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Mashape, the creator of Kong and open-source API management platform, is pleased to announce an integrated partnership with Instaclustr, which delivers hosted and managed Apache Cassandra services.  

Instaclustr provides a fully managed Cassandra-as-a-Service solution, powering mission critical big data applications; which enables Mashape and Kong to focus on our core business, building the best API Gateway.

“Instaclustr is pleased to be able to provide our managed service to support the Kong user community. We have engineered our solution to make it easy to deploy and configure Cassandra, and we also provide ongoing monitoring, maintenance and 24/7 support.  We take care of Cassandra and the backend so that our customers can concentrate on their application” said Ben Bromhead, Instaclustr CTO.

Over the past five months Kong has grown into the most popular open-source API platform on Github.  Utilizing Cassandra as our preferred datastore, it was only natural that Instaclustr and Mashape work together to develop a seamless and integrated solution enabling developers to quickly deploy Kong.

Kong is built on top of NGNIX and Apache Cassandra, making the platform lightweight and robust.  The partnership with Instaclustr ensures Kong users can fully manage their Cassandra and Kong deployments; including provisioning, configuration, and tuning of Cassandra on most popular cloud providers.   All managed clusters are secure with proactive monitoring, managed backups, and regular maintenance and updates.

“We were looking for a partner to provide the fastest and most reliable way for our users to deploy Cassandra clusters.  With Instaclustr, we know their team will continue to provide the best solution for us.  Their fully managed service is second to none ” said Ahmad Nassri, Mashape’s Head of Engineering.  

The relationship with Instaclustr is just beginning.  In addition to the integration of managed services, the teams are working on other engineering projects together.  We’re excited with this partnership and look forward to sharing future joint releases.

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