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Apache Cassandra named best NoSQL database

In a NoSQL database benchmark conducted by End Point, Apache Cassandra emerged as the top performer among leading NoSQL databases, both in throughput and latency.


DataStax just scored a big partnership with HP. Here’s why.

DataStax is a five-year old database management company that has raised close to $190 million, with more than 500 large corporate customers including eBay, Netflix, and Target.​ ​DataStax has passed the 1,000-customer mark, including one-third of the Fortune 100, a milestone that influenced a key new alliance with HP.​ ​U​nder the new relationship, the two companies have created a scalable, purpose-built solution for big data applications that pairs DataStax Enterprise software with HP Moonshot high-end server hardware.


Internet of Things: Where Does the Data Go?

As Internet of Things projects go from concepts to reality, DataStax Chief Evangelist addresses how one of the biggest challenges is how the data created by devices will flow through the system.



Why You Need NoSQL For The Internet Of Things

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.”


10 Trends Transforming Enterprise IT

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.


Cassandra Summit 2014

theCUBE covered the 5th annual Cassandra Summit creating videos interviews with DataStax executives as well as various companies using Cassandra including The Weather Channel, Google, Microsoft, and Hailo.


This week in big data: Clouds, collaboration and Cassandra

DataStax’s partnerships with Google, GoGrid and large-enterprise consultants such as Accenture suggests that these partners’ customers are running or interested in running Cassandra (and other NoSQL data stores) and are asking for support.


Dr. Dobb's

Free Training and Free Software From DataStax

DataStax has announced its Startup Programme designed to allow “eligible startups” (by its own terms and classification) to deploy DataStax Enterprise (DSE) applications for free, along with a new DevCenter tool and free online training courses for Cassandra users.

Jax Enter

Why you shouldn’t use NoSQL just for the sake of it

A long-time Java advocate, University of Dundee lecturer Andy Cobley explains why he’s teaching Cassandra, the reason he hopes it doesn’t all go horribly wrong for NoSQL, and why he still stands behind Oracle’s platform, fifteen years down the line.


Why NoSQL Databases Are Gaining Fans

Given their Web roots, Cassandra, Couchbase and MongoDB have certainly taken more business away from MySQL than any commercially licensed database, but the recent infusions of capital show that there’s big money riding on broad enterprise adoption of NoSQL.


A new database dawn?

Rising data levels and real-time web applications are driving a shift towards NoSQL databases a move that could be as significant as the switch from mainframe to relational databases 30 years ago.

IT Director

Goodbye CEP, hello streaming and Cassandra

In particular, advocates of Cassandra would suggest that event streaming is fine if you just want to analyse what’s happening right now but that if you want to understand what’s happening now in the context of what was happening five minutes ago and five minutes before that – in other words, trending – then Cassandra is better option.

Silicon Angle

Weekly Big Data Review: SQL Alternatives are All the Rage

This past week featured a number of Big Data developments. Cloudera released an open-source authentication engine for Hadoop, Google upgraded its Cloud Platform with new data management capabilities, and DataStax raised $45 million in funding to accelerate Cassandra development.

DataStax Raises $45 Million

San Mateo-based DataStax, founded in 2010, sells software and services built on top of Apache Cassandra, an open source distributed database management system originally developed by Facebook that advocates say can be flexible and resilient on a global scale to an unprecedented degree.


DataStax Rakes $45 Million; Schemes Growth

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.


Why NoSQL is a No-brainer

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.

ZD Net

DataStax Enterprise 3.1: NoSQL; Yes, CQL.

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.


DataStax Finds the Enterprise Fulcrum with Cassandra

Red Hat and MySQL did it successfully first, before there was a roadmap or formula – they balanced the commitment to being a primary open source curator while simultaneously building a commercial business around the open source offering.

ZD Net

The biggest cloud app of all: Netflix

Netflix, the popular video-streaming service that takes up a third of all internet traffic during peak traffic hours isn’t just the single largest internet traffic service.


Big data player DataStax opens UK office

Big data platform provider DataStax, which helped Netflix determine the likely popularity of its first proprietary series House of Cards, has opened a London Office to help it keep up with demand for its services in EMEA.

Wall Street Journal

Hunt for Engineers Leads to Scattered Workforces

Facing a talent crunch at home, young Bay Area companies are establishing teams of engineers around the world—and adjusting to the complexities of a far-flung workforce.The hunt to hire workers abroad comes as startups are also rushing to lure foreign workers to their Bay Area headquarters, as demand for top technical talent outstrips local supply.

The VAR Guy

DataStax Combines Security with NoSQL Big Data

Two major trends have emerged in the Big Data channel in recent months: First, NoSQL is becoming an increasingly popular database choice, and second, commitment to security is finally catching up with the drive to build Big Data infrastructures as quickly as possible.

ZD Net

DataStax 1.2 on Windows: A guided tour

Cassandra is a major wide column store NoSQL database. It’s popular in standalone form, and can be used with Hadoop to perform MapReduce analyses on Cassandra column families (tables).



Top 3 Enterprise Ecommerce Player eBay Use That SMB Ecommerce Owners Shop Emulate

To accommodate eBay’s explosive data growth— its data centers perform hundreds of millions of reads and writes each day—and the increasing demand to process data at blistering speeds, eBay needed a solution that did not have the typical bottlenecks, scalability issues and transactional constraints associated with common relational database approaches.


Apache Cassandra database upgrade due this fall

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.


Because Hadoop isn’t perfect: 8 ways to replace HDFS

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.

The Register

DataStax adds search to Cassandra NoSQL

At the Structure Data 2012 conference in New York this week, DataStax, which as commercialized the Apache Cassandra NoSQL database originally created by Facebook and open sourced as an Apache project, has bolted on search to the data store and a plug in that lets it also search and index application logs.


DataStax Enterprise 2.0

My client DataStax is announcing DataStax Enterprise 2.0. The big point of the release is that there’s a bunch of stuff integrated together…


The Big Promise of Big Data

For Twitter, making sense of its mountains of user data was big enough of a problem that it purchased another company just to help get the job done.


The 451 Group

How to to provide a strongly consistent distributed database…

During the recent round of NoSQL Road Show events it has emerged that this description could be taken to suggest that NewSQL products are able to provide consistency, availability and partition tolerance and therefore contravene the common understanding of CAP Theorem that “a distributed system can satisfy any two of these guarantees at the same time, but not all three.”


Oracle Releases NoSQL Database, Advances Big Data Plans

Another attractive attribute of Cassandra and other open source products is their low cost, as they’re designed to scale out on commodity hardware.”There’s an order-of-magnitude difference in the speed, performance, and cost of deploying conventional relational databases and Cassandra,” said Billy Bosworth, CEO at Cassandra enterprise support and system monitoring and management software provider DataStax.


Cassandra 1.0.0. Is Ready for the Enterprise

Apache has announced the release of Cassandra 1.0.0, the first major milestone of the distributed column-based data store coming with data compression and several performance improvements and optimizations.


Apache Cassandra Ready for the Enterprise

“We’re consciously signalling that Cassandra is ready for mere mortals,” said Jonathan Ellis, who is the Apache vice president of Apache Cassandra project, jokingly referring to the amount administrative expertise needed to deploy previous versions of the software.

ZD Net

Apache launches Cassandra 1.0 NoSQL DB

The Apache Software Foundation announced Tuesday the release of Cassandra 1.0, the NoSQL database originally developed at Facebook for handling distributed, massive workloads common in cloud computing.


Oracle Sails Out of OpenWorld, Into Uncharted Waters

At OpenWorld, the company rolled out not only a social network, but a “NoSQL” database along the lines of MongoDB and Cassandra and a “public cloud” that follows in the footsteps of Amazon Web Services and Google App Engine.


Oracle does about-face on NoSQL

Oracle’s introduction of its Big Data Appliance at the OpenWorld conference here this week is an indication of the attention it is being forced to pay to NoSQL database technology.

The 451 Group

Red Hat considering NoSQL/Hadoop acquisition 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.


How to Boost Your Hadoop Performance With Brisk

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.

The Register

Database high priest mud wrestles Facebook

Last week, in a piece from our friends at GigaOM, Database Grandpoobah Mike Stonebraker announced that Facebook’s continued dependance on MySQL was “a fate worse than death,” insisting that the social network’s only route to salvation is to “bite the bullet and rewrite everything.”

I Programmer

Cassandra with CQL

CQL will look very familiar to anyone who knows SQL, with most of the usual keywords – Select, Use, Update, Drop and Create are all there and work pretty much as you expect.