DataStax Astra to Integrate with Kong Support

DataStax is offering a preview build of Kong with support for DataStax Astra (beta), bringing a cloud-native database-as-a-service (DBaaS) built on Apache Cassandra to every developer.

As part of the beta program, DataStax has been working with developers and listening to their feedback. Many asked for an integration with Kong so DataStax prioritized that request and Kong is one of the first integrations of DataStax Astra.

“Astra needs to be where developers are—and that’s Kong,” explains Ed Anuff, DataStax’s chief product officer. “Kong is easy to run and works great with Cassandra, but we know that a lot of developers only use Cassandra for their biggest projects. This integration with Astra creates a turnkey experience for projects of any level of scale, small or large. If a developer is using Kong to manage APIs and microservices, they now can easily use Cassandra in the cloud with Astra.”

With the integration, Datastax is publishing a preview build of Kong that will connect to Astra. Users can download that and connect it to an Astra database. Developers will start to experience how Astra eliminates operations and overhead to install open-source, Cassandra.

Together, the DataStax and Kong teams have worked hard to deliver security certification, tuned performance and configurations, improvements with CQL and indexing, and more.

Kong is used by thousands of developers across the world to secure, manage, and orchestrate microservice APIs. Kong stores all the logs, tokens, and configuration in Cassandra, so the more apps and devices use your APIs and the more API traffic is processed, the bigger the database gets.

As a result of this integration, developers on Kong now have full access to Cassandra in the cloud, which comes with unlimited scale and effortless operations.

Developers who take advantage of this integration can now manage all of their data on Astra, which enables them to simplify application development, reduce administrative overhead, and decrease costs while securing and scaling applications that require lots of data.

Both DataStax and Kong are committed to the open-source community. This integration makes developing transformative cloud-native applications at scale easier.

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