Eyeing Oracle, CEO Billy Bosworth says DataStax Enterprise 3.1 eliminates some of the complexity that’s deterred holdouts.
DataStax, a San Mateo, Calif.-based startup offering a commercial version of the Apache Cassandra NoSQL database, has raised a $45 million series D round led by new investor Scale Ventures.
Faced with growing demand from enterprise customers for online applications that work fast and don’t crash, DataStax Inc. raised $45 million in additional funding as the company moves toward a possible initial public offering.
While Hadoop has been getting the elephant’s share of attention recently in NoSQL database circles, Cassandra database vendor, DataStax, has been dutifully squirrelling away at their own plans, which it was revealed this morning will be fueled by a $45 million dollar series D funding round.
DataStax, a next-generation database startup that’s making noise about stealing customers from Oracle (NSDQ:ORCL), announced a $45 million series D funding round Tuesday and is preparing to go public.
This blog features a mini interview-cum-discussion-cum-’fireside chat’ with Jonathan Ellis, who is CTO at DataStax and, indeed, the current Apache Cassandra project chair.
Larry Ellison probably won’t be celebrating Apache Cassandra’s fifth birthday today.
DataStax, the major commercial entity behind the Apache Cassandra wide column store NoSQL database, is today announcing version 3.1 of its DataStax Enterprise distribution.