This article will introduce how to integrate Cassandra with distributed applications and manage it with kubernetes. We will also provide many ready-made resources to help you learn quickly.
Cassandra and kubernetes
Are you developing applications on the cloud? Then you must belong to one of these two camps: you are using kubernetes to manage the life cycle, or you are about to use kubernetes to manage the life cycle.
In either case, you will want to know how to integrate Cassandra with distributed applications and manage it with kubernetes. We will show you the process.
Why c * and k8s
A prominent feature of Apache Cassandra is its flexibility to expand or contract according to requirements. Kubernetes simplifies the life cycle management of distributed systems.
The combination of Cassandra and kubernetes is very natural and synergistic. Developers who want to manage the cluster size only need to tell kubernetes what they want to do, and kubernetes will find its own way to implement it.
How to combine c * and k8s
If you are a beginner of kubernetes, setting up a simple kubernetes cluster may make you want to flinch. On top of that, if you still need to manage a complex Cassandra cluster, this task becomes even more maddening.
But don’t panic! Datastex developed kubernetes operator for Apache Cassandra to help simplify this task.
This open source operator helps you use abstractions from Cassandra in kubernetes, such as data centers and nodes.
The operator also provides a controller for monitoring and maintaining the Cassandra cluster.
Where to start
- Operator GitHub warehouseAccess for Apache Cassandra: ® Datastex kubernetes operator’s main GitHub warehouse.
- Java rest microservice example: check out this Java rest microservice example that includes spring, kubernetes, and Cassandra.
- Operator documentation: view the kuberbetes Cassandra operator documentation online.
- Kubernetes operator actual combat: continue to learn how kubernetes operator applies and get more useful resources.