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.
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.