What Is Amazon Managed Apache Cassandra Service? - Amazon Managed Apache Cassandra Service

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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 don’t have to provision, patch, or manage servers, and you don’t have to install, maintain, or operate software.

Amazon Managed Cassandra Service is serverless, so you pay for only the resources that you use, and the service automatically scales tables up and down in response to application traffic. You can build applications that serve thousands of requests per second with virtually unlimited throughput and storage.

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Apache Cassandra is an open-source, wide-column datastore that is designed to handle large amounts of data. For more information, see Apache Cassandra.

Amazon Managed Cassandra Service makes it easy to migrate, run, and scale Cassandra workloads in the AWS Cloud. With just a few clicks on the AWS Management Console or a few lines of code, you can create keyspaces and tables in Amazon Managed Cassandra Service, without deploying any infrastructure or installing software.

With Amazon Managed Cassandra Service, you can run your existing Cassandra workloads on AWS using the same Cassandra application code and developer tools that you use today.

For the preview, Amazon Managed Cassandra Service is available in all AWS Regions, except:

  • AWS GovCloud (US)

  • AWS China Regions

We recommend that you start by reading the following sections: