DataStax Creates Astra Serverless

DataStax is introducing Astra serverless, an open, multi-cloud serverless database-as-a-service (DBaaS) that delivers  a combination of pay-as-you-go data together with the freedom and agility of multi-cloud and open source.

DataStax Astra builds upon the Apache Cassandra open source database and introduces a modern, microservices-based architecture that separates compute from storage, enabling database resources to scale up and down on demand to match application requirements and traffic independent of compute resources.

This technical innovation can change the game for developers and IT by dramatically improving the costs, complexity, and developer velocity in operating modern data architecture, according to the vendor.

“Most enterprises size their infrastructure for peak workload usage to deliver the best experience for end users,” says Ed Anuff, chief product officer at DataStax. “However, this practice is expensive and operationally intensive, especially when workloads are unpredictable. With Astra’s new serverless architecture, we’re changing the math by matching data usage to workload peaks and valleys. Users no longer have to worry about over-provisioning for storage or tuning by workload - they can have confidence that their workloads, no matter how spiky, will be handled in the most cost-efficient way possible.”

With the introduction of Astra serverless, developers will only pay for what they use, no matter how many database clusters they create and deploy.

This flexibility brings faster application development and streamlined operations by letting developers and IT create as many databases as they need for development, testing, staging, or any other purpose.

DataStax has been focused on bringing the power of Cassandra to every developer and enterprise, for any project.

As such, the company has spent the past year introducing numerous innovations such as the Astra DBaaS, to make Cassandra available to everyone, and the Stargate API gateway, to enable millions of developers to build applications on Cassandra using JSON, REST, and GraphQL. With Astra’s serverless capabilities, DataStax is removing cost barriers to the use of Cassandra for any project.

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