Vector: AIOps for Apache Cassandra
June 18, 2020
started the private beta of Vector, an AIOps service for Apache
Cassandra. Vector continually assesses the behavior of a Cassandra
cluster to provide developers and operators with automated diagnostics
and advice, helping them be consistently successful with Cassandra and
DataStax Enterprise (DSE) clusters.
Vector provides recommendations with detailed background knowledge and
offers multiple ways to fix a problem. With Vector, developers and
operators can resolve issues quickly, while gaining a deeper
understanding of how clusters are performing.
To see Vector in action, watch the demo and sign up for the latest
updates of the private beta program through this interest form.
“Our enterprises requested a service like Vector because, as a
community, we know it takes a high level of skill to be consistently
successful with Cassandra,” said DataStax Chief Product Officer Ed Anuff.
“Our goal is to provide an AIOps service to proactively monitor the
health of clusters to help developers and operators be more productive
and effective with Cassandra.”
Vector is built upon a decade of expert guidance and learnings. The beta
release uses reactive learnings to offer proactive advice. With this
embedded knowledge base, Vector is able to analyze individual nodes,
compare behavior to other nodes in the cluster, and serve up
recommendations, such as: Cassandra and operating system configuration,
schema design, and Cassandra performance and query techniques.
“Vector is a very good service, which helps not only identify the
issues, but also provides the suggestions and recommendations along with
the solutions. This will be a great help to the Developer/Application
team,” said Bidhu Das, Sr. Lead Database Domain Architect at Cisco.
“DataStax Enterprise enables us to build highly scalable cloud-native
applications as an industrial IoT platform and bring them to any cloud
with ease,” says Shinichiro Matsunaga, Manager, iQuattro® at NTT DATA
Corporation. “Vector promises to optimize our devOps workflows
considerably, enabling our team to build better data-driven applications
in less time and with less friction—all while leveraging cutting-edge
technologies and open source tools to delight our users.”
expert advice – Proactively identifies current and potential issues to
help developers and operators solve problems quickly. Automated advice
provides contextual learning with background knowledge to build skills.
Continuous updates – Rules and
advice are continuously updated, deployed to SaaS and on-premises
applications, and automatically applied to clusters.
Hands-off management – Advanced
visualizations of system usage with insightful charting to understand
tables, keyspaces, and nodes. Vector helps developers and operators see
and understand how the cluster is performing and its configuration
without having to log into Cassandra nodes.
Cassandra skills development –
Helps strengthen Cassandra skills and knowledge by providing detailed
advice and recommendations. Vector helps to reduce unexpected and
unplanned items so experts can spend more time innovating.
“Vector is an industry first for
Cassandra with its automated advice, continuous updates, and hands-off
management. By working closely with our enterprises in the beta program
and acquiring actionable feedback, we will continue to advance Vector's
features to improve Cassandra management and operations,” concluded