DataStax announced DataStax Enterprise 4.6, the leading database platform for Internet of Things (IOT), web and mobile applications.
According to DataStax CTO Jonathan Ellis, “Relational databases like Oracle are great for dealing with data from a single company or department, but cannot provide the scale or availability that a database designed for the cloud like [NoSQL] Cassandra can.”
With so many NoSQL choices, how do you decide on one?
Shifting from Oracle to Apache Cassandra, iovation gains a service-oriented architecture, reduced transaction times, and new product features, and grows traffic volumes.
Open source technologies like MySQL paved the way for this model – and the rise of Puppet Labs, DataStax / Cassandra and MuleSoft all show that open source continues to do well – but we now see freemium models in a variety of other IT software products.
Netflix was able to keep serving its customers while its cloud hosting provider, Amazon Web Services (AWS), rebooted servers, because of its Cassandra distributed database.
While some websites were forced offline as a result of Xen hypervisor updates affecting multiple cloud providers, Netflix once again remained up entirely becuae of its Cassandra distributed database.
Aeris Communications Inc. uses Apache Cassandra to gather data and analyze it in ways in which relational technology cannot deliver.
DataStax seen as a rising competitor in Oracle Q3 earnings coverage.