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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — April 28, 2021 — DataStax today announced the availability of DataStax Astra, the industry’s first serverless Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) built on Apache Cassandra™ running in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Azure. Enterprises can now access Astra through Microsoft's online store to quickly take advantage of Astra's global scale and zero downtime on the trusted Azure cloud platform.

DataStax Astra built on the Apache Cassandra™ open source database and represents the industry’s first and only open, serverless, multi-cloud, database-as-a-service (DBaaS). With its serverless architecture, Astra is poised to transform the database industry by delivering an unprecedented combination of pay-as-you-go pricing together with the freedom and agility of multi-cloud and open source. The cost optimization and operational benefits of Astra serverless can “bend the curve” of escalating data costs, delivering total cost of ownership (TCO) savings of up to 76% over non-serverless database workloads, according to a recent study by GigaOm.

“Our overarching goal with Astra is to empower users to leverage the best capabilities of Cassandra, with the least amount of friction and expense,” said Ed Anuff, Chief Product Officer at DataStax. “Astra on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace is a natural step in this journey as we help all enterprises fuel their digital transformation with a cloud-first strategy and realize ‘true’ cloud economics.”

Jake Zborowski, General Manager, Microsoft Azure Platform at Microsoft Corp. said, “We’re pleased to welcome DataStax Astra to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, which gives our partners great exposure to cloud customers around the globe. Azure Marketplace offers world-class quality experiences from global trusted partners with solutions tested to work seamlessly with Azure.”

The Azure Marketplace is an online market for buying and selling cloud solutions certified to run on Azure. The Azure Marketplace helps connect companies seeking innovative, cloud-based solutions with partners who have developed solutions that are ready to use.

Click-to-Tweet: Astra, the first serverless DBaaS built on @Cassandra is now in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace! This is a natural step in @DataStax’s journey to help enterprises fuel their digital transformation w/ a cloud-first strategy and realize ‘true’ cloud economics. https://dtsx.io/3sVRjs7

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DataStax is the open, multi-cloud stack for modern data apps. DataStax gives enterprises the freedom of choice, simplicity, and true cloud economics to deploy massive data, delivered via APIs, powering rich interactions on multi-cloud, open source and Kubernetes. 

DataStax is built on proven Apache Cassandra™, Apache Pulsar™ streaming, and the Stargate open source API platform. DataStax Astra is the new stack for modern data apps as-a-service, built on the scale-out, cloud-native, open source K8ssandra. 

DataStax powers modern data apps for 500 of the world’s most demanding enterprises including The Home Depot, T-Mobile, Intuit and half of the Fortune 100.

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