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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 technology providers, partners and customers, Oracle OpenWorld is taking place at San Francisco’s Moscone Center from September 30 – October 4.


Game Zone (Booth 3817): Get your game on! During OpenWorld, DataStax will be hosting the DataStax Game Zone, a gaming center located at Booth 3817. Game Zone will feature a futuristic driving experience with SF Rush 2049, Nintendo Wii, Dance Dance Revolution, PacMan, pinball and a basketball shootout. The first 500 visitors will receive a free one-month subscription to GameFly, and all visitors will have the chance to win 35 years of specially brewed C* beer, labeled for Cassandra.

DataStax Lounge (Booth 4008): Visitors can take a break from conference bedlam and refuel “fireside” with hot chocolate and marshmallows at the DataStax Lounge, Booth 4008. The Lounge will feature demos of DataStax Enterprise, the Big Data platform, and host exclusive “Meet the Experts” sessions with Apache Cassandra™ Project Chairman and DataStax Co-Founder/CTO Jonathan Ellis and DataStax Vice President of Products Robin Schumacher.

  • “Meet the Experts” – Mon, Oct 1, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and Tues., Oct 2, 2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.


Speaking Session: Jonathan Ellis will also be speaking on two topics addressing the evolving role of NoSQL in today’s enterprise:

  • Mon., Oct 1, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: “Apache Cassandra: NoSQL in the Enterprise Today” (CON3591) at Parc 55 – Embarcadero
  • Tues., Oct 2, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: “Dealing with JVM Limitations in Apache Cassandra” (CON3586) at the Hilton San Francisco – Yosemite A/B/C


Pre-Party: DataStax will kick off its presence at OpenWorld on Sunday, September 30 with the “Bottoms Up ‘n’ Big Data” reception, an exclusive networking and education event for developers wanting to learn more about NoSQL and DataStax Enterprise, powered by Apache Cassandra. In addition to offering product demos of DataStax Enterprise, experts will be on-hand to answer questions and profile customer use cases. DataStax will offer its own custom C* beer and C*upcakes, as well as a secret handout.

  • Sun., Sept. 30, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at 111 Minna Street, San Francisco

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About DataStax

DataStax powers the apps that power the enterprise through Apache Cassandra™, the massively scalable, NoSQL database. Today’s enterprises place simultaneous demands on the same data, such as continuous availability, high-velocity throughput, real-time search and deep analytics. DataStax solves this challenge by integrating the best-of-breed technologies Apache Cassandra™, Apache Solr™, and Apache Hadoop™. DataStax is a single Big Data platform that delivers massive scalability with operational simplicity and architectural flexibility, without diminishing performance. Top companies such as Netflix, Pearson Education, and Constant Contact rely on DataStax every day. Based in San Mateo, Calif., DataStax is backed by industry-leading investors: Lightspeed Venture Partners, Crosslink Capital and Meritech Capital Partners.  For more information, visit and follow @DataStax.