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Use of DataStax Apache Cassandra container in Production environments

We are considering the use of Apache Cassandra in our Production environment, and it has been found DataStax Apache Cassandra distribution in the Red Hat Catalog (https://catalog.redhat.com/software/containers/datastax/cassandra/5ee857c969aea31642b67910) and I would like to know if it's required any kind of License to deploy an Apache Cassandra cluster based in the previous container?

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Erick Ramirez answered aitor.acedo commented

Use of DataStax's distribution of Apache Cassandra (DDAC) requires a paid subscription but it is no longer available.

If you're looking to deploy Apache Cassandra on a Kubernetes cluster, consider looking into using the open-source K8ssandra.

K8ssandra is a ready-made platform for running Apache Cassandra in Kubernetes using the DataStax Cassandra Operator (cass-operator) under the hood but with all the tooling built-in:

  • Reaper for automated repairs
  • Medusa for backups and restores
  • Metrics Collector for monitoring with Prometheus + Grafana
  • Traefik templates for k8s cluster ingress

Since all these components are open-source, they are all free to use and don't require a licence or paid subscription but still comes with a robust community support. Cheers!

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Thank you for your quick answer @Erick Ramirez.

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