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Posts in 2021

  • K8ssandra 1.1 Release

    Monday, April 12, 2021 in Articles

    The K8ssandra 1.1.0 release was published on Friday, 04/09/2021. This release of K8ssandra builds on the rock-solid 1.0 foundation with improved storage and a number of organizational updates and project maturity milestones. Installing K8ssandra 1.1 …

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  • Backing up K8ssandra with MinIO

    Friday, April 09, 2021 in Articles

    K8ssandra includes Medusa for Apache Cassandra™ to handle backup and restore for your Cassandra nodes. Recently Medusa was upgraded to introduce support for all S3 compatible backends, including MinIO, the popular k8s-native object storage suite. …

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  • Unboxing K8ssandra (Linux Foundation)

    Tuesday, April 06, 2021 in News

    See the full workshop info at The Linux Foundation, or watch the video directly here:

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  • K8ssandra First Touch

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021 in Articles

    This walkthrough shows how to run an Apache Cassandra® cluster in Kubernetes using K8ssandra. Steps include: Installing a cluster using Helm Configuring ingress with Traefik Validating the installation Exploration of all pods Viewing metrics using …

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  • The search for a cloud-native database

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021 in Articles

    The concept of “cloud-native” has come to stand for a collection of best practices for application logic and infrastructure, including databases. However, many of the databases supporting our applications have been around for decades, before the …

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  • K8ssandra Roadmap Update

    Monday, March 15, 2021 in Articles

    Prioritization and roadmaps are often among the more challenging areas for any open source project to manage. On the K8ssandra project, we’re making some improvements to how we manage our roadmap for new features. Legacy Roadmap If you’ve …

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  • K8ssandra Development Configuration

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 in Articles

    Managing expectations The K8ssandra Quick start is a great guide for doing a full installation of K8ssandra on a dev laptop and trying out the various components of the K8ssandra stack. While this is a great way to get your first hands-on experience …

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  • Why K8ssandra?

    Friday, February 26, 2021 in Articles

    The problem: scalable data persistence for cloud-native applications The past decade and a half has brought tremendous change in how we in the software industry think about building and delivering internet applications. With the launch of Amazon Web …

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  • K8ssandra 1.0 Release

    Friday, February 26, 2021 in Articles

    A project’s 1.0 release is a significant milestone. In some cases it is the solidification of an API. In others, it’s a reflection of its suitability for production workloads, and sometimes it’s just because the developers like round numbers. …

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  • DBA to SRE (Newsletter)

    Saturday, January 30, 2021 in News

    Key quote: We’ve been on this journey for a while together: Oracle DBA to Cassandra DBA. Now it’s time to take the next step: DBA to Site Reliability Engineer (SRE). DBAs have been super important in protecting data as a core business asset, but …

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