This is the second in a series on customer deployments with Imanis Data. The first describing a customer deployment scenario in AWS is highlighted here.
Summary: A large business and financial management software company turned to Imanis Data to simplify backup and recovery in their large multi-datacenter Cassandra deployment.
Industry: Technology (Computer Software). A Fortune 1000 software company that provides business and financial management solutions for consumers, small businesses, and accounting professionals.
Big Data Environment: This Imanis Data customer has standardized on DataStax Enterprise (DSE) as the underlying NoSQL database. All databases and applications are hosted internally in their own data centers. The customer currently has 32 terabytes of Cassandra data in a 75-node DSE cluster spread across four data centers.
Challenges: The customer was using Cassandra snapshots for backing up their Cassandra database. Their DevOps team had developed some scripts to automate the process of taking snapshots on a periodic basis, a time-intensive process and a drain on storage resources.
Specifically, Cassandra snapshots created a few challenges for this customer because of their large and distributed environment, including:
Solution: The customer has deployed a Imanis Data cluster to back up their entire 75 node DSE cluster. Deployment and configuration of the Imanis Data software was quick and easy and the customer was doing backup of data in their production environment within an hour. The customer is our multi-datacenter capabilities to significantly reduce the amount of data that has to be transferred across a wide area network. All backups are de-duplicated, compressed, and stored on direct-attached storage outside the DSE clusters.