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SANTA CLARA, Calif. – March 20, 2019 – DataStax, the leading provider of the active everywhere, hybrid cloud database built on Apache Cassandra™, today announced the inaugural Stax Awards (“Staxies”), to recognize customers that are delivering technology innovation and outsized business results with DataStax. To qualify for the 2019 awards, companies must be active DataStax Enterprise, DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra, and/or DataStax Managed Cloud customers.

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The deadline for award submissions must be received by April 30, 2019 via the submission form here.

Once the submission window closes, a panel of judges, including: Adrian Bridgwater, Reporter at Computer Weekly, Ed Targett, Editor at Computer Business Review, and James E. Curtis, Senior Analyst, Data, AI & Analytics at 451 Research will determine a winner and runner-up for each category.

The awards will be presented and publicly announced on May 22 and 23, 2019 at DataStax Accelerate.

“We’re thrilled to kick off the inaugural Stax Awards to recognize the business results and innovations that our customers are achieving with DataStax,” said Steve Rowland, EVP and President at DataStax. “We encourage all DataStax customers to enter what’s sure to be a fun and exciting competition for many years to come.”

Awards will be given in the following categories:

  • The Best Use of DataStax in a Hybrid/Multi-Cloud Environment Award recognizes companies that have deployed DataStax Enterprise across multiple cloud providers or in a hybrid cloud environment.
  • The Modern Applications Powered by DataStax Award showcases companies that are building transformative applications—apps that are always-on, contextual, real time, distributed, and scalable—on top of DataStax.
  • The Promising Innovation Award highlights customers that are planning innovative projects that fundamentally transform the way their companies leverage data in a mission-critical way.

In addition, DataStax will present Partner Awards at DataStax Accelerate. The Partner Awards will be given in three categories: Solution Partner of the Year, Emerging Partner of the Year, and Technology Partner of the Year.

“Our customers are leveraging transactional data at the core to build truly innovative, leading-edge applications,” Rowland said. “We're excited to read all the submissions and honor the best of the best use cases, apps, and innovations.”

To learn more about the Stax Awards, please read the following blog, The Stax Awards: Highlighting the Amazing Ways Companies Are Using DataStax.

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To learn more about DataStax and DataStax Enterprise, please join DataStax at DataStax Accelerate,  the world's premier Apache Cassandra™ conference, May 21-23, 2019, in the Washington D.C. area. To register, please visit:

About DataStax

DataStax delivers the always-on, active-everywhere distributed hybrid cloud database built on Apache Cassandra™. The foundation for personalized, real-time applications at scale, DataStax Enterprise makes it easy for enterprises to exploit hybrid and multi-cloud environments via a seamless data layer that eliminates the issues that typically come with deploying applications across multiple on-premises data centers and/or multiple public clouds. Our product also gives businesses full data visibility, portability, and control, allowing them to retain strategic ownership of their most valuable asset in a hybrid/multi cloud world. We help many of the world’s leading brands across industries transform their businesses through an enterprise data layer that eliminates data silos and cloud vendor lock-in while powering modern, mission-critical applications. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @DataStax.

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