Astra DB is a NoSQL and Vector database designed for Generative AI applications, offering scalability and new vector search capabilities for complex, context-sensitive searches across diverse data formats. It is built on the open-source NoSQL database Apache Cassandra®, known for its high scalability and reliability.
- Serverless Database: Astra DB is a serverless vector database perfect for managing mission-critical AI workloads. It provides a serverless database environment where it scales with your workload, allowing for independent scaling of compute and storage capabilities. This serverless nature allows developers to focus more on application development and less on infrastructure costs.
- Cloud-Native Application Development: Astra DB simplifies cloud-native application development by reducing the time required to install, deploy, and scale applications from weeks to minutes. It eliminates the operational overhead, which is a significant obstacle to using Apache Cassandra, thereby accelerating the development process and enabling rapid deployment and scaling.
- Global Distribution: It is a globally distributed, multi-model database service that caters to your needs on your cloud provider, making it a suitable choice for applications that require global distribution and multi-region availability.
- Use Cases: The primary use cases of Astra DB include Generative AI projects which benefit from its vector search capabilities, as well as any application that requires a highly scalable, reliable, and globally distributed database service.