DataStax Helps Apache Cassandra Become the Standard for Scale-Out, Cloud-Native Data

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A recent press release states, “DataStax today released code for an Apache Cassandra™ Kubernetes operator to help enterprises and users succeed with scale-out, cloud-native data. This Kubernetes Operator for Apache Cassandra, cass-operator, is now available and ready for use by the community as we work together on a common operator. ‘The Apache Cassandra community spent the 2010s solving hard problems in distributed data,’ said Sam Ramji, Chief Strategy Officer at DataStax. ‘Cassandra has become the standard for scale-out data. We see the 2020s as the decade of cloud-native data, so our priority is to bring Cassandra to Kubernetes’.”

The release continues, “Enterprises and developers are increasingly using Kubernetes to build and deploy applications and services. According to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation 2019 Survey, 78% of respondents are using Kubernetes in production, compared to 58% last year. DataStax is open-sourcing this Kubernetes operator in partnership with the community to help make Cassandra the ideal database for Kubernetes applications. DataStax is working alongside Orange, Sky, Target, and other teams in the Cassandra community to find a path to a common operator. ‘We are super excited to be partnering with DataStax on building an open-source Cassandra operator for Kubernetes. We hope together we find the operator of choice for the wider Cassandra community,’ said Mansoor Fazil, Head of Global Video Platforms at Sky. This new operator is also used in DataStax Astra, a database-as-a-service (DBaaS) built on Cassandra. Astra was designed from the ground up to run anywhere, on any cloud, in any data center, and in every hybrid or multi-cloud combination.”


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