Apache Cassandra

Sakura Sky provides world-class Apache Cassandra consulting services to accelerate the deployment and success of your NoSQL projects
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Backed by our Silver partner status with DataStax, we offer deeply technical services across the entire lifecycle of Cassandra in your organisation, from planning and adoption through to modelling and maintenance.

Sakura Sky can enable your team to fully exploit the features of Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise. Our team can support you throughout your entire project lifecycle and then manage all aspects of deployment, maintenance, monitoring, faults, and ongoing performance tuning.

Suitability & Analysis

Our in house data science and architecture team can perform a full review of your systems and models to ensure Cassandra is a good fit and will deliver the outcomes you need. We also have an analyst team to interpret your business requirements to ensure alignment with technical deliverables.

Planning & Preparation

Cassandra can have a steep learning curve but our accelerator program is just one way that we can assist in making your project successful. Our experienced project management team understand cloud, infrastructure, and data. Our core Cassandra team can also assist in detailed site preparation, from instance configuration and security, through to performance tuning, right sizing, and stress testing.

Application Design

Our team is able to get hands on in your application code, attend stand ups, or just be available for help on demand. We offer a broad range of application support services and can assist in ensuring your application takes advantage of the all of the features that are offered by Cassandra.

Deployment Architecture & Release Processes

Our solution architects will assist in ensuring the right architecture for your workload and specialise in cloud based deployments, hybrid, and multi-DC. From getting the right replication factor through to snitch selection, and more, our team are able to assist. We also offer data migration, and schema management services to ensure your deployments are optimised within your existing workflows.

Data Modelling

We know data. We know Cassandra. Our team can assist you to spread data evenly around your clusters, to minimise the number of partitions read, and to determine exactly what queries you need to support. We can optimise your CQL, your schemas, and the way your applications interact with Cassandra to achieve the high performance goals you need.

Security & Audit

Our Cassandra experts can get your security under control and implement client-to-node encryption, authentication based on internally controlled login accounts/passwords, and object permission management. Our team also offers cloud, server, and application based security services, testing, audit capabilities across all Cassandra touch points.

Installation, Patching & Upgrades

Knowing and planning your maintenance and upgrade roadmap is essential for your system and application health. You can outsource this function entirely to our support team, have one of our Cassandra project teams assist you, or have us on call to help plan and assist while your team executes.

Troubleshooting & Performance Tuning

Our hands on skills in tuning and troubleshooting Cassandra to 1,000,000+ writes per second comes from using Cassandra every day on our own products and from supporting some of the largest users in North America and Europe. We know the right instances types, which disks to choose, and how to configure Cassandra for outstanding scale and performance.

Data Migration & ETL

We have a dedicated data team that manages data in the cloud every day. From using leading ETL tools, through to Google Dataflow and BigQuery, we can ensure your Cassandra installation is fully integrated with your entire data set.

Sakura Sky can enable your team to fully exploit the features of Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise. Our team can support you throughout your entire project lifecycle and then manage all aspects of deployment, maintenance, monitoring, faults, and ongoing performance tuning.

MONITORING & SUPPORT

From JMX based monitoring to DataStax OpsCenter, Datadog, and Stackdriver, we have proven methods and approaches to ensure your clusters are managed and maintained. Let us manage your C* rings across all of your data centers and timezones.

FAULT RESOLUTION

We can have team members available for fault resolution on demand or on permanent standby. We can also help you plan for DR and manage outages.

MAINTENANCE & UPGRADES

Let our project team manage your upgrade and migration while our support team can handle the daily maintenance of your clusters.

UPSKILLING & HANDOVER

We work with your team or become part of it. We can help recruit the right skills for you to manage your own Cassandra clusters, or hand over skills over the project lifecycle.

ONCALL EXPERTISE

Our Cassandra consultantss can assist you on a casual basis and provide our entire Cassandra services range to suit your needs.