Posted On: Apr 8, 2021

Amazon Keyspaces (for Apache Cassandra), a scalable, highly available, and fully managed Cassandra-compatible database service, now offers Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 compliant endpoints to help you run highly regulated workloads more easily.

FIPS 140-2 is a US and Canadian government standard that specifies the security requirements for cryptographic modules that protect sensitive information. Now, you can run Cassandra workloads that require FIPS 140-2 compliance more easily by using a fully managed and serverless solution. You can configure applications to use a FIPS-compliant endpoint when connecting to Keyspaces by specifying it as the service endpoint in your client configuration. You can migrate existing workloads to Keyspaces that require FIPS compliance by using open-source tools such as cqlsh.

There is no additional cost to use Keyspaces FIPS 140-2 compliant endpoints, which are available in the US East (N. Virginia) and US West (Oregon) AWS Regions.