DataStax has announced the general availability of a new Zero-Downtime Cloud Migration tool that enables organizations to migrate live data from self-managed Apache Cassandra instances to the company’s fully managed serverless Cassandra offering, DataStax Astra, with no downtime.
With DataStax’s new migration tool, enterprises can easily migrate live production Cassandra or DataStax Enterprise workloads to the DataStax Astra database-as-a-service (DBaaS) to quickly and easily take advantage of the cost savings and other benefits of fully-managed, serverless Cassandra.
DataStax Astra is the first and only open, multi-cloud serverless DBaaS. With Astra, enterprises only pay for the resources they consume (e.g., reads, writes, and storage), instead of having to size and pay for a database by predicting peak usage.
Astra can speed up application development, streamline operations, and deliver TCO savings of up to 76 percent over non-serverless database workloads, according to the study by GigaOm.
One of the first companies to use the DataStax’s Zero-Downtime Migration tool was Liquid Analytics, which recently completed a migration from self-managed Cassandra to Astra. In short order, the company has already realized performance gains.
The DataStax Zero-Downtime Migration tool is available for zero cost, and it comes with every DataStax Astra subscription.