We are in a radically connected, data-driven, digital world — where everything is always-on and moves at the speed of “now.” Relational database management systems (RDBMS) fail to meet the needs of modern applications where engaging customers like never before, and quickly responding to every request at anytime, on any device is the order of the day.
Social media, mobile apps, email messages. These are all making it possible for customers to stay in contact with the companies they like most.
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.
This article is one in a series of quick-hit interviews with companies using Apache Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise for key parts of their business.
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.