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Cassandra Investment from Lightspeed, Sequoia

By Matt Pfeil -  October 27, 2010 | 1 Comment

At the Techonomy conference this year, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said the world now creates as much information every two days as it did from the dawn of civilization up to 2003. Data is growing at an unprecedented rate, and it's something everyone is dealing with. At Riptano, we see large companies and institutions use Apache Cassandra for scalability and performance. They believe Cassandra is the database for big data.

Today we're excited to officially announce that reputable investors, including Lightspeed Ventures and Sequoia Capital, also believe in Cassandra by investing $2.7 million in Riptano.

So what are we going to do with the investment? We’re going to make Cassandra better, provide more resources for the community and build software around Cassandra. Our goal is to build the highest performing distributed database the world has ever seen.

We have no plans to fork Cassandra and will continue to contribute to the Apache Cassandra project. In fact, we are rapidly gathering the world's collection of Cassandra experts together, so they can focus full-time on Cassandra development.

Over the coming months, we will provide more resources to help developers easily use Cassandra. We published Cassandra documentation , a new Cassandra trouble-shooting guide and are now working on documentation for 0.7. We'll also be releasing tools to help Cassandra users visualize and manage their Cassandra cluster.

The Cassandra community is vibrant and growing. The Riptano team feels grateful to be part of it and looks forward to helping it grow.

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