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2014

Gartner Names DataStax a ‘Visionary’ in the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems

Report Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute SANTA CLARA, CA, October 21, 2014— DataStax, the company that delivers Apache Cassandra™ to the enterprise, today announced that Gartner Inc. the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, has named DataStax a ‘Visionary’ in the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems… View Article

DataStax Partner Program Doubles to Meet Market Demand for Always-On Applications

DataStax Partner Network Program Attracts Top-Tier Solutions, Applications, Infrastructure and Ecosystem Partners The DataStax Partner Network expands to more than 115 partner companies in less than 7 months Partner membership has doubled in size contributing to 356 percent increase in partner-related revenue year over year, with the solutions category experiencing the highest growth DataStax’s distributed… View Article

DataStax Expands DataStax Academy Online Training Portfolio

All-new Virtual and Online Instructor-led Cassandra Training Courses Expanded to Meet Strong Market Demand DataStax Academy removes barriers to getting expert training on Apache Cassandra, with free and paid virtual instructor options A completely redesigned course catalog for public, onsite, and online classroom training More than 2,500 developers will be trained onsite at Cassandra Summit… View Article

DataStax Raises $106 Million

Investment solidifies growing global enterprise demands for Distributed Database Management Systems SANTA CLARA, CA, September 4, 2014 — DataStax, the company that delivers Apache Cassandra™ to the enterprise, today announced that it has secured $106 million in Series E financing. This amount, together with the $84 million investment in previous rounds, brings the total invested… View Article

DataStax Announces Participation in Upcoming Investor Conferences

SANTA CLARA, CA, August 8, 2014 — DataStax, the company that delivers Apache Cassandra™ to the enterprise, today announced that CEO Billy Bosworth and CFO Dennis Wolf will participate in these upcoming investor conferences: Pacific Crest 16th Annual Global Technology Leadership Forum Sonnenalp Resort 20 Vail Road Vail, CO Panel – August 12, 2014 at… View Article

DataStax Hosts Fifth Annual Cassandra Summit

Disney, Instagram, Target, Microsoft, ING, Credit-Suisse, DemonWare and Hundreds More To Showcase How Apache Cassandra Transformed their Business at the World’s First Distributed Community Conference SANTA CLARA, CA, July 16, 2014 — DataStax, the leading distributed database management system that delivers Apache Cassandra™ to the enterprise, today announced it will host the fifth annual Cassandra… View Article

DataStax Unveils DSE 4.5 – The Future of the Distributed Database Management System

Blazing Performance, Operational Simplicity and Up to 100x Integrated Faster Analytics First to market with lightning fast completely integrated in-memory analytics powered by Spark Automated diagnostic and performance tuning drives operational simplicity Enhanced visual management supplies g reater ease of use and increased security SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 30, 2014 – At today’s Spark Summit… View Article

DataStax and Databricks Partner to Deliver Up to 100X Faster Analytics Fully Distributed, Highly Scalable Cassandra Database

Industry-first integration of leading open-source technologies enables companies like Ooyala, Health Market Science, and Pearson Education to deliver highly personalized online customer experiences By integrating Apache Spark and Apache Cassandra, lightning-fast analytics are now embedded into the transaction processing of the Distributed DBMS Partnership will deliver open source code back to the Apache Spark and… View Article

DataStax Appoints Tony Kavanagh as Chief Marketing Officer

Salesforce.com Marketing Executive Joins Leading NoSQL Database Company Santa Clara, CA, March 25, 2014 — DataStax, the company that delivers Apache Cassandra to the enterprise, today announced it has hired Tony Kavanagh, as chief marketing officer, responsible for driving the global marketing strategy and overseeing the company’s comprehensive marketing functions. Kavanagh joins DataStax as the… View Article

DataStax Adds In-Memory Option to Cassandra Database — Enables Companies to Process Data up to 100X Faster in Online Applications

DataStax Enterprise 4.0 introduces in-memory database option to Cassandra with dial-a-performance flexibility, ideal for high-performance financial, telecom and e-commerce applications where speed is critical to success. Comprehensive search enhancements empower developers with faster search operations and increased productivity. Version 4.1 of DataStax OpsCenter supplies more powerful capacity management capabilities and improved visual monitoring of production… View Article

DataStax Announces Partner Network Program with Accenture, Google Cloud Platform, and Other Technology Service Providers and Big Data Vendors

Solutions, Applications, Infrastructure and Ecosystem Partners Enable DataStax to Power Online Applications Across a Broad Range of Environments Strata, Santa Clara, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 — DataStax, the company that powers the online applications that transform business, today announced its partner program designed to increase adoption of DataStax Enterprise, the Apache Cassandra-based database used by… View Article

DataStax Hires Clint Smith as General Counsel

Responsible for all Legal Matters as Company Undergoes Significant Revenue, International, Channel and Headcount Expansion San Mateo, Calif., Jan. 15, 2014 — DataStax, the company that powers the online applications that transform business, today announced it has hired Clint Smith as general counsel, responsible for the company’s legal affairs, including corporate law, intellectual property strategy,… View Article

Jim Baum, Former CEO of Netezza, Joins DataStax Board of Directors

Technology Veteran Brings High Growth Expertise to Leading NoSQL Database Provider San Mateo, Calif., Jan. 15, 2014 — DataStax, the company that powers the online applications that transform business, today announced that Jim Baum has joined its Board of Directors. Baum recently was CEO of data warehousing and analytics company Netezza. In 2007, he worked… View Article

2013

DataStax Tests Enterprise-grade Cassandra Database on Google Compute Engine

Results Demonstrated Strong Operational Stability, Robustness During Reboot, and Maximized Disk Performance San Mateo, Calif., Dec. 9, 2013 — DataStax, the company that powers the online applications that transform business, today announced that it has tested DataStax Enterprise on Google Compute Engine, which recently became generally available to all developers. The combination of DataStax Enterprise… View Article

DataStax Announces First NoSQL Database with Automatic Management Services

DataStax Announces First NoSQL Database with Automatic Management Services San Mateo, Calif., Nov. 14, 2013 — DataStax, the company that powers the online applications that transform business, today announced that it is the first NoSQL database provider to offer built-in automatic management services, which allow users to proactively manage and optimize their database clusters. The… View Article

DataStax Appoints Dennis Wolf as Chief Financial Officer

Silicon Valley Veteran to Drive Next Phase of Financial Growth for DataStax San Mateo, Calif., Oct. 23, 2013 — DataStax, the company that powers the online applications that transform business, today announced that Silicon Valley veteran Dennis Wolf will join the company as chief financial officer, where he will oversee all of the company’s financial… View Article

DataStax Announces New Startup Program Offering Free Software, as well as Free Training Courses for Cassandra Users and New Developer Tool

DataStax Startup Program lets startups deploy DataStax Enterprise (DSE) applications for free; gives small companies the tools they need to grow their business quickly Free online training courses teach users how to develop and administer big data applications with Apache Cassandra Newly released DevCenter tool enables developers and administrators to graphically create queries, database objects,… View Article

DataStax Announced Speaker Lineup for Cassandra Summit Europe – Expands Leading NoSQL Database Event Due to Demand

More than 40 presenters from companies including SoundCloud, Spotify, Sky, Barclays, Orange and Rackspace covering Apache Cassandra. Exclusive platinum sponsor Fusion-io, as well as Accenture, Acunu, Compuware, Jaspersoft, Pentaho and Big Data Partnership join DataStax at the largest European Cassandra event. Additional day of training workshops announced to meet increased demand for Cassandra expertise.  … View Article

DataStax Raises $45 Million In Funding to Fuel International Expansion, Channel Growth, and Product Development

Builds upon customer momentum that includes 20 companies in the Fortune 100, as well as dozens of enterprises migrating from Oracle to Cassandra-based NoSQL solution. Continues international expansion which began in EMEA last quarter, investing in the channel, sales and marketing, and developing new products such as DataStax Enterprise 3.1 announced today. Advances leadership position… View Article

DataStax Announces New Developer-Rich Versions of Its Enterprise-Grade and Community-Edition Database Software, Powered by Apache Cassandra

Latest software versions give developers more options and an easier transition from relational databases such as Oracle to NoSQL solutions. DataStax Enterprise (DSE) 3.1 can allow up to 10x more Cassandra data per node than prior versions, features Solr 4.3 integration and incorporates the new Cassandra Query Language (CQL) binary protocol with .NET and Java… View Article

Netflix, Openwave Messaging and Ooyala Migrate Critical Business Applications from Oracle to DataStax and Apache Cassandra

Scalability, Disaster Avoidance and Cost Savings Named Key Criteria for Industry-Leading Enterprises Moving from Relational Databases to Cassandra NoSQL Database Platform. CASSANDRA SUMMIT, SAN FRANCISCO, June 11, 2013—DataStax, the company that powers the big data applications that transform business, today announced that dozens of industry-leading enterprises such as Netflix, Openwave Messaging and Ooyala have migrated… View Article

DataStax Responds to Exceptional Demand for Apache Cassandra in Europe – Announces Community Initiatives Throughout Region

DataStax, the company that powers the big data applications that transform business, today announced a series of initiatives to meet the unprecedented demand for Apache Cassandra in Europe. Cassandra Summit Europe 2013 scheduled for October 16 and 17 in London; features training, tutorials and info sessions from experts and enterprises using Cassandra to transform their… View Article

DataStax Announces Big Data Days By the Bays – Hosts Cassandra Summit in San Francisco and Sponsors Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit In Half Moon Bay

1,000+ big data and cloud influencers and experts to attend Cassandra Summit, the premier global conference for the Apache Cassandra community, discussing use cases and development techniques.   Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit convenes technology executives and innovators with financial community for fast-paced conversations moderated by Bloomberg journalists. SAN MATEO – April 4, 2013 –… View Article

DataStax Addresses Unprecedented Demand in the High-Growth EMEA Market by Opening London Office

DataStax continues strong growth with more than 250 customers and 20 of the Fortune 100, including companies such as Netflix, eBay, Thomson Reuters and Synchronoss. DataStax offers world’s first NoSQL big data platform with comprehensive enterprise-grade security features, DataStax Enterprise (DSE) 3.0. LONDON – March 27, 2013 – DataStax, the company that powers the big… View Article

DataStax Releases Independent Benchmark Results Showing That Apache Cassandra Outperforms NoSQL Competitors by a Wide Margin

Cassandra Dominates Its NoSQL Competitors In All Read and Write Throughput Tests While Also Consistently Delivering The Lowest Latency In Each Workload. SAN MATEO, Calif. – February 25, 2013 – DataStax, the company that powers the big data apps that transform business, today announced the latest independent benchmark test confirming what previous tests had shown… View Article

DataStax Announces “Next Great Data Developer Contest”

Finalists To Present Their Projects At Bay Area Cassandra Summit In June. SAN MATEO, Calif. – February 5, 2013 – DataStax, the company that powers the big data apps that transform business, today issued a call for participation in the “Next Great Data Developer Contest”. DataStax will offer two undergraduate or graduate-level computer science students,… View Article

DataStax Enterprise (DSE) 3.0 Offers Most Comprehensive Security Feature Set Among All NoSQL Providers

DataStax Enterprise (DSE) 3.0 Offers Most Comprehensive Security Feature Set Among All NoSQL Providers – Enables Enterprises To Adopt NoSQL Databases While Safely Scaling Their Big Data Infrastructure DSE 3.0 delivers core security features to the Cassandra NoSQL community and advanced security features to modern enterprises. New release features internal and external authentication, object permission… View Article

DataStax Announces Community Edition 1.2

DataStax Announces Community Edition 1.2 — Latest Version of Apache Cassandra™ Includes Free Version of OpsCenter, the #1 Visual Management and Monitoring Solution for Cassandra. New Version Enables Greater Scalability and Reliability, Improves Developer Productivity and Simplifies Cluster Management; Community Edition 1.2 Features Virtual Nodes, CQL3 Improvements, Enhanced Request Tracing, Atomic Batches and Configurable Policies… View Article

2012

DataStax Appoints Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Andrew Feldman to Board of Directors

Feldman a Powerful Addition to Team as DataStax Disrupts Database Landscape. SAN MATEO, Calif., October 9, 2012 – DataStax, the company that powers the apps that are transforming the enterprise, announced today that Andrew Feldman joined its board of directors. A veteran entrepreneur and investor who specializes in advancing products from inception to launch, Feldman… View Article

DataStax Raises $25 Million in Third Round of Funding

Apache Cassandra™-Based Big Data Platform Poised to Drive Massive Growth in the Enterprise. SAN MATEO, Calif. – October 01, 2012 – DataStax, provider of the Big Data platform that powers mission-critical enterprise applications, today announced the completion of a $25 million C round of funding led by Meritech Capital Partners, with participation from existing investors… View Article

DataStax Sponsors Game Zone at Oracle OpenWorld, Offers 35 Years of Beer

Other Events Include Speaking Segments by Cassandra Chairman Jonathan Ellis and Pre-Party User Drink Up. SAN MATEO, Calif. – Sept. 27, 2012 – DataStax, provider of the Big Data platform that powers mission-critical enterprise applications, today announced a number of exclusive events during Oracle OpenWorld 2012. The world’s largest educational and networking event for Oracle… View Article

Speakers to Highlight Splunk as the Platform for Machine-Generated Big Data at .conf2012

Fortune 500 customers share their success, Big Data track features technologists and luminaries from across the Apache ecosystem. SAN FRANCISCO – August 15, 2012 – Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading provider of software for real-time operational intelligence, today announced the lineup of speakers for .conf2012: The 3rd Annual Splunk Worldwide Users’ Conference scheduled for… View Article

DataStax Sees Surge in Reliance on Apache Cassandra as Enterprises Harness the Power of Big Data

Demand intensifies for Cassandra experts as organizations seek real-time big data solutions. SAN MATEO, Calif., August 8, 2012 –Apache Cassandra™, the massively scalable NoSQL database that handles real-time big data workloads across multiple data centers, is scaling in popularity as a growing number of enterprises rely on its powerful capabilities. The momentum of the Cassandra… View Article

Actuate and DataStax Partner to Deliver Big Data Analytics Solutions for Apache Cassandra

Partnership Highlights Highly Visual, Interactive Query Results, a Wide Array of Output Formats and Sophisticated Analytics. Cassandra Summit 2012, Santa Clara, Calif., – August 8, 2012 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ – delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined, today announced an alliance with DataStax, the commercial leader… View Article

Jaspersoft Partners with DataStax to Provide Cassandra Big Data Analytics Connector

First Low-Latency Open Source BI Solution Integrated with Cassandra Distributed Database. SAN FRANCISCO, August 8, 2012 and Cassandra Summit 2012 – Jaspersoft, the world’s most widely used business intelligence (BI) platform, today announced a partnership with DataStax™, the commercial company behind Apache Cassandra™, to provide a native connector to Cassandra, the massively scalable NoSQL database… View Article

DataStax Partners with Simba Technologies for Big Data ODBC Connector

SAN MATEO, August 8, 2012 and Cassandra Summit 2012 – DataStax™, the commercial company behind Apache Cassandra™, today announced a partnership with Simba Technologies, the industry’s ODBC expert for Big Data solutions, to provide an ODBC 3.52 Hive connector to DataStax Enterprise, the massively scalable NoSQL platform built on Apache Cassandra that is architected to… View Article

DataStax Appoints Lara Shackelford as Vice President of Marketing

San Mateo, Calif. – August 7, 2012 – DataStax, the commercial company behind Apache Cassandra™, the massively scalable NoSQL database, announced that legendary marketing executive Lara Shackelford has joined the company as Vice President of Marketing. The company said Shackelford is responsible for leading all global marketing efforts for DataStax, defining the global market strategy… View Article

Big Names Line Up to Share Business Use Cases at 2012 Cassandra Summit

San Mateo, Calif. – August 7, 2012 – DataStax™, the commercial company behind Apache Cassandra™, the massively scalable NoSQL database, today announced the speaker lineup for the 2012 Cassandra Summit. The all-day event Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, CA will allow users to share their interests, talents and skills… View Article

Gazzang and DataStax Partner to Deliver Robust Data Security for Big Data

Customers Now Have Access to Enterprise-Class Encryption and Key Management Solutions that Complement the Speed, Agility and Performance of Big Data. AUSTIN, Texas and San Mateo, Calif., August 1, 2012 – Gazzang and DataStax, the commercial leader in Apache Cassandra™, today announced a partnership that will help customers meet data security compliance regulations and guard… View Article

DataStax Earns Spot on CRN’s List of Ten Coolest Big Data Startups of 2012

SAN MATEO, Calif., July 23, 2012 – DataStax, the commercial company behind Apache Cassandra™,  today announced that the company earned a coveted spot on CRN’s list of the Top Ten Coolest Big Data Startups of 2012. Cassandra is the massively scalable NoSQL database that handles real-time big data workloads across multiple data centers. CRN is a… View Article

DataStax Enterprise 2.1 Launches with Enhanced Hadoop Capabilities, Faster Performance, and Support for Oracle Unbreakable Linux

Enhancements Solidify DataStax Enterprise’s Position as the Only Big Data Solution that Offers an Integrated Platform for Managing OLTP, Analytic and Search Data Together in One Database. San Mateo, Calif. and 2012 Hadoop Summit (@hadoopsummit) – June 13, 2012 –DataStax, the commercial leader in Apache Cassandra™, today announced DataStax Enterprise (DSE) 2.1, with increased capabilities… View Article

DataStax Strengthens Management Team With Appointment of Martin Van Ryswyk

Industry Veteran to Lead Product Development for Commercial Apache Cassandra and NoSQL Leader. San Mateo, Calif. – June 7, 2012 – DataStax, the commercial leader in Apache Cassandra, today announced the addition of Martin Van Ryswyk as vice president of engineering.  Van Ryswyk brings more than 22 years of experience in software development, system engineering,… View Article

DataStax Enterprise 2.0 Now Available With HP Cloud Services

Combination of Apache Cassandra™, Apache Hadoop™, and Apache Solr™ Creates Big Data Platform for Real-Time, Analytics, and Search Data Management. San Mateo, Calif. – May 10, 2012 –DataStax, the commercial leader in Apache Cassandra, today announced that DataStax Enterprise 2.0 (DSE 2.0) is now available for HP Cloud Services (http://hpcloud.com). Customers can now run their… View Article

DataStax Enterprise 2.0 Adds Enterprise Search Capabilities to Smart Big Data Platform

Combination of Apache Cassandra™, Apache Hadoop™, and Apache Solr™ Creates Big Data Platform for Real-Time, Analytics, and Search Data Management. San Mateo, Calif. and GigaOm Structure (@dataconf) – March 21, 2012 –DataStax, the commercial leader in Apache Cassandra, today announced DataStax Enterprise 2.0 (DSE 2.0), the industry’s first complete big data solution designed to manage… View Article

DataStax and Pentaho Jointly Deliver Complete Analytics Solution for Apache Cassandra

Pentaho and DataStax announce strategic partnership delivering the first complete Apache Cassandra-based big data analytics solution to the market. Strata Conference, Santa Clara, CA – February 28, 2012 – Pentaho Corporation, delivering the future of business analytics, and DataStax, the commercial leader in big data solutions based on Apache Cassandra™, today announced they have entered into a strategic… View Article

DataStax Launches First Complete Solution for Cassandra Development on Windows and Mac

Industry Leader Responds to User Base and Makes Cassandra Easier to Install and use on Key Development Platforms. San Mateo, Calif. – Jan. 31, 2012 – DataStax, the commercial leader in Apache Cassandra™ is offering the first Windows-based solution for non-production Cassandra development. The company recently polled its user-base and the Cassandra community to determine the… View Article

2011

WSO2 and DataStax Partner to Facilitate Enterprise-Class, Open Source Data Management in the Cloud with Apache Cassandra

WSO2 and DataStax Offer Complementary Technologies, Services, and Open Source Licensing to Meet Developers’ Demands for Enterprise-Class Private and Public Clouds Palo Alto, CA and Burlingame, CA – September 14, 2011 – WSO2 and DataStax today announced a strategic partnership aimed at enabling enterprise-class data management in the cloud through Apache Cassandra™ and WSO2 Data… View Article

DataStax Announces New Executive Appointments and new Version of DataStax OpsCenter

Industry Veterans Strengthen Engineering and Product Management Teams. Also announces key updates to flagship DataStax OpsCenter for Apache Cassandra™ and Hadoop BURLINGAME, Calif. – July 11, 2011 – DataStax, the commercial leader in Apache Cassandra™, today announced that Daisy Itty has joined the company as VP of Engineering, and Robin Schumacher has joined as VP… View Article