Scaling DataStax on the Bigstep Metal Cloud
DataStax can be scaled horizontally and vertically at the click of a button or with a single API call. The deployment will automatically scale with the size of the underlying infrastructure.
The DataStax cluster is automatically notified before new compute instances are assigned a place in the architecture. Decommissioning a compute instance is possible, but only after the eviction of all data from the respective node. We recommend adding nodes in symmetrical increments (such as 4, 8, 16) so they can be properly balanced.
The characteristics of the Instance Array (RAM, CPU) can be effortlessly modified in the Control Center or with an API call. After a simple reboot, the nodes automatically update their configurations.