Classic Astra databases

After 4 March 2021, Classic databases, which includes A-, C-, and D-tier plans, can no longer be created through the Astra console. We recommend migrating your database to our current serverless option, which could save you money and allow you to manage your compute and storage capabilities separately.

Classic database regions

GCP

  • us-central1

  • us-east1

  • us-east4

  • us-west1

  • europe-north1

  • europe-west1

  • europe-west4

  • asia-east1

  • asia-east2

  • australia-southeast1

  • northamerica-northeast1

AWS

  • us-east-1

  • us-west-2

  • ap-southeast-1

  • eu-central-1

  • ap-south-1

  • ap-southeast-2

  • ap-southeast-1

  • ap-northeast-1

Azure

  • eastus

  • westus2

  • westeurope

  • centralcanada

Classic database plans

Dev and Test with Shared Resources

Dev and Test databases offer an entry point for developers. Only select AWS and GCP regions are available for the Dev and Test databases. Dev and Test databases don’t support VPC peering or multi-region databases.

Plan Description

A5

3 vCPU, 12GB DRAM, 10GB total usable storage

A10

6 vCPU, 24GB DRAM, 20GB total usable storage

A20

12 vCPU, 48GB DRAM, 40GB total usable storage

A40

24 vCPU, 96GB DRAM, 80GB total usable storage

Production Workloads with Dedicated Resources

VPC peering and multi-region databases are available on Production Workload databases.

Plan Description

C10

12 vCPU, 48GB DRAM, 500GB total usable storage

C20

24 vCPU, 96GB DRAM, 500GB total usable storage

C30

48 vCPU, 192GB DRAM, 500GB total usable storage

High-Density Production Workloads with Dedicated Resources

High-Density Production Workload databases offer greater disk capacity and performance than other service tiers. VPC peering and multi-region databases are available on High-Density Product Workload databases.

Plan

Description

D10

12 vCPU, 48GB DRAM, 1500GB total usable storage

D20

24 vCPU, 96GB DRAM, 1500GB total usable storage

D40

48 vCPU, 192GB DRAM, 1500GB total usable storage

Classic database authentication

If you are using a classic database that was created before 4 March 2021 and has not been migrated to the newest authentication, you cannot use application tokens for authentication. For more, see Authentication for classic databases.

Classic database pricing

The cost of your classic DataStax Astra database depends on the classic database plan you select.
Classic Astra databases use a single capacity unit (CU) by default, which represents three database instances that are grouped together for three replicas.
The classic database plan represents the amount of compute power allocated to each CU, and represents three compute instances per CU.
Classic database pricing is presented in the DataStax Astra console in hourly terms, but billed in one-minute granularity.