Astra really shines when you need a fast, always on database without the operational overhead. It’s born of Apache Cassandra™ , and joins a family of products that have powered everything from social networks to global banking platforms.
Below are a few of the use cases where Astra can be a huge win for your team.
Cassandra allows the perfect combination of nearby and available data. Its peer-to-peer architecture means that your app stack can be closer to each customer allowing for superior responsiveness. Astra combines the resilience of Cassandra with that of Kubernetes. This means you need not fear the Chaos Monkey. Astra can respond to application requests even when things go wrong. With multi-region replication enabled even the loss of an entire region won’t bring you down.
This combination of fast and resilient means your data is always there and responsive for your customers.
All your systems rely on auth — they can’t afford to wait, and authentication outages often mean that everything requiring auth is down. Cassandra’s available and partition tolerant design is excellent at addressing these two must haves.
Internet of Things (IoT)
Whether you’re collecting kill stats in a game or data from sensors around the world, we have you covered. Astra has the power to support billions of devices from vehicles to weather to inventory items. IoT can be a high volume use case that cares a lot about availability. Astra shows its super powers here. Traditional relational databases require gatekeepers when new information is submitted, but Astra, which is underpinned by Cassandra, can absorb data concurrently with the whole cluster, unlocking the full write and read power of all its resources.
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Finn.NO Moves to DataStax Astra for Apache Cassandra™ in the Cloud
Launched in 2000, Finn.no is the leading classified advertising company in Norway, covering everything from retail products through to boats, houses and used cars, as well as services like loans, utilities and travel.
monthly website visits from customers looking to buy and sell goods and services across a wide range of categories
of interactions supported by Finn.no’s personalization engine, such as sponsored product recommendations
operational overhead as Finn.no uses DataStax Astra to run Cassandra in the cloud
“The ability to quickly and easily integrate data in Apache Cassandra with other apps is a major achievement. The GraphQL API in Stargate takes the complexity out of accessing and stitching data together across the organization and services. Stargate in Cassandra will break API boundaries, data silos, and, ultimately, help unify all developers to work better together.”
Apache Cassandra Committer, Engineer and Cloud Data Architect, Netflix
“At Yelp, we are excited about Stargate's vision to be an open-source and cloud-native data access API gateway. We already heavily rely on the reliability and resilience of Cassandra to handle big workloads with zero downtime. Therefore, the ability to abstract Cassandra-specific concepts entirely from app developers and support different API options will go a long way in removing barriers of entry for new software developers at Yelp.”
Engineering Manager, Yelp
“We are passionate about driving advancements in digital innovation and we brought this mindset to our technical partnership with DataStax when co-designing Stargate. Through open collaboration we have harnessed our collective technical strengths and insights to realise new possibilities and we are proud of what we have achieved together to enhance our customer’s experience online.”
VP IT Digital, Omnichannel and Marketing, Burberry
“We already use Cassandra for the reliability and resilience to handle big workloads with zero downtime. The promise of Astra is a true Cassandra-as-a-Service with no ops. This will help developers work more efficiently so they can spend more time innovating.”
Senior Engineering Manager at Venmo
“We have significant repositories of data. And now what we're doing is using this next generation technology to activate that data in a more real way and try and provide insights to the world and to customers that we think will be quite valuable.”