DataStax is taking the natural next step in extending serverless support to go cross-region, roughly six months after migrating its Astra DB-managed Cassandra cloud database service. Cassandra is a reasonable target for such a capability because it was intended for severe, scale-out distributed deployment use cases demanding quick writes in the first place.
The general consensus is that serverless database management simplifies and lowers the cost of managing databases for fluctuating traffic volumes. Over-provisioning costs quickly mount with globally dispersed databases.
Astra DB is part of a small group of serverless databases that can span across regions to varying degrees.
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