Apache Cassandra Lunch #27: Cassandra on Baremetal / Virtual Machines/ Containers

In Apache Cassandra Lunch #27: Cassandra on Baremetal / Virtual Machines / Containers, we cover different methods in which we can deploy Cassandra whether it be on Baremetal, Virtual Machines, or Containers; as well as, pros, cons, and deployment tools. The live recording of Cassandra Lunch, which includes a more in-depth discussion, is also embedded below in case you were not able to attend live. If you would like to attend Apache Cassandra Lunch live, it is hosted every Wednesday at 12 PM EST. Register here now!

In Apache Cassandra Lunch #27: Cassandra on Baremetal / Virtual Machines / Containers, we discuss different methods in which we can deploy Cassandra whether it be on Baremetal, Virtual Machines, or Containers; as well as, pros, cons, and deployment tools. We will give a breakdown and some pros and cons for each method; however, if you want a more in-depth explanation, be sure to watch the live recording of Apache Cassandra Lunch #27 embedded below! Don’t forget to like and subscribe while you watch it!

Deployment Terminology

Baremetal

  • Pros
    • Fast
    • On the hardware
  • Cons
    • Difficult to deal with
    • Your hardware breaks, you’re $cr3wd
  • Deployment

Virtual Machines – Public Cloud

  • Pros
    • Easy to create/destroy computers
    • Charged by use
    • APIs
    • Amazing backup scenarios
      • Massively available cloud storage
      • Massive block storage drives
    • Many integrations
    • Monitoring/alerts
  • Cons
    • Some people complain about costs
    • Bad hardware
  • Deployment
    • Terraform – AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, …
    • Ansible
    • Docker

Virtual Machines – Private Cloud

  • Pros
    • You own the hardware
    • Can do basically what you can do with a public cloud
    • APIs
  • Cons
    • Your hardware breaks, you’re $cr3wd
  • Deployment
    • Terraform: VMWare/OpenStack
    • Ansible
    • Docker

Containers – Public/Private Cloud

  • Pros
    • Fast
    • Easy to upgrade
  • Cons
    • You need to know which PVs are with which pods/hardware config
    • Everything is behind the kubectl command.
  • Deployment
    • Terraform – AKS, EKS, GKE, etc
    • Kubernetes
      • Docker
    • Ansible

If you missed last week’s Apache Cassandra Lunch #26: Cassandra Troubleshooting with Logs, be sure to check it out! As mentioned above, the live recording of Apache Cassandra Lunch #27 is embedded below. Also, check out our YouTube page for more videos and the Cassandra Lunch playlist here! Don’t forget to subscribe while you are there!

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