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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 and Google Compute Engine allows companies to deploy their critical applications on the Google Cloud Platform and grow their data to incredible levels while making sure they remain online at all times.

DataStax and Google engineers collaborated to test and validate the scalability, reliability and performance of mission-critical online applications that are built on DataStax Enterprise with Google Compute Engine. The in-depth testing resulted in positive outcomes for scenarios involving the need for operational stability, predictable response times, assured data persistence, and good disk I/O performance under load.

DataStax sells an enterprise-grade NoSQL database that seamlessly and securely integrates real-time data with Apache Cassandra, batch analytics, enterprise search, as well as visual monitoring and management. The integration allows enterprises to leverage their hot data in real-time, in the context of their critical business application. DataStax powers applications for more than 300 customers, including eBay, Netflix, Adobe, Constant Contact and Ooyala, as well as 20 companies within the Fortune 100. DataStax customers who choose Google Compute Engine can leverage the world-class cloud platform provided by Google to quickly and easily deploy DataStax applications.

“DataStax Enterprise and their integration with Google Compute Engine can help deliver a reliable and high-performance experience for our customers,” said Chris Rimer, Global Head of Partner Business, Google Cloud Platform.

“Google Compute Engine makes running DataStax Enterprise in the cloud easier and more reliable than ever before,” said David Kloc, senior vice president, global business development, DataStax. “Our platform provides best-in-class performance consistency, and its breakthrough infrastructure enables our customers to predictably scale their databases’ speed and efficiency.”

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About DataStax
DataStax powers the online applications that transform business for more than 300 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, Meritech Capital Partners, Scale Venture Partners, DFJ Growth and Next World Capital. For more information, visit DataStax or follow us @DataStax.