Today’s applications require extreme performance, availability, and scalability in order to respond to hockey stick growth and viral trends. Apache Cassandra has answered this call for over a decade as the premier distributed database for production-at-scale workloads. From financial services transactions to entertainment streaming services, Cassandra is present in the applications and backend architectures that impact our daily lives.
We will introduce you to Cassandra’s architecture and logical fault domains as well as the Kubernetes components that complement this architecture. We’ll then shift to simplifying your architecture by leveraging operators and custom resource definitions, so you can think about your Cassandra cluster as a logical unit instead of a collection of individual Kubernetes resources.