Instaclustr, delivering reliability at scale through its fully managed platform for open source data technologies, today announced the general availability of Apache Cassandra 4.0 on its Managed Platform. Instaclustr offers Cassandra as its flagship NoSQL database solution, alongside complementary solutions that include Apache Kafka, the Open Distro for Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, and Redis.
Instaclustr offers all its data-layer technologies in their pure open source form, giving Instaclustr customers an advantageous, more flexible, and budget-friendly alternative to “open core” solutions that increase license costs and promote vendor lock-in. This open source commitment includes all the extensive tooling created by Instaclustr and offered for use with Cassandra, such as the LDAP authenticator plug-in.
Instaclustr Managed Cassandra 4.0 is available for organizations using Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. Pricing for Managed Cassandra will not change with the addition of the new Cassandra release.
Cassandra 4.0 significantly enhances the NoSQL database’s performance. Now trusted by 40% of the Fortune 100, the scalable and versatile open source database plays a mission-critical role for companies across industries. Benefits of Apache Cassandra 4.0 managed by Instaclustr include:
“Cassandra 4.0 is the most tested, mature, and feature-rich release of Cassandra we’ve seen – we’ve already upgraded our own infrastructure to use it,” said Ben Slater, Chief Product Officer, Instaclustr. “The Cassandra community put an immense amount of effort into 4.0, and it shows. We’re excited to provide Cassandra 4.0 in its 100% open source version to our user base, and deliver these gains in performance, scalability, and security with no changes to our Managed Cassandra pricing.”
“Cassandra is the first technology Instaclustr offered as a managed service, and we continue to see just how instrumental it is to our customers’ digital transformation and cloud modernization initiatives,” said Ben Bromhead, Chief Technology Officer, Instaclustr. “With 4.0, we are able to bring the most performant version to our existing customers, and do so offering Cassandra’s fully open source version for maximum cost efficiency and data portability.”
To begin a free trial of Cassandra 4.0, visit the Instaclustr Console or contact the Instaclustr sales team. Existing customers can reach out to Instaclustr Customer Success about upgrade pathways or for other guidance.