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DataStax Announces Cassandra Summit 2015 Breaks Prior Attendee Record With 6,000+ Registered, Microsoft EVP Scott Guthrie to Keynote

  • Joint keynote from Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Executive Vice President, Scott Guthrie and DataStax CEO, Billy Bosworth
  • Keynote from Apache Cassandra Project Chair and DataStax Co-founder and CTO, Jonathan Ellis
  • Sixth annual Cassandra Summit breaks prior attendee record with 6,000+ registered to date

SANTA CLARA, CA – September 2, 2015 – DataStax, the company that delivers Apache Cassandra™ to the enterprise, today announced that Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Executive Vice President Scott Guthrie, DataStax CEO Billy Bosworth, and Apache Cassandra Project Chair and DataStax Co-founder and CTO Jonathan Ellis, will deliver keynotes at Cassandra Summit 2015. With more than 6,000 people currently registered to attend, this will be the largest gathering of Cassandra users ever.

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“It’s incredible to see how much Cassandra Summit has grown since DataStax hosted the first event in 2010 in terms of both the number of attendees and caliber of organizations participating,” said Billy Bosworth, CEO, DataStax. “The Cassandra Community is thriving as an increasing number of companies of all sizes are turning to Apache Cassandra for managing the workloads of today’s mission-critical IoT, web and mobile applications.”

“Cassandra is one of our top candidates for Workday’s database system-of-record because it is highly scalable and has the best write availability of any system we’ve looked at,” said Vlad Giverts, Senior Director of Engineering, Workday. “I’m eager to learn more about the leading NoSQL database at the Cassandra Summit.”

“Cassandra enables Pearson to deliver great education products to its customers,” said Rinku Razdan, Principal Software Engineer, Pearson. “As we look at expanding our deployment and launching more cutting edge products with Cassandra as the foundation, it is becoming critical to get the Pearson DevOps teams to be experts on this ground breaking NoSQL database.”

Cassandra Summit 2015

The sixth annual Cassandra Summit hosted by DataStax will take place September 22-24, 2015 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Attendees will learn how users have transformed business, exceeded customer demands, and accelerated growth with Cassandra, the world’s most scalable distributed database management system.

Partner Pavilion

DataStax also announced that the Partner Pavilion will feature over 35 partners – more than doubling the number of exhibiting partners since last year’s event. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak directly with partners including Microsoft, HP, Intel, Rackspace, Cisco, Target, @WalmartLabs and many more to learn about how they are helping Cassandra users power the online applications that transform business. A full list of Cassandra Summit sponsors can be found here.

To register for Cassandra Summit 2015 and for updates on the agenda, sessions, speakers, and sponsors, please visit Cassandra Summit 2015 and follow #CassandraSummit on Twitter.

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, Safeway, ING, Adobe, Intuit and eBay. 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 or follow us @DataStax.

For more information, please contact:
Christina Wahl, DataStax