DevOps people working with Cassandra DataStax databases can now use NetApp storage through the latter’s Astra Kubernetes storage services. Now, Astra has integrated with the DataStax Enterprise product, as well as with the Cassandra open source clusters.
Enterprise is DataStax’s Cassandra NoSQL database, customizable to the cloud. DataStax was founded in 2010, raised $ 190 million in funding and claims $ 150 million in annual recurring revenue. A IPO is rumored. Astra is NetApp’s SaaS data management package for Kubernetes-orchestrated workloads aimed at protecting, retrieving, and moving applications in containers.
Eric Han, vice president of product management for NetApp’s public cloud, said, “Working with DataStax, we’ve made it easier for companies to adopt and manage native data in the cloud on a large scale.”
Ed Anuff, Product Head of DataStax, commented: “When companies want to adopt Kubernetes and create modern data applications, developers and IT operations teams need to think about how they will manage the data they will create. applications … Our partnership with NetApp facilitates the management of storage resources and speeds up deployments ”.
NetApp and DataStax claim that with this integration, customers can automate the deployment of Cassandra clusters. they will also be able to simplify life cycle management operations and processes around applications, data and container images in Kubernetes.
In detail they can have:
- Automatic storage provisioning and storage class configuration processes,
- Cloning and migration of application clusters for application testing,
- Data protection, disaster recovery, point copy recovery, active cloning, activity logging and other data management services for Cassandra clusters,
- Portability and migration of Cassandra clusters, moving workloads and Kubernetes data between cloud locations,
- One user interface, instead of two, and data protection status views.
NetApp DataStax integrated software is now available. NetApp Astra is completely separate from the multi-cloud database product as a DataStax (DBaaS) service, which is also confusingly called Astra.