DataStax Releases K8ssandra
November 24, 2020

DataStax released K8ssandra, an open-source distribution of Apache Cassandra on Kubernetes.

K8ssandra, a Kubernetes Helm chart that deploys all things Cassandra, is available now and gives database administrators (DBAs) and site reliability engineers (SREs) elastic scale for data on Kubernetes.

“K8ssandra will help make data cloud-native," said Sam Ramji, Chief Strategy Officer at DataStax. “Kubernetes has made running and scaling stateless apps straightforward, but those apps need data. Bringing Cassandra to Kubernetes means having an automated open source distributed datastore that SREs appreciate. K8ssandra lets you scale data elastically and observe it with Prometheus and Grafana. It’s a distribution of known-good components that work well together on Kubernetes, and it’s a place for SREs to share operational wisdom.”

K8ssandra is an open-source distribution of Cassandra that supports stateful workloads on Kubernetes with elastic scale and auto-healing functionality. K8ssandra is deployed using helm and includes projects that the community has identified as essential for automating Cassandra:

- Cass-operator: an operator that serves as the translation layer between the control plane of Kubernetes and operations done by the Cassandra cluster.

- Cassandra Reaper: a tool that helps manage the critical maintenance task of anti-entropy repair in a Cassandra cluster.

- Cassandra Medusa: a way to backup and restore your data.

K8ssandra also includes and integrates with:

- Prometheus: pre-built and collected metrics.

- Grafana: pre-configured dashboards, enabling observability.

“Running a database at scale has long been one of the most difficult challenges for engineering staff, and Cassandra was built for exactly that purpose,” said Stephen O’Grady, Principal Analyst with RedMonk. “As Kubernetes has accelerated towards ubiquity, organizations will increasingly look for ways to run databases at scale on that platform. This is, in turn, what K8ssandra is built for.”

In March 2020, DataStax open-sourced a Kubernetes operator in partnership with the community to help make Cassandra the ideal database for scale-out, cloud-native data. K8ssandra is the continuation of that work.

Share this

Industry News

January 25, 2021

Progress announced the new release of Progress Kendo UI, a complete collection of JavaScript UI components.

January 25, 2021

CloudNatix announced the close of a $4.5M Seed round financing led by DNX Ventures, with the participation from a new investor Cota Capital and existing investors: Incubate Fund, Vela Partners and 468 Capital.

January 25, 2021

Quali announced $54 million in new funding, co-led by Greenfield Partners and JVP.

January 21, 2021

Platform9 released Platform9 Release 5.0, with a number of new features to provide operational efficiencies for its freedom, growth, and enterprise managed Kubernetes products.

January 21, 2021

Infragistics announced the release of Infragistics Ultimate 20.2, a complete UX and UI solution for  design and development teams  which is fully compatible with .NET 5, Microsoft’s latest  release of .NET development platform.

January 21, 2021

Couchbase Cloud is now available on Microsoft Azure.

January 20, 2021

Hitachi Vantara announced the availability of Hitachi Kubernetes Service, enabling customers to consistently and securely deploy, manage, monitor, and govern Kubernetes clusters across major cloud providers and on premises.

January 20, 2021

Internal announced the launch of an enterprise-ready app development platform for internal tools.

January 20, 2021

StackPulse announced a $20 million Series A led by GGV Capital.

January 19, 2021

GitLab announced GitLab Ultimate for IBM Cloud Paks, which is designed to help streamline team collaboration and increase team productivity with a comprehensive, easy-to-use DevOps platform.

January 19, 2021

Fugue announced new capabilities for bringing public cloud container resources into compliance and ensuring the continuous security of container runtime configurations.

January 19, 2021

Rookout announced new functionality that empowers software developers to debug other people’s code.

January 14, 2021

Oracle is making its popular APEX low-code development platform available as a managed cloud service that developers can use to build data-driven enterprise applications quickly and easily.

January 14, 2021

Parasoft announced its C/C++test update to support IAR Systems' build tools for Linux for Arm.

January 14, 2021

Harness raised $115 million in financing, reaching a valuation of $1.7 billion in just three years after launching from stealth.