CompanyMay 7, 2019

Introducing DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra® on Microsoft Azure

Kyle Hunter
Kyle Hunter
Introducing DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra® on Microsoft Azure

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.

A wide variety of companies around the world are leveraging open source databases and hybrid or multi-cloud to deliver modern applications with Apache Cassandra. Increasingly, these organizations are looking to consume Cassandra services on clouds to boost the productivity of development teams and reduce the operational overhead of setup, ongoing management, and performance optimization.

DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra is a production-ready database that is 100% open source compatible and supported by DataStax, the Apache Cassandra experts. By making our offering available on Azure, we are providing developers with a simple, cost-effective way to build, deploy, and scale Cassandra-based applications in the cloud.

Easy to get started

DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra clusters on Azure are pre-configured and designed to deliver a frictionless environment for developing highly available applications while minimizing upfront configuration and cost. Our simple deployment using best practices for Azure means you reduce the time it takes to get started from days to minutes. Our production-ready Cassandra clusters can be deployed in a few easy steps and scale seamlessly as requirements grow. Your cluster will automatically spread across Azure fault domains for built-in high availability. Also provided is a virtual machine that helps kickstart your application development with docs, clients, support, training, videos, and more.

Open source compatible

DataStax has been the driving force behind Apache Cassandra, contributing the majority of the Cassandra code and still maintaining all Cassandra drivers today. DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra is 100% compatible with open source Cassandra, delivering a production-certified database, drivers, bulk loading utility, Kafka connector, and professional support. Developers can build applications with the same data distribution and performance capabilities whether on-premises or in the cloud, providing confidence while maintaining open source standards.

Expert Support

Open source Cassandra is easy to adopt, but as deployments scale, the need for increased support can have an adverse impact on your ability to build new applications and features. DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra provides a unique Cassandra support experience that’s unmatched in the market. As an example, our engineers and DBAs are available to help design, configure, manage, scale, optimize, and secure your cluster. We constantly monitor your database, help with technology integration and provide advice on running Cassandra in production.

DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra on Azure is the easiest way to run production-ready Cassandra in the cloud. Together, DataStax and Microsoft 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.

DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra on Azure



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