General

Q: What is Amazon Managed Apache Cassandra service?

Amazon Managed Apache Cassandra Service is a scalable, highly available, and managed Apache Cassandra–compatible database service. With Amazon Managed Cassandra Service, you can run your Cassandra workloads on AWS using the same Cassandra application code, Apache 2.0–licensed drivers, and tools that you use today.

Q: What does “Cassandra-compatible” mean?

Amazon Managed Cassandra Service is compatible with the Cassandra Query Language (CQL) 3.11 API (backward-compatible with version 2.x). Amazon Managed Cassandra Service enables you to run your Cassandra workloads on AWS using the same Cassandra application code, Apache 2.0–licensed drivers, and tools that you use today. Amazon Managed Cassandra Service supports all of the most commonly used Cassandra data-plane operations, such as creating keyspaces and tables, reading data, and writing data. Amazon Managed Cassandra Service is serverless, so you don’t have to provision, patch, or manage servers, and you don’t have to install, maintain, or operate software. As a result, Cassandra’s control plane APIs are not required to use Amazon Managed Cassandra Service. Settings such as replication factor and consistency level are configured automatically to provide you with high availability, durability, and single-digit-millisecond performance.

Getting started

Q: How do I get started with Amazon Managed Cassandra Service?

With Amazon Managed Cassandra Service, you can run your Cassandra workloads on AWS using the same Cassandra application code, Apache 2.0–licensed drivers, and tools that you use today. To get started with Amazon Managed Cassandra Service, create a keyspace and table by using either the AWS Management Console or an Apache 2.0–licensed Cassandra driver.

Q: Do I need to change client drivers to use Amazon Managed Cassandra Service?

No. Amazon Managed Cassandra Service works with existing Apache 2.0–licensed Cassandra drivers.

Q: How do I access Amazon Managed Cassandra Service?

You can use your existing Apache 2.0–licensed Cassandra drivers and developer tools with Amazon Managed Cassandra Service.

Planning

Q: What is the maximum throughput an Amazon Managed Cassandra Service table can support? What is the maximum size of a table? What is the maximum number of items that can be stored in a table?

Amazon Managed Cassandra Service tables can scale up and down with virtually unlimited throughput and storage. There is no limit on the size of a table or the number of items you can store in a table. By default, you can create up to 256 tables per account, per AWS Region.

Q: What kind of performance can I expect from Amazon Managed Cassandra Service?

Amazon Managed Cassandra Service offers consistent single-digit-millisecond server-side read and write performance, while also providing high availability and data durability.

Q: How does pricing for Amazon Managed Cassandra Service work?

Amazon Managed Cassandra Service offers on-demand capacity mode for throughput, so you pay for only the reads and writes you use. Additionally, Amazon Managed Cassandra Service charges for data storage and standard internet data transfer fees. For more information, see Amazon Managed Cassandra Service pricing.

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