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I wrote my first technical paper on using Apache Cassandra™ and DataStax Enterprise (DSE) in the cloud way back in 2012. In it, I discussed why Cassandra and DSE supply a solid platform for cloud-based data management, and since that time, the story has only gotten better.
Maybe this is why nearly 60% of DataStax customers run DSE in the cloud today, and why two-thirds of them will be running our solutions on one or more cloud providers in the next 12 months.
That said, to those in the know, the cloud contains no magic that makes poorly designed applications run well. Moreover, according to a revealing report by the Uptime Institute, the cloud is now the 2nd biggest cause of downtime. Yes, you read that right. This means it’s imperative that, when you move to the cloud, you need to know where and where not to step. That’s why I’m recommending Orzota’s session, “10 Things to NOT Do When Using Cassandra on the Cloud”, at our upcoming Accelerate conference. The experts at Orzota know how to run Cassandra and DSE in the cloud, and their advice on what potholes to avoid will save you time and likely money as well.
If you haven’t signed up to hear expert talks like this one yet, do yourself a favor and register for Accelerate now. This only happens once a year, so don’t miss out on content that will help leapfrog your knowledge of Cassandra and DSE far above what it is today.