# KUDO Cassandra Architecture
Apache Cassandra is a stateful workload. KUDO Cassandra uses kubernetes statefulset as the basic piece of the KUDO Cassandra Architecture
As a StatefulSet maintains sticky identities for each of its Pods, this helps KUDO Cassandra to automate all necessary operations with Apache Cassandra nodes.
To help with updates and upgrades, KUDO Cassandra comes with a custom config
maps thats helps for rolling updates for KUDO Cassandra. Apache Cassandra
maintenance jobs like
backup/restore are configured as kubernetes
jobs and are only deployed on-demand when configuring their respective
# Multi-Datacenter Architecture
KUDO Cassandra can span a ring across multiple kubernetes clusters, to facilitate the deployment across various regions and zones. Read more about multidataceneter configuration options in the multi-dataceneter docs.