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Author Archives: Tanaka Mapondera

Deploying Kubernetes on AWS using Terraform

In this blog post, I will walk you through what Kubernetes is, how and why it is used, what it can do, and who uses it today. Afterward, I’ll discuss how to first set up your Linux instance on AWS, install some dependencies then deploy Kubernetes on AWS using Terraform.

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Apache Cassandra Lunch #12: Cassandra & Kurbernetes

In case you missed Cassandra Lunch #12, we looked at how you can start using Apache Cassandra with Kubernetes. In this blog, we will give a quick introduction to Kubernetes as well as a few other tools you’ll need to work with. We have also included a link to a video of Cassandra Lunch #12 if you want a more in-depth discussion about Kubernetes.

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Introduction to Terraform

In this blog post, I’m going to introduce you to Terraform which is a declarative, infrastructure as code developed by HashiCorp. I’ll cover what Terraform is, what it can do, and how you can start using it today. I’ll also have an accompanying webinar where I’ll walk you through getting started with Terraform so be on the lookout for that!

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Cassandra.API: Version 1.0

Earlier this year, our team at Anant was tasked with creating an application to work with DataStax Astra, their new database-as-a-service. It is Apache Cassandra in the cloud which lets you spin up a database within minutes, bypassing all the work that a manual install and deployments requires. It offers enterprise-level reliability, security, and management and you also have the option to Deploy dedicated clusters on AWS or GCP. Now, a few months down the road we have finally finished work on Cassandra.API and we are ready to present the full application.

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New Features to Cassandra.API

A bit has changed since we first announced our new application for DataStax Astra, Cassandra as a service hosted on the cloud. In our first blog post, we walked you through how our program allows you to import data into Astra, how to set up a Node or Python API that will allow you to communicate with your Astra database and how to run unit tests test to ensure that you are connected properly. Since then, we’ve added a read and write functionality to our APIs as well as user interface admin that will allow you to visualize your Astra database. Let’s take a look at what is new with Cassandra.API.

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