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Announcing General Availability of DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra on Google Cloud

Editor's Note: Effective February 1, 2020, DataStax will no longer be selling DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra. For enterprises interested in support for Apache Cassandra, DataStax Luna is available. Go to for more details.

As a strategic partner for Google’s open-source initiative, we’re excited to share that organizations can now use DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra as a database of choice while developing applications on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Google Cloud is widely recognized as a global leader in delivering a secure, open, intelligent, and transformative cloud platform. Google’s private network is the product of nearly 20 years of innovation in security, network architecture, collaboration, artificial intelligence, and open-source software that’s unmatched in the market.

As a continuation of our commitment to deliver the best Cassandra experience on the leading cloud marketplaces, we expanded support for DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra on GCP today, giving users access to best-in-class, 100% open-source compatible Cassandra software, as well as support and services from DataStax experts who authored the majority of the Cassandra code. That means you have access to our engineers and DBAs to help design, configure, manage, scale, optimize, and secure your cluster. 

Here’s more on what makes DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra unique:

  • 100% Open Source Compatible: Organizations can avoid vendor lock-in with a Cassandra distribution that is 100% storage- and application-compatible with the open-source version.
  • Supported by the Cassandra Experts: Organizations can reduce support costs and ensure SLAs are met with support from the experts who authored a majority of the Cassandra code.
  • Production-Ready Apache Cassandra: Organizations can minimize risk and maintenance costs with a production-ready Cassandra distribution that’s undergone rigorous QA and testing.

Whether you’re undergoing substantial growth, expanding your portfolio, or getting started in the cloud, DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra clusters on GCP are designed to deliver a frictionless environment for highly available applications. Our pre-configured deployment is packaged with best practices for Google Cloud, meaning you can get started in minutes in a few easy steps. And our production-ready Cassandra clusters can scale seamlessly as requirements grow. Your cluster will automatically deploy across GCP zones for built-in high availability and fault tolerance. We also added a virtual machine that helps kick-start your application development with docs, clients, support, training, videos, and more.

The GCP Marketplace enables users to quickly deploy software and services, like Compute Engine, Cloud Storage, and now DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra, with minimal configuration required. DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra on GCP is the easiest way to run production-ready Cassandra in the cloud. Together, DataStax and Google enable developers to quickly build, deploy, and scale Cassandra-based applications in the cloud with an easy-to-use, open-source compatible solution that comes with unparalleled support. Customers across more than 150 countries that trust Google Cloud to modernize their computing environment for today’s digital world can now kick-start their Cassandra projects with confidence.

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