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DataStax Named A Leader in Big Data NoSQL by Independent Research Firm

Receives Highest Scores Possible for Performance, High Availability and Disaster Recovery, Roadmap and Ability to Execute

SANTA CLARA, CA – August 17, 2016DataStax, the leading provider of database software for cloud applications, today announced it has been named a leader in the “The Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q3 2016” by Forrester Research. In the report, Forrester evaluated Big Data NoSQL technology from 15 vendors using criteria categorized by current offering, strategy, and market presence. DataStax received the highest scores possible for performance, high availability and disaster recovery, roadmap and ability to execute.

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According to Forrester’s survey of more than 2,000 data and analytics technology decision makers – more than 60% of enterprises already have implemented, plan on implementing, or are expanding/upgrading implementation of NoSQL solutions within the next 12 months.

NoSQL is not an option- it has become a necessity to support next-generation applications,” wrote Noel Yuhanna, principal analyst, Forrester Research.

The Forrester NoSQL Wave contains expert analysis of 26 evaluation criteria for 15 viable vendors within this crowded and quickly-changing market. The report also explains why enterprises use NoSQL primarily to enable elastic scale, support flexible data models, lower data management costs and deliver extreme read and write capabilities for demanding customer apps.

The report evaluated DataStax Enterprise 4.8 and gave it a 4.23 score out of 5 possible points for “Current Offering.” DataStax has subsequently released its latest product, DataStax Enterprise 5.0 which features multi-model capabilities with JSON and Graph DBMS features – other criteria identified in the report.

According to the report: “DataStax has strong capabilities for applications that demand data distribution across data centers and the cloud leveraging the Apache Cassandra platform.”  The report also states that “DataStax leverages Apache Cassandra™ to go geo-distributed across data centers. A strong value proposition for DataStax NoSQL has been around its global distributed architecture. DataStax distributes, contributes, and supports the commercial enterprise version of Apache Cassandra™ – an open source project. Its key features include: fault tolerance, scale-out architecture, low-latency data access, and simplified administration.”

The Forrester report also states that “DataStax Enterprise (DSE), [the commercial offering of Cassandra], supports various types of business applications, including transactional, analytical, translytical, predictive analytics, and mixed workloads. The recently rolled out DSE 5.0 offers broader multi-model capabilities with support for Graph and JSON data. Top use cases seen with Cassandra include fraud detection, product catalogs, consumer personalization, recommendation engines and IoT.”

“We believe our recognition as a leader by Forrester is yet another sign that companies require real-time value at epic scale to deliver an always-on customer experience via their cloud applications,” said Billy Bosworth, CEO at DataStax. “We offer our customers a true multi-model NoSQL database that is distributed, responsive and intelligent in a single, integrated platform.”

“ProtectWise helps organizations conduct proactive threat hunting on a scale that was previously untenable due to the volume of data being managed,” said Gene Stevens, Co-founder and CTO, ProtectWise. “With DataStax Enterprise’s scalability and built-in search features, we are able to process this vast amount of data. DSE 5.0’s advanced search capabilities offer faster search times on larger data sets along with stronger Spark jobs which make it easy to completely cover and unify a rapidly expanding attack surface that our customers experience across their enterprise, cloud and industrial control networks, all while simultaneously compressing the breach detection window and enabling proactive hunting and patrolling on these widely dispersed and often complex infrastructures.”

To download a free copy of the The Forrester Wave: Big Data NoSQL, Q3 2016 report, click here.

About DataStax

DataStax, the leading provider of database software for cloud applications, accelerates the ability of enterprises, government agencies, and systems integrators to power the exploding number of cloud applications that require data distribution across datacenters and clouds, by using our secure, operationally simple platform built on Apache Cassandra™.

With more than 500 customers in over 50 countries, DataStax Enterprise is the database technology of choice for the world’s most innovative companies, such as Netflix, Safeway, ING, Adobe, Intuit, Target 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 on @DataStax.