FAQs

Here is a list of common questions about Conductor.

  • What is Conductor?

    Conductor is the always-on control plane for managed Apache Cassandra™. Running Apache Cassandra™ in the cloud just got a whole lot easier by utilizing the power of Artificial Intelligence. Conductor makes decisions just like a human would to manage your Apache Cassandra™ databases. Conductor is also compatible with Datastax Enterprise™ (DSE). Deploy a production-ready Apache Cassandra™ cluster in minutes. You no longer need to worry about performing management tasks such as hardware provisioning, software installation and patching, failure recovery, backups, and monitoring.

  • Why should I use Conductor?

    Conductor is software that allows your team to focus and work on other important facets of your business, rather than making sure your Apache Cassandra™ database is working properly. Apache Cassandra™ is a powerful, yet time-consuming database which can require massive operating expenses to upkeep. Let Conductor be your DBA so that you can focus on your product.

  • Can I see a demo of Conductor?

    Yes. Start your demo now.

  • How quickly can I have a new cluster online?

    As little as just a few minutes.

  • How much does it cost?

    Spend your money on your Apache Cassandra™ infrastructure, not on management and operating expenses. You pay a flat rate billed quarterly. All cloud costs are paid by you directly to your cloud provider. We are much more affordable than the other guys. Get in touch.

  • Do you offer Support?

    We do offer 24x7x365 on call support.

  • What features are included with Conductor?

    • Installation

      Fully managed solution. We'll manage your entire cluster for you, you need not do anything.

    • Shorter GAP time on manual repairs

      People often run repair manually. Given larger sets of data, this can be lengthy and be sub-optimal if manually done. Conductor automates repair to keep things running smoothly so it's one less thing you need to worry about.

    • Artificial Intelligence

      Conductor is always on, monitoring and operating Apache Cassandra™ successfully 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    • Self-Healing

      Apache Cassandra™ node crashes happen, more often than you'd like. Conductor will discover crashed nodes and replace them automatically no matter what time of day.

    • Clone Clusters

      Previously a multiple day task, Conductor can spool up a snapshot of your database with a few clicks. This makes creating new environments incredibly easy to setup and manage.

    • Auto-Scaling

      Conductor will auto-scale your storage automatically. You’ll never need to worry about running out of storage on your Apache Cassandra™ databases.

  • What best practices are baked into Conductor?

    • Availability zone distribution happens out of the box.
    • Years of original committer expertise built into the configuration and tunings.
    • Linux Kernel Tuning; the Linux kernel can impact how well your Apache Cassandra™ database runs. We have optimized the Linux kernel so your Apache Cassandra™ database performs the best it can.
  • On what cloud platforms is Conductor available?

    Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure and On-Prem.

  • How is Conductor better than AWS Managed Cassandra?

    • Price: 1M iops you'll pay $3.5 million per year.
    • It doesn't have counters, UDT, materialized views and many other features.
  • Startup Incubation

    Introducing ThreeComma.io Startup Incubation. Get free access to Conductor when you agree to join our incubator.

  • How does Conductor make Apache Cassandra™ easier?

    Our experience shows that companies spend tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars managing, upgrading and just making sure that Apache Cassandra™ stays working optimally. Managing Apache Cassandra™ internally can be painful, tedious and slow. Additionally, confidence in decisions or making the wrong decision can end up costing you time and money. Contact us to learn how Conductor can save you time and money.