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DataStax Named a Leader in 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems

Recognized for Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

SANTA CLARA, CA – October 13, 2015 DataStax, the company that delivers Apache Cassandra™ to the enterprise, today announced that Gartner Inc., the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, has named DataStax a Leader in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems (ODBMS). Gartner recognized DataStax for its completeness of vision and ability to execute on that vision. The full report can be viewed here.

According to Gartner, “leaders generally demonstrate the most support for a broad range of operational applications, based on support for a wide range of data types and multiple use cases. These vendors demonstrate consistent customer satisfaction and strong customer support. Many have competed in this market for many years, and have built a wide partner ecosystem for their products. Hence, Leaders generally represent the lowest risk for customers in the areas of performance, scalability, reliability and support. As the market’s demands change, so Leaders demonstrate strong vision in support not only of the market’s current needs, but also of emerging trends. Finally, the messaging, product R&D and delivery of Leaders are in line with today’s market and with new trends in both DBMS software and hardware technology.”

“Just as we saw tectonic shifts in the database market from mainframe to client-server, we are now experiencing a similar shift to distributed databases as web, mobile and Internet of Things applications are driving radically new data management requirements,” said Billy Bosworth, CEO, DataStax. “We believe Gartner’s recognition of our leadership position and as an emerging enterprise standard further validates the need for the always-on, secure, and massively scalable database capabilities that DataStax delivers.”


Gartner defines the Operational Database Management System (ODBMS) market by relational and nonrelational database management products that are suitable for a broad range of enterprise-level transactional applications. The October 12, 2015 report, authored by Gartner analysts Donald Feinberg, Nick Heudecker, Merv Adrian, Terilyn Palanca and Adam Ronthal evaluated 31 different vendors on 15 criteria.1


DataStax and Apache Cassandra deployments in the enterprise continue to thrive as demonstrated at last month’s Cassandra Summit, the world’s largest gathering of Cassandra users. Hosted by DataStax, the event was attended by more than 8,000 in-person and virtual attendees and included over 135 sessions from leading organizations including Microsoft, British Gas Connected Homes, Spotify, Activision, ING, the New York Times, Netflix, Intuit, and many others. Additionally, DataStax and O’Reilly Media launched the first-ever Apache Cassandra certification program, which trained and certified more than 500 developers and administrators. The replay of the Cassandra Summit keynote can be viewed 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, Safeway, ING, 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 or follow us @DataStax.

1 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems, Donald Feinberg, Merv Adrian, Nick Heudecker, Terilyn Palanca, Adam Ronthal, October 12, 2015