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SANTA CLARA, Calif. – August 30, 2018– DataStax, powering the Right-Now Enterprise with the always-on, distributed cloud database built on Apache Cassandra™, today announced that Co-Founder and CTO Jonathan Ellis will present a talk on the status of Apache Cassandra versus cloud databases at the Strata Data Conference on September 13 in New York.

Hosted by O’Reilly Media and Cloudera, Strata Data Conference is the largest annual event that brings together data’s most influential business decision makers, strategists, architects, developers and analysts to discuss the most important and emerging trends in the data industry. DataStax is a sponsor of the conference (Booth 1502), which runs from September 11-13 at the Javits Center in New York.

Big Data & Data Science in the Cloud session: Cassandra versus Cloud Databases
The presentation, targeted to data architects, will speak to the ways Apache Cassandra remains a relevant database management system after its recent tenth anniversary. Discussion will cover Cassandra’s strengths and weaknesses relative to Amazon DynamoDB, Microsoft CosmosDB and Google Cloud Spanner and cover the trade-offs they make for the CAP theorem, the data model they expose, how they handle cross-region replication and the consistency guarantees they offer. Ellis will provide a brief overview of the architecture of each system, either published or inferred, and the implications those have for their suitability for different workloads. Attendees will leave with an understanding of the unique features of each system and knowledge of which ones their company should prioritize for infrastructure investment.

WHO:  Jonathan Ellis, CTO, DataStax

WHERE: Javits Center
655 W. 34 Street
New York, NY 10001

 WHEN: Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. ET

If you are a STRATA attendee, please visit us at the DataStax Booth #1502. To learn more or to register for the event, please click here.

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 makes it possible for companies to exceed expectations through consumer and enterprise applications that provide responsive and meaningful engagement to each customer wherever they go. 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. We help more than 400 of the world’s leading brands across industries transform their businesses through right-now applications focused on enterprise optimization and customer experience. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @DataStax.

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