The evolution of data-driven software applications has brought us from centralized systems decades ago that served very few to today’s digital Internet economy that is home to millions of follow-you-everywhere Web and mobile applications.
As you can imagine, we get questions all the time from technology professionals (business and pure tech) about how to make the move from an RDBMS to a NoSQL solution like Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise.
The Apache Software Foundation recently announced a significant milestone: Apache Cassandra – the always-on, massively scalable open source NoSQL database – just turned five years old!
DataStax is both an open source and commercial software company. This means we help drive open source software like Apache Cassandra and also supply modern businesses with enterprise-grade NoSQL database solutions like DataStax Enterprise.
I’m pleased to announce the DataStax Sandbox, which is a virtual machine (VM) image that contains a Linux-based bundle of DataStax software – DataStax Enterprise (DSE), OpsCenter, DevCenter, and a number of easy to use utilities – that’s designed to make it simple for you to get up to speed quickly with DataStax software.
An interesting article recently appeared in the Wall Street Journal that described a couple of studies conducted by Thomas Davenport, a professor at Babson college, on why large modern businesses are using big data software from software vendors vs.