DataStax is both an open source and commercial software company. The enterprise market that DataStax serves commercially overlaps with, but is distinct from, the open source Cassandra community, and the way we develop and release software reflects that difference.
A recent article in eWEEK showcased the NoSQL views of Oracle’s executive vice president for Database Server Technologies, Andy Mendelsohn. As someone who has worked with RDBMS’s (especially Oracle) for a very long time and is now deeply involved with NoSQL, I wanted to provide some perspective and respectful corrections on a few of the comments Mr.
It’s certainly an exciting week for DataStax. Not only are we hosting the world’s largest NoSQL event (with live streaming), but also we’ve just announced and played a part in a number of new product releases some of which are open source and one that’s commercial.
When we announced DataStax Enterprise 4.7 in May, we gave you a sneak peek at what was coming in OpsCenter 5.2.
Oracle’s recent fiscal Q4 miss, which boiled down to an eight percent license revenue shortfall was, “the largest we’ve seen in memory and is surprising,” said Citigroup’s Walter Pritchard.
About a month ago, End Point published a NoSQL database benchmark between Cassandra, MongoDB, HBase, and Couchbase. As we reviewed the configuration details, we discovered two errors had been made in configuring Cassandra and HBase.
I’m very pleased to announce DataStax Enterprise (DSE) 4.7, a new release of our distributed enterprise database platform powered by Apache Cassandra, and OpsCenter 5.2, an exciting new version of our visual management and monitoring solution.
If you’ve been paying attention to recent press announcements , you’ve no doubt seen a flurry of benchmark press releases from various NoSQL companies.
One of the great things about open source software is also one of its shortcomings.
On the one hand, no development or distribution model ensures faster time to market and ‘reach’ for software than open source.