Welcome to the DataStax Blog. Here you can find perspectives about our company, our latest product offerings, insights from customers about how they're succeeding with our massively scalable big data platform, and business insights about big data topics of interest.
Featured
fallback image url placeholder

Like me, I’m sure you’ve come to the world of NoSQL from relational database management systems (RDBMS) such as Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, etc. And like what happened to me a couple of years ago, maybe you’ve just recently seen that a type of NoSQL database – graph – has been increasing in popularity and getting lots of attention lately. So, why is graph gaining ground right now?

By Robin Schumacher

A Look Back, A Look Forward

Jonathan Ellis revisits his time as Chairman of the Apache Cassandra™ project, why he's decided to step down, and the exciting future ahead.

By Jonathan Ellis, August 19, 2016

Dear CXO – When Will What Happened to Delta Happen to You?

I tend to always fly Delta. I landed pretty late and got in under the wire just before Delta suffered a power outage that brought its global business to a halt. The downtime that originated in their Atlanta location affected every site in which Delta does business around the world. Such an event puts a very real and sobering face on the term “single point of failure”.

By Robin Schumacher, August 9, 2016

A Quick Primer on Graph Databases for RDBMS Professionals

Like me, I’m sure you’ve come to the world of NoSQL from relational database management systems (RDBMS) such as Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, etc. And like what happened to me a couple of years ago, maybe you’ve just recently seen that a type of NoSQL database – graph – has been increasing in popularity and getting lots of attention lately. So, why is graph gaining ground right now?

By Robin Schumacher, July 25, 2016

DataStax takes home two major awards at the 2016 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

What a week it was for the DataStax team at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) held in Toronto! The conference ran from July 10 – 14 and brought together 15,000+ attendees from around the globe for a week of networking and learning—all with the goal of increasing partner profitability and accelerating business growth.

By Lynn Walitsch, July 20, 2016