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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.

LONDON, May 23, 2013—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. DataStax opened its European subsidiary in Q1 2013 and is aggressively expanding throughout EMEA as organizations in the region increase demand for DataStax Enterprise, the company’s production-certified version of the Cassandra database.

“Every day we speak to new customers and community members planning to launch a critical online service based on Apache Cassandra,” said John Glendenning, vice president and general manager, DataStax EMEA. “Cassandra is becoming the benchmark alternative to legacy RDBMS solutions from the likes of Oracle and IBM, and our European Summit, training courses and extensive user group meetup schedule are helping to grow this vibrant community.”

London Cassandra Summit

Hosted by DataStax, the Cassandra Summits are the premier events for the Global Apache Cassandra community. For the first time in its three-year history a Cassandra Summit will take place in Europe, following the biggest Cassandra event ever – the 2013 Summit kickoff in San Francisco next month which will feature more than 1,000 attendees including CIOs, CTOs, developers, DBAs, press and industry analysts.

The London Cassandra Summit will take place on October 16 and 17, and will feature a full lineup of speaking sessions showing how leading enterprises use Cassandra to transform their businesses. Attendees can learn best practices from leaders in the field and learn how to push development boundaries, deliver new solutions and even receive DataStax Cassandra Developer Certification.

Cassandra Developer and Administrator Training in Paris and London

DataStax now offers training sessions in Europe where developers and DBAs can build their skills and learn everything they need to succeed with Apache Cassandra. Each course takes place over two days and covers topics such as NoSQL data modeling, indexes, time-series data, Hadoop, data management and many others. The Paris Developer Training with Cassandra will be held June 6-7, 2013; the London Developer and Administrator Training with Cassandra sessions take place July 15-16, and July 17-18, respectively. Each two-day session costs €1,850 (euros), or in the UK: £995 + £199 VAT.

60+ Community Meetups Scheduled Throughout EMEA

DataStax drives Apache Cassandra by contributing significant portions of code back to the open-source community and bringing together new and experienced members of the community together to share best practices during meetups. DataStax has scheduled more than 60 community meetups across 12 countries, so no matter where a Cassandra user lives, they can learn more about the technology and build their skills – all while connecting with like-minded community members. Visit Planet Cassandra for the full meetup schedule.

About DataStax

DataStax powers the big data apps that transform business for more than 250 customers, including startups and 20 of the Fortune 100. DataStax delivers a massively scalable, flexible and continuously available big data platform built on Apache Cassandra™. DataStax integrates enterprise-ready Cassandra, Apache Hadoop™ for analytics and Apache Solr™ for search across multi-datacenters and in the cloud.

Companies such as Adobe, Healthcare Anytime, eBay and Netflix rely on DataStax to transform their businesses. 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 DataStax or follow us @DataStax.