Aiven Cassandra is now generally available, marking Aiven’s 7th open-source service. Aiven selected Cassandra as its next service because of the demand for a distributable NoSQL database with tunable consistency.
Heikki Nousiainen, Chief Technical Officer, offers more detail on the decision to offer Cassandra, "Apache Cassandra was a common request amongst Aiven users, and we’re happy to answer that demand. Cassandra is the most popular wide column store out there, and now with Aiven, you can unleash its power without worrying about the operational burden."
Aiven initially launched Cassandra as an open Beta program to better understand customer requirements and build in the necessary features that would render the service suitable for production environments. These features include continuous repairs, automated backups and capabilities for plan adjustments and cloud migrations.
The service is available in three standard plan sizes with varying levels of compute and storage resources. Although their standard plans account for most use cases, Aiven also offers custom plans that require greater scale.
Aiven Cassandra is available in Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Microsoft Azure, DigitalOcean, and UpCloud in 74 regions—the largest geographic coverage of any Cassandra as a Service provider.
As with all Aiven managed cloud services, users can launch Aiven Cassandra from the Aiven UI in the cloud and region of their choice within a few minutes. Additionally, it can be managed from Aiven’s REST API or command line client.
Visit the Aiven Cassandra page for more information and to sign up for a free, no-commitment trial.
Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland and with offices in Boston, MA, Aiven is an ISO 27001 certified Database-as-a-Service provider, operating managed open-source database, messenger, cache, search, and graphing solutions to over 300 customers worldwide.