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

SAN MATEO, Calif., July 23, 2012DataStax, 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 premiere IT magazine and website, which for more than 25 years have generated more than 2.5 million page views per month to over 500,000 unique visitors.

“ is a top level IT and technology news outlet, and it is an honor to be recognized by its editors for the work that we are doing and the importance of our products to the marketplace.  I am very proud of our team and the customers we serve,” said DataStax CEO Billy Bosworth.

In his article describing DataStax and the other startups of 2012, CRN reporter Rich Whiting noted that industry analysts at IDC predict that the market for big data technology and services will grow by 40 percent annually from $3.2 billion in 2010 to $16.9 billion by 2015.

Whiting also wrote, “The DataStax Enterprise platform, built on Cassandra, manages real-time analytic and search data all in the same cluster.”  He noted that the company released version 2.0 of the platform in May to support Hewlett-Packard Cloud Services and 2.1 in June to enhance Hadoop capabilities and support Oracle’s Unbreakable Linux.

About DataStax

DataStax offers products and services based on the popular open-source database, Apache Cassandra™, which solve today’s most challenging big data problems.  DataStax Enterprise combines the performance of Cassandra with analytics powered by Apache Hadoop and enterprise search with Apache Solr, creating a smartly integrated, big data platform. With DataStax Enterprise, real-time, analytic, and search workloads never conflict, giving you maximum performance with the added benefit of only managing a single database.

The company has more than 200 customers, including leaders such as Netflix, Pearson Education, Rackspace and Constant Contact, and spans verticals including web, financial services, telecommunications, logistics and government. DataStax is backed by industry leading investors, including Lightspeed Venture Partners and Crosslink Capital, and is based in San Mateo, CA.