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Rapid Commerce Now Available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Microsoft Azure customers worldwide now gain access to Rapid Commerce – a solution with DataStax and Publicis.Sapient – to take advantage of the scalability, reliability, and agility of Azure to drive application development and shape business strategies

SANTA CLARA, CA, USA —August 2, 2018 —DataStax and Publicis.Sapient today announced the availability of Rapid Commerce in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Microsoft Azure. The Rapid Commerce solution is a fully cloud-native, microservices and “headless” architecture-based digital commerce platform accelerator. Publicis.Sapient and DataStax customers can now take advantage of the scalability, high availability, and security of Azure, with streamlined deployment and management.

The Rapid Commerce solution is an out-of-the-box toolkit to quickly get large retailers up on to a modern commerce platform. Rapid Commerce delivers the agility, measurability, and flexibility modern retailers demand as they move into the “right-now economy” via highly personalized commerce platforms. The solution helps to:

    • Reach new customers
    • Grow product offerings
    • Provide better service
    • Increase loyalty
    • Reduce overhead

“Savvy retailers understand that in order to compete and win, they need modern data infrastructure and a cloud – and mobile- ready architecture that can quickly scale and support differentiating customer experiences,” said Doug Henschen, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research. “We expect to see more software bundles integrating software, services and cloud infrastructure as enterprises across many industries look for help to thrive and innovate in this era of digital disruption.”

“Our new solution – Rapid Commerce – will help enterprises manage business-critical eCommerce applications in an increasingly complex, cloud-driven technology landscape,” said Matt Rollender, Vice President of Global Business Development at DataStax. “As the underlying database, DataStax Enterprise (DSE) provides contextual experiences for application users and manages massive amounts of data from a variety of sources at cloud scale.”

“The Rapid Commerce solution and service model will enable retailers to accelerate their digital transformation journey and keep pace with the rapidly changing expectations of consumers,” said Sudip Mazumder, SVP and Head of Delivery for Retail at Publicis.Sapient in North America.

“Through Microsoft Azure Marketplace, customers around the world can easily find, buy, and deploy partner solutions they can trust, all certified and optimized to run on Azure,” said Sajan Parihar, Director, Microsoft Azure Platform at Microsoft Corp. “We’re happy to welcome DataStax/Publicis.Sapient’s solution to the growing Azure Marketplace ecosystem.”

The Azure Marketplace is an online market for buying and selling finished Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications and premium datasets. The Azure Marketplace helps connect companies seeking innovative, cloud-based solutions with partners who have developed solutions that are ready to use.

Rapid Commerce is a venture with DataStax, powering the “right-now enterprise” with the always-on, distributed cloud database built on Apache Cassandra™, and Publicis.Sapient.

Rapid Commerce is available immediately, and more information can be found on the Azure Marketplace.

To learn more about the DataStax and Publicis.Sapient partnership, please visit: https://www.datastax.com/partners/publicis-sapient

About DataStax:

DataStax powers the “right-now enterprise” with the always-on, distributed cloud database built on Apache Cassandra™ and designed for hybrid cloud. The foundation for real-time applications at massive scale, DataStax Enterprise, our flagship product, makes it possible for companies to exceed expectations through consumer and enterprise applications that provide responsive and meaningful engagement to each customer wherever he or she goes. Our product also gives businesses full data autonomy, allowing them to retain control and strategic ownership of their most valuable asset in a hybrid cloud world. DataStax helps more than 400 of the world’s leading brands – like Capital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and Walmart – transform their businesses through right-now applications focused on enterprise optimization and customer experience. For more information, visit DataStax.com and follow us on @DataStax.

DataStax is a registered trademark of DataStax Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. Apache Cassandra is a trademark of the Apache Software Foundation or its subsidiaries in Canada, the United States, and/or other countries.

About Publicis.Sapient:

Publicis.Sapient is purpose-designed to address today’s digital business transformation imperative, with a core belief that success comes at the intersection of company and customer. We are pioneering a new way of working with clients, driven by a connected group of deep specialists and enabled by a specifically designed culture to foster platform behaviors: open, configurable, quick.