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Building a 720° view of the customer can help banks grow customer retention and loyalty, upsell high margin products and provide compelling interactions.
This paper examines the challenges Financial Services Institutions (FSIs) face when building a market tick data management system, what database requirements the Line of Business (LoBs) should look into, and how the database can be used to provide high throughput and resilience with low latency.
$32 billion was lost to online payments fraud in 2014 in U.S. alone. Let’s stop this madness. Protect your customers from these relentless attacks by online criminals. Existing anti-fraud solutions are complicated, costly and simply don’t scale. Build unbreakable fraud detection applications on the only database technology with the scale, speed and availability needed to combat these attacks.
This short paper describes best practices for running DataStax Enterprise (DSE) and OpsCenter within Docker environments, and includes trade-offs to be aware of and pitfalls to avoid.
This paper is an introduction to the 5 steps of a proven methodology for implementing DataStax Enterprise in a production environment. It is intended for IT Operations Managers / DBAs and Centralized IT Management (CIOs, CTOs, etc.) who will be involved in the implementation and ongoing management of the database platform supporting their critical Web, mobile and IoT applications.
End Point, a database expert and full-service ecommerce consulting company, performed a series of performance tests on leading NoSQL database vendors. The overall conclusion shows Cassandra significantly outperforming the most recent version of other NoSQL databases, including Couchbase 3.0, MongoDB 3.0 (with the Wired Tiger storage engine) and HBase 0.98, in throughput and latency..
This paper describes the general search requirements that most web, mobile and IoT applications have, and the common ways enterprises have tried to deploy search systems in the past. It then describes how NoSQL database systems are fast becoming the standard database platform for these types of applications and why DataStax Enterprise, with its integrated enterprise search capabilities, can make developing powerful search components for an application fast, easy, and cost effective.
This business paper explores how DataStax Enterprise makes it easy for Internet Enterprises to run operational analytics on data stored in Cassandra, and integrate insights with historical Hadoop data warehouses/lakes. By leveraging data collected from operational (transactional) systems organizations you can achieve fast time-to-insight so that online applications can lead to better business.
Applications that succeed in today’s digital, Internet economy age are those that interact intelligently with the end customer in specifically tailored and personalized ways, benefitting both the customer and the underlying business. Explore the key five application requirements that an underlying data management platform must provide to enable today’s Web and mobile applications that quickly make new customers and keep them coming back.
This paper defines the “Internet Enterprise” and discusses radical changes in technology DNA that Internet Companies created. Learn how to transform your traditional business to an Internet Enterprise and understand how all forward-looking companies need to challenge long-held assumptions about how they develop and deliver products and services with an eye toward competitive edge.
This white paper outlines the reference architecture of Apache Cassandra™ and DataStax Enterprise (DSE) and establishes a starting point for users who are contemplating different hardware choices to host DSE. This document also provides good guidance for System Architects and System Administrators during the planning stages of development, test and production environments, whether in-house or at a private or public data center.
This document provides best practice guidelines for designing, deploying, and managing DataStax Enterprise (DSE) database clusters. Although each application is different and no one-size-fits-all set of recommendations can be applied to every situation, the information contained in this paper summarizes techniques proven to be effective for several DataStax customers who have deployed DataStax Enterprise in large production environments.
This white paper provides general guidelines on how DataStax Enterprise can help organizations comply with SOX using its robust security features, including access control and auditing capabilities.
Today’s online debit, credit and pre-paid card applications need always-on, disaster-proof database technology along with the enterprise security necessary to meet tough industry standards. This paper examines how DataStax Enterprise, powered by the Apache Cassandra™ database, meets these needs in one integrated solution.
Managing and optimizing the performance of a widely distributed database that is comprised of many individual servers can be very challenging. This paper discusses how DataStax OpsCenter can be used to greatly simplify the task of administering one or many Apache Cassandra™ and DataStax Enterprise database clusters, whether those clusters are deployed on premise or in the cloud.
This paper looks at why NoSQL technology like Apache Cassandra™ / Datastax Enterprise is quickly becoming the first and best database choice over Oracle for online applications, providing guidelines for when a legacy RDBMS like Oracle should be used and when NoSQL is required.
This paper, written with a blend of information for the line-of-business manager and the IT professional, discusses the five key rules of great ecommerce and the changes they require in your database infrastructure.
This paper provides a general enterprise implementation strategy for NoSQL by exploring the key reasons why enterprises are turning to NoSQL solutions and providing examples of how modern businesses are using the technology today.
Learn about the six most common reasons NoSQL databases are being deployed today and how Apache Cassandra™ and DataStax Enterprise serve those use cases.
Get a solid grounding in why multiple data center databases are fast becoming the new norm for database operations, along with what characteristics a database must have to run simultaneously across many data centers and the cloud.
Get a high-level examination of the why’s and how’s of migrating from Oracle’s MySQL to more capable big data technologies, such as Apache Cassandra™ and Apache Hadoop™.
This paper surveys the emerging class of applications that require new data-management foundations and the technology implications of those requirements.
This paper examines the growing prevalence of big data across nearly every industry and explains why its effective use is critical for firms that want to compete in their chosen market.
Cut through the clutter of varying NoSQL solutions and examine essential characteristics successful enterprise deployments share in common.
Learn about Apache Cassandra, the NoSQL database designed for big data applications that require high performance, massive scale and continuous availability.
Get an overview of the key characteristics required when moving data-intensive applications to the cloud and how Apache Cassandra stacks up to other database alternatives in that regard.
Cisco and DataStax have joined forces to deliver a unique solution comprised of the industry leading Cisco Unified Computing System™(Cisco UCS®) and DataStax Enterprise (DSE) – providing the performance and reliability that organizations need to support their enterprise applications.