TechnologySeptember 25, 2019

Running DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra on Google Cloud Platform

Scott Hendrickson
Scott Hendrickson
Gilbert Lau
Gilbert Lau
Running DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra on Google Cloud Platform

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.

We recently announced the general availability of DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra is a production-ready database that is 100% open-source compatible and supported by DataStax, the Apache Cassandra experts. To date, our customers have large-scale deployments of DataStax in both the Retail and Financial verticals on GCP. 

With this new addition to our DataStax solutions in the GCP Marketplace, you can now deploy a DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra cluster in various GCP regions with two different levels of support: an 8-hour per day, 5 days a week contract or a 24-hour per day, 7 days a week contract. Every DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra cluster will also include a development virtual machine, allowing users to quickly realize the benefits and power of running and managing Cassandra on GCP.

GCP provides the most flexible and performant cloud computing infrastructure for your mission-critical workloads and data layers. Customers can choose various GCP instance types to meet the general, high-memory or CPU-intensive workloads that our customers need, and storage types that guarantee IOPS for heavy read/write operations. GCP Virtual Private Cloud gives you the flexibility to scale and control how workloads connect regionally and globally on-premises or off-premises, which truly complements our hybrid cloud database mission.

More importantly, this solution brings a seamless integrated user experience for running DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra clusters on GCP. You can monitor the health of your clusters using Google’s Stackdriver Monitoring service as well as troubleshoot existing or potential issues through the Stackdriver Logging service. Below are sample screenshots illustrating our Stackdriver integration.

Stackdriver Monitoring integrationStackdriver Logging integration

Customers can further integrate their data on a DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra cluster with a plethora of GCP cloud services, such as BigQuery, to find meaningful insights, use familiar SQL queries, and take advantage of GCP’s pay-as-you-go model.

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Alongside this new offering, we have two other solutions in the GCP Marketplace designed for development-only scenarios. Customers can deploy a DataStax Enterprise (DSE) cluster natively on GCP virtual machines or deploy a DSE cluster in containers on a Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) cluster. You can find a complete list of our offerings in the GCP Marketplace here.

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