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DataStax Adds In-Memory Option to Cassandra Database — Enables Companies to Process Data up to 100X Faster in Online Applications

  • DataStax Enterprise 4.0 introduces in-memory database option to Cassandra with dial-a-performance flexibility, ideal for high-performance financial, telecom and e-commerce applications where speed is critical to success.
  • Comprehensive search enhancements empower developers with faster search operations and increased productivity.
  • Version 4.1 of DataStax OpsCenter supplies more powerful capacity management capabilities and improved visual monitoring of production database clusters.

San Mateo, CA, Feb. 26, 2014 — DataStax, the company that delivers Apache Cassandra to the enterprise, today announced DataStax Enterprise 4.0, the latest version of its always-on database platform based on Apache Cassandra. DataStax Enterprise 4.0 introduces a powerful new in-memory option and enterprise search enhancements for significantly faster performance in use cases where companies must process data at the speed of business.

DataStax delivers a powerful NoSQL database platform to the enterprise that shortens the time to revenue for Cassandra deployments and extends the capabilities of Cassandra with enterprise-ready features such as search, security, analytics, in-memory computing and easy-to-use management tools. Seamless integration of real-time information with a production-certified version of Apache Cassandra helps organizations build scalable online applications that leverage hot data in real-time, in the context of their critical business application. DataStax customers include eBay, Netflix, Adobe, Constant Contact, Ooyala, and more than 20 companies in the Fortune 100.

“The rules for online data-driven applications have changed. For example, customers in financial services, online retail and healthcare are dealing with high-volume, highly dynamic data, and traditional databases fail under these modern and dynamic workloads. In order to scale and remain successful, organizations need the lightning performance that an in-memory database can offer,” said Robin Schumacher, vice president, products, DataStax. “DataStax Enterprise 4.0 is the first NoSQL database to combine an in-memory option with Cassandra’s always-on architecture, linear scalability and multi-datacenter support giving businesses what they need to build and scale online applications with zero downtime.”

Performance Boosts and Search Enhancements

Today’s dynamic, high volume and data-driven business culture has created new types of data sources emerging from the cloud, mobile devices, social media and machine sensor devices. For such applications, traditional relational databases such as Oracle simply run out of steam. DataStax Enterprise 4.0 gives businesses a powerful, modern database alternative to relational databases and helps them build online applications that scale as their business grows.

  • Incredibly Fast Performance: objects created in-memory optimize performance and deliver increased speed for read operations which enables businesses to deliver data to customers faster than ever before.
  • Easy Development: in-memory objects act as typical Cassandra tables, so they are completely transparent to applications and developers and have no learning curve.
  • Flexible Performance Management: administrators can decide whether to assign data to in-memory objects, spinning disks or SSDs all in the same database cluster, making performance optimization easier than ever.
  • Faster and Easier Search: new search features help developers build applications quicker while enhanced internal cluster communications deliver faster search operations, even for thousands of concurrent requests.
  • Cassandra 2.0 Integration: adds new features such as lightweight transactions and CQL enhancements that make it easier to migrate from RDBMS.
  • OpsCenter 4.1: latest version of DataStax’s visual monitoring and management solution, OpsCenter 4.1 has capacity planning and custom graphing enhancements empowering IT staff to more easily pinpoint capacity issues over time and proactively forecast future needs.

“We protect our customers from being exploited online by compiling, comparing and analyzing data to conduct security operations and mitigate threats,” said Jason Atlas, vice president, engineering and technology, IID. “Database performance is critical in high-velocity environments like ours, and DataStax Enterprise’s new in-memory option will provide a valuable speed boost for our deployment.”

Learn more about DataStax Enterprise 4.0, in-memory computing and enterprise search by attending a webinar titled “Don’t Leave Your Data in the Dark” on March 11, 2014. Register today at

About DataStax

DataStax powers the online applications that transform business for more than 400 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 and @DataStaxEU.