Azure Cosmos DB Blog

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Hybrid Cluster Configuration with Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra Client Configurator

We are excited to announce our new tool, the Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra Client Configurator! We designed this tool to simplify the configuration process for hybrid clusters, enabling a smooth migration to Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra. Whether you operate in a self-hosted environment or from on-premises data ...

Introducing Vector Search in Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra!

We are delighted to announce Cassandra 5.0 in public preview for Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra, with vector search capabilities enabled!   Vector Search in Cassandra 5.0 In Cassandra 5.0, vector search is backed by storage-attached indexes that represent data as vectors in a multi-dimensional space. We¬†use DiskANN, a ...

Apache Cassandra version 3.11 support beyond EOL

The Apache Cassandra Project Team recently announced that, after more than half a decade, versions 3.0.x and 3.11.x will reach End of Life at the end of 2023. To echo the project team announcement, we want to highlight the significant advantages of upgrading to Cassandra 4.0 or 4.1, and encourage users to make the transition. However, if...

Latest features in Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra

Are you self-hosting open-source Apache Cassandra on-premises or in the cloud? What if you could have patching, deployment, scaling, platform security, cloud infrastructure, and live site support taken care of for you... for not much more than the cost of running virtual machines in the public cloud? Welcome to Azure Managed Instance for ...

Monitor Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra using Dynatrace

There is now a new extension from Dynatrace that provides fully app-centric Cassandra performance monitoring for Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra. Monitor your clusters with Dynatrace Prometheus Extension Dynatrace Prometheus Extension allows you to monitor and analyze the activity of your Azure Managed Instance for Apache ...