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DataStax To Train 25,000 Developers and Operations Managers in Apache Cassandra in 2015

  • Cassandra Day World Tour speakers include executives from Microsoft, Asurion, Hulu, FullStory, Accenture, CareerBuilder.com, British Gas Connected Homes
  • Apache Cassandra is the highest paid NoSQL database skill, according to Dice.com1
  • Apache Cassandra Certification Program to debut at Cassandra Summit 2015

SANTA CLARA, CA, June 22, 2015 — DataStax, the company that delivers Apache Cassandra™ to the enterprise, continues to deliver on its mission to “train the world” of developers and operations managers on Apache Cassandra. Since the launch of the Cassandra Day World Tour in February 2015, more than 5,000 attendees have participated in training events in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, London, St. Louis and Paris. Cassandra Days from DataStax are the only worldwide free Apache Cassandra training conferences designed for developers, engineers and IT leaders. With additional Cassandra Days taking place in major cities including Washington DC, New York, Toronto, Seattle and Dallas, combined with Cassandra Summit 2015, the world’s largest gathering of Cassandra users, DataStax expects to train more than 25,000 developers in 2015.

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PERSPECTIVES ON THE NEWS

“Apache Cassandra is the only database technology that can accommodate the requirements of today’s line-of-business applications. It’s purpose-built for real-time enterprise databases that require vast scalability, high-velocity performance, and continuous availability,” said Jonathan Ellis, Apache Cassandra project chair and DataStax CTO and co-founder. “Modern web, mobile and IoT applications demand these qualities. There is no going back. But I still hear that it’s too hard to hire engineers with the necessary experience. Cassandra Days were created specifically to help meet the need for Apache Cassandra skill in the market.”

CASSANDRA DAYS ADDRESS THE GROWING DEMAND FOR APACHE CASSANDRA SKILLS

The job demand for Apache Cassandra-related skills is continuing to grow at an extraordinary rate. Furthermore, according to technology-recruiting website Dice.com’s 2015 Tech Salary Survey, Apache Cassandra is one of the top paying tech skills with the pay for Cassandra-associated jobs climbing 14.5 percent over the last year. As Apache Cassandra is the increasingly popular distributed database of choice for today’s modern organizations, Cassandra Days from DataStax address the growing demand for Apache Cassandra expertise.

Cassandra Days training conferences offer an introductory track designed for getting started with Cassandra and a more advanced track for a technical deep dive with Cassandra including use cases. DataStax Cassandra Days are designed to provide engineers with a variety of benefits:

  • Introduction to Cassandra – go from zero to dangerous in just a few hours
  • Technical deep dives from experts for more advanced users
  • Networking opportunities with other developers in your area
  • Real world case studies delivered by users

For more information about a Cassandra Day near you, please find more details here.

APACHE CASSANDRA CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

DataStax recently announced a partnership with O’Reilly Media, the leading voice in Data Science, to launch an Apache Cassandra Certification Program to create a formalized program that will establish the industry standard for measuring the skills and proficiency level of Cassandra developers and administrators. The Apache Cassandra Certification Program will debut at Cassandra Summit 2015.

Cassandra Summit 2015, the world’s largest gathering of Cassandra users, is taking place September 22-24, 2015 and details can be found here.

About DataStax

DataStax delivers Apache Cassandra™ in a database platform purpose-built for the performance and availability demands for IOT, web and mobile applications. This gives enterprises a secure, always-on database technology that remains operationally simple when scaling in a single datacenter or across multiple datacenters and clouds.

With more than 500 customers in over 50 countries, DataStax is the database technology of choice for the world’s most innovative companies, such as Netflix, Adobe, Intuit and eBay. Based in Santa Clara, Calif., DataStax is backed by industry-leading investors including Comcast Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Meritech Capital, Premji Invest and Scale Venture Partners. For more information, visit DataStax.com or follow us @DataStax.

1According to Dice.com’s 2015 Salary Survey