Posted On: Feb 9, 2021

Amazon Keyspaces (for Apache Cassandra), a scalable, highly available, and fully managed Apache Cassandra–compatible database service, now helps you automate table creation by supporting point-in-time recovery (PITR) and tag settings in AWS CloudFormation.

With CloudFormation, you can model a collection of related AWS and third-party resources, provision them quickly and consistently, and manage them throughout their lifecycles by treating infrastructure as code. Now, you can use CloudFormation to manage PITR and tag settings for Keyspaces tables. PITR gives you continuous backups of your table data, and you can use it to restore table data to any second in time since PITR was enabled within the preceding 35 days. Tags help you manage, identify, organize, search for, and filter resources. You can create tags to categorize resources by purpose, owner, environment, or other criteria. You also can create detailed cost allocation reports based on tags, and you can use tags in your AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policy conditions to control access to resources.

There is no additional cost for using Keyspaces PITR and tag settings in CloudFormation. Support is available in all AWS Regions where Keyspaces is offered.

To learn more, see AWS::Cassandra::Table in the Amazon Keyspaces section of the CloudFormation User Guide