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Case Studies

DataStax customers and Apache Cassandra™ users are doing some pretty amazing things with big data. They’re breaking new ground in entertainment, healthcare, online retail, data storage, media, finance, cloud services, social media, open source software and many other exciting fields. Explore their stories and see the difference these organizations are making for their customers with the help of Cassandra and DataStax.

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In order to meet the scalability and performance requirements of the database infrastructure, the IT Group of 3-Banken initially relied on the Apache Cassandra(TM) open source solution to store the data of the 3-Banken Group. The implementation was very successful, but it lacked the one crucial component for a true enterprise solution: the support and security. For a financial services company, the requirements for data security and availability of the solution are extremely high and that is why 3-Banken migrated to DataStax Enterprise.


Babylon Health

Babylon Health handles an incredibly high volume of sensitive patient data that it needs to keep secure but also usable for invaluable patient insights. With the healthcare world rapidly shifting to one of personalization and lower costs, Babylon saw an opportunity to significantly expand and improve its service via groundbreaking cloud applications. Using DataStax Enterprise, Babylon has been able to build highly personalized, mobile-based, 24-7 healthcare service while securing its customers’ valuable data.


Bouygues Telecom

Bouygues Telecom, a French mobile phone, Internet service provider, and Internet Protocol and television (IPTV) company, was struggling with data quality and data availability for its provisioning system, which keeps its networks running. This case study describes how it used DataStax to solve these issues and replace its relational database management system.


Capital One

A financial industry leader as famous for its credit cards as its Samuel L. Jackson-starring “What’s in your wallet?” commercials, Capital One’s applications generate huge amounts of data, the mining of which has become of paramount importance for making critical business decisions. The stringent service level agreement (SLA) requirement of 99.99% uptime and the need to quickly process large amounts of data made DataStax Enterprise a natural choice for Capital One.


Condé Nast

An iconic American media company feeding a vast and varied audience, Condé Nast realized it needed a powerful cloud database to support a subscription-building initiative to improve online engagement and content recommendations. In DataStax Enterprise and DataStax Managed Cloud, it found the perfect foundation for this project, which provided tangible results.



Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. Coursera has a mission to provide users around the globe access to a world class education wherever they are, whenever they want it. Coursera currently offers some 700 classes on their platform to more than 9.9 million students around the world.



FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world, helping people create new personal and family discoveries through access to historical records with a powerful and user-friendly online search experience. FamilySearch selected DataStax Enterprise to accelerate user growth and provide powerful online customer experiences with faster response times, high availability and no database downtime.


First Utility

First Utility is the largest independent energy supplier in the UK, servicing more than one million households. Focused on disrupting the legacy, slow-changing utilities industry, First Utility wanted to develop a modern platform to support a disruptive energy startup through innovation and evolve a highly efficient business model to offer consistently market leading prices. First Utility selected DataStax Enterprise when it realized it needed a new platform that could store and manipulate large amounts of data for their My Energy and other applications.



Hulu is an online video service that offers a selection of hit TV shows, clips, movies and more on the free, ad-supported service, and the subscription service Hulu Plus. Hulu has more than 6 million paid subscribers and is accessible on over 400 million internet-connected devices including connected TVs and Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, set-top boxes, mobile phones, and more.


Intercontinental Exchange (ICE): Powering Real-Time Investment With DataStax

Operating 23 regulated exchanges and marketplaces worldwide, including the New York Stock Exchange, ICE requires serious database power to provide the game-changing financial applications that allow its clients to make quick and smart trading decisions. This customer page describes why ICE chose DataStax Enterprise, and how it uses the always-on distributed cloud database.



Macquarie Bank uses DataStax Enterprise to help power its digital transformation across a variety of customer-focused channels. The company selected DataStax Enterprise due to its elastic linear scale, tunable consistency and peer-to-peer architecture. Spark was implemented to provide near real time stream processing, as well as in memory distributed computing capability with support for machine learning, and Solr for search and indexing.



As one of the largest and oldest department store chains in the world, Macy’s needed to grow rapidly out of its storied history into a modern-day juggernaut that could handle massive volumes of data for its quickly growing ecommerce engine and online store. It was able to achieve this with DataStax Enterprise.



Orbeus leverages DataStax Enterprise to handle on average 3 to 5 million photo and video posts per day with a data load of 300-500GBs of data per day that is stored and analyzed without impact to performance.


RCI Bank and Service

A key financial services player in the automotive market, RCI Bank and Services, which handles more than 4 million service contracts a year for clients like Nissan and Mitsubishi, was facing an onslaught of external data that was breaking its legacy systems. Using DataStax Enterprise, RCI was able to wrangle this data into a holistic, 360-degree view of customers and personalize its service like never before. Read this case study for the full story.



Learn how SkillPages used DataStax Enterprise to scale its product using intelligent, market-tested approaches in order to quickly serve and process an enormous volume of data related to a user base experiencing explosive and ongoing growth.



SpringCM is a cloud-based enterprise document-centric workflow platform. SpringCM deployed HP Moonshot technology to speed innovation and simplify scaling in its DataStax Enterprise distributed database platform.



Surescripts delivers comprehensive patient information to the point of care, including nearly 11 billion transactions annually, with a stringent requirement to allow no more than 1.5 hours of downtime per year. After switching to DataStax Enterprise, Surescripts experienced greater linear scalability, advanced security, increased operational efficiency, and more.



Using DataStax to Plan the Perfect Trip: Considered the “Google Now” for travel, Your Are My Guide (YAMGU) is an innovative web and mobile app that leverages big data and machine learning to help users plan, personalize, and optimize trips of all types and sizes. To handle its growth, YAMGU chose DataStax Enterprise to help the company handle multi-data center active everywhere deployment on cloud while remaining always on even in the face of node outages.

DataStax Customer Interviews:

The Five Minute Interview

What is the DataStax Five Minute Interview? It is a series of quick-hit interviews with experts from various companies using Apache Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise for key parts of their business.