How Does Amazon Keyspaces (for Apache Cassandra) Compare to Apache Cassandra? - Amazon Keyspaces (for Apache Cassandra)

How Does Amazon Keyspaces (for Apache Cassandra) Compare to Apache Cassandra?

Amazon Keyspaces (for Apache Cassandra) appears as a nine-node, Apache Cassandra 3.11.2 cluster to clients and supports drivers and clients that are compatible with Apache Cassandra 3.11.2. Amazon Keyspaces supports the 3.x Cassandra Query Language (CQL) API and is backward-compatible with version 2.x. With Amazon Keyspaces, 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.

Amazon Keyspaces supports all commonly used Cassandra data-plane operations, such as creating keyspaces and tables, reading data, and writing data. Amazon Keyspaces is serverless, so you don’t have to provision, patch, or manage servers. You also don’t have to install, maintain, or operate software. As a result, the Cassandra control plane APIs to manage cluster and node settings are not required to use Amazon Keyspaces.

Settings such as replication factor and consistency level are configured automatically to provide you with high availability, durability, and single-digit-millisecond performance.