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Case Study: Surescripts

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“DSE has been running very smoothly since the very beginning. It’s been so quiet that we have not had to get more people involved to manage the cluster because it just works.”

– Keith Willard, Chief Architect, Surescripts

Connecting More than 1 Million Healthcare Professionals

Industry: IT Services

Surescripts serves the nation with the single most trusted and capable health information network, built to increase patient safety, lower costs, and ensure quality care. Surescripts connects more than 1 million healthcare professionals and 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, Surescripts switched to DataStax Enterprise and experienced greater linear scalability, advanced security, increased operational efficiency, and more.


  • Support rapid expansion in number of transactions
  • Move away from expensive, inflexible legacy system
  • Allow no more than 1.5 hours of downtime per year


  • DataStax Enterprise for always-on, linear scalability, built-in enterprise security features, and higher operational efficiency


  • Greatly simplified multi-data center support
  • Scalability headspace gain
  • Increased operational efficiency
  • Advanced security