DataStax, which makes a commercial version of the highly scalable Apache Cassandra database, raised $25 million in Series C funding as the amount of data that organizations are trying to analyze continues to explode.
DataStax, a startup that wants to bring down Oracle’s relational database, has pulled in $25 million in venture capital funding. The company’s pitch is that unlike the relational database, it is equipped to handle higher velocity and volumes of data.
Today San Mateo, CA-based big data company DataStax announced it has raised $25 million in C round of funding led by Meritech Capital Partners, with participation from previous investors Lightspeed Venture Partners and Crosslink Capital.
DataStax brings an array of open source products to Cassandra, a scalable NoSQL database for real-time big data workloads across multiple nodes.
Cassandra stands at the front of the NoSQL pack when it comes to supporting real-time, interactive (non-analytics) Big Data applications.
The open source NoSQL database, which reached the 1.0 release stage last October, is now in use at companies including Disney, eBay, and Netflix, according to Jonathan Ellis, project chair for the Apache Cassandra project and CTO at DataStax, which offers commercial products and services based on Cassandra.
Here are 10 examples of cool big data startups from the first half of 2012. Some have been incubating awhile and had their big debuts in 2012.
DataStax, a startup commercializing the Cassandra database, has fused Hadoop atop Cassandra to provide web applications fast access to data processed by Hadoop, and Hadoop fast access to data streaming into Cassandra from web users.