibility table above

For a full list of customer requirements for running a PCI managed service please see this document:

Download PCI Responsibilities Document

For any additional assistance or information on our PCI offering, please contact [email protected].

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