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)
  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

PCI compliance compatibility with Optional services.

Optional services
Private Network ClusterCompatible
Note: Kafka and OpenSearch Only
Continuous Backup
Note: Cassandra Only
Advanced Visibility
Note: Cadence Only
Cadence Archival
Note: Cadence 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
Karapace Schema Registry
Note: Kafka Only
Not Compatible
Karapace 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
Redis Mirroring
Note: Redis Only
Not Compatible
Multi-region Cadence
Note: Cadence Only
Not Compatible
Cadence HTTP API
Note: Cadence Only
Not Compatible


In order for clusters to be compliant with 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, OpenSearch, or Redis as the primary bundle
  • Running on GCP or AWS
  • PCI add-on enabled
  • Only compatible options are 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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