DataStax has raised $11 million to expand its software and services that help companies deal with massive amounts of web data threatening to overwhelm their systems.
Cassandra – which lies at the core of the new DataStax Enterprise project – is based on three and only three very simple methods: insert, get, and delete.
The DataStax and Cassandra stories are somewhat confusing. Unfortunately, DataStax chose to clarify them in what has turned out to be a crazy news week.
Many IT pros have heard of Apache Cassandra, but don’t know much about the project and haven’t had time to really find out more.
An interview by AppDynamics about Apache Cassandra
InternetNews.com yesterday published an article based on an interview with Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst asking the question “Is Red Hat Interested in the Database Market?” In truth there was no real need to ask the question, as Whitehurst’s comments made it pretty clear that Red Hat is interested in the database market, and specifically the NoSQL database market.
The discussion of big data technology can often be split into one side or another: the realtime capabilities of databases that often have to organize records at sub-second speeds, or the analytical capabilities of databases that have to comprehensively search those same records at the same level of speed.