TechnologyMay 25, 2022

Create Cassandra Apps on AWS in Minutes, Not Weeks

Lorena Hathaway
Lorena Hathaway
Madhura Limaye
Madhura LimayeProduct Marketing
Create Cassandra Apps on AWS in Minutes, Not Weeks

Faster and Easier Apache Cassandra with Astra DB

Launching projects in Apache Cassandra can be challenging—unless you know the secrets of the Cassandra pros. Netflix, Uber, Pinterest, and thousands of the world’s leading engineering teams have developed their applications with Apache Cassandra. But developers need an easier and faster way to help build massively scalable data apps with zero operations or downtime. 

DataStax Astra DB makes it easy to deploy multi-tenant or dedicated databases on Amazon Web Services (AWS) while eliminating the operational overhead of Cassandra and reducing your total cost of ownership (TCO). With Astra DB, creating Cassandra applications is faster and easier.  Here are five reasons to use Astra DB for building transformational applications with exceptional real-world outcomes. 

1. Drop the ops

Astra DB gives you all the developer power without the operational headaches. You can deploy a database and keyspace in five minutes or less, with no provisioning, installation, or configuration. With serverless Astra DB, developers can focus on creating and shaping their databases instead of investing time and energy in managing server infrastructure, installation, and upgrades. There are no manual configuration changes, no guesswork on database sizing, and upgrades are handled for you automatically. Astra DB takes care of it all in any globally available AWS region and availability zone.

Thanks to Astra DB (DataStax), we were able to easily move from one cloud provider to the next without inconveniencing our team or our customers. It’s a true Database-as-a-Service with no ops.
-- Dipak Chandon, Senior Engineering Manager, Venmo

You can save time and money by using DataStax’s Astra DB “as-a-service”, while reducing your overall TCO. 

2. Power up developer productivity

Astra DB helps you build apps faster, allowing you to work with familiar programming languages and your favorite APIs. Every database you create automatically includes GraphQL, REST, Document (schema-less JSON), and gRPC APIs so you can quickly manage the data within your application. Stargate is the open-source data API gateway  that sits between  your application and Astra DB and services all these different APIs. 

With robust, cloud-enabled drivers for many major programming languages, and Stargate, Astra DB helps developers create faster and better apps without the need to manage infrastructure or change their programming preferences. 

From e-commerce to video games, and IoT to Financial Services, Astra DB offers superior time-to-value for deploying applications. 

3. Scale your application without compromise

Astra DB is a pay-as-you-go DBaaS which allows you to start with a small database and grow the database as your applications scale to more customers and more data. With this pricing model, you can easily manage the exponential growth of any data application with efficient auto-scaling and low read/write response times. There is no need for upfront planning, sizing, and configuration required for scaling up/down. With its serverless architecture, which separates compute and storage, Astra DB achieves efficient scaling up/down in a cost-effective way to reduce overall TCO.

4.  Go global

You need to put your data where you need it without compromising performance, availability, or accessibility. Astra DB allows you to colocate data and applications anywhere in the world. By enabling reads and writes to multiple cloud regions—Astra DB is a global powerhouse that scales up to petabytes of data without impacting performance. 

5.  Strengthen security

When using a DBaaS in the cloud, you want the peace of mind that your data is secure and protected. The ability to prevent security breaches and to quickly mitigate negative consequences if they do happen is a critical requirement for any data application today. Authorized access to data and encryption of data is important to achieve a strong security posture. Astra DB implements policies and features to run mission-critical workloads securely with sophisticated authentication and authorization that uses role-based access control, data-at-rest encryption, mutual TLS authentication for data-in-motion, bring-your-own-keys (BYOK) and single sign-on (SSO) integration.

Accelerate Apache Cassandra on AWS with Astra DB

Join thousands of your fellow developers who are using Astra DB to simplify their development of cloud-native applications without the hassle of managing operations. You can reduce your application deployment time from weeks to minutes with no-operations deployment and flexible API. You can save on costs with serverless autoscaling and pay-as-you-go pricing. Build applications faster on Astra DB with an open-source skill set that you can take with you to any cloud provider.

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