AWS launches managed Cassandra providers

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Right now at Amazon re:Invent, Amazon introduced a brand new skill to handle Cassandra databases on AWS.

Already utilized by corporations as various as, Netflix, Ooyala, Openwave, Reddit, and Uber, to handle distributed NoSQL databases, that deal with massive quantities of knowledge throughout commodity servers,  the brand new Amazon Managed Apache Cassandra Service, is AWS’ try to supply Cassandra straight as a substitute of via third social gathering distributors.

The Amazon MCS is serverless so customers pay for the sources they use and it may possibly robotically scale up and down in response to software visitors, the corporate says. It allows the event of functions that may serve hundreds of requests per second with limitless throughput and storage (one thing that may be extremely enticing for IOT clients).

With the brand new providers, builders can run Cassandra workloads on AWS utilizing the identical software code and developer instruments they’re already utilizing. Software updates simply require altering the endpoint to the one within the Amazon MCS service desk, the corporate mentioned.

The info can be encrypted at relaxation by default utilizing encryption keys which are saved in AWS Key Administration Service (KMS). And Amazon MCS can be built-in with AWS Id and Entry Administration (IAM) to assist builders handle and entry desk information, the corporate mentioned.

Amazon additionally mentioned it might work with the Cassandra API libraries and contribute to bug fixes to the open supply Apache Cassandra mission. AWS is charging for on-demand capability through the preview and at basic availability the corporate will make provisioned throughput accessible for extra predictable workloads.

For now, the product is part of Amazon’s free tier and for the primary three months corporations can obtain a free tier of 30 million write request items, 30 million learn request items and one gig of storage.

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