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Case Study: SourceNinja

SourceNinja is benefitting from powerful, scalable enterprise search capabilities built into DataStax Enterprise and supplied by Apache Solr™. It doesn’t need to trade high performance to have more flexibility in querying data.

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“Having DataStax Enterprise embedded with Solr means a lot of work is taken away and transitioning to NoSQL is much simpler. I get all the performance, scalability, reliability, and redundancy of NoSQL, but also keep a really powerful query language.” -Matt Stump, CTO, Source Ninja

Company: SourceNinja

Overview: SourceNinja aims to be the leading resource for all information about open source software and updates for anyone who works with the model – from individual developers to large enterprises. The Sunnyvale, California-based company, which was founded in 2011, monitors and tracks all open source software versions across all platforms to identify third-party libraries that are out of date and prevent problems in applications that use open source.

“We want to help open source developers save time and money and avoid potential legal problems by notifying them when updates are released or problems occur,” explains Matt Stump, SourceNinja’s chief technology officer.”Issues that SourceNinja can help to prevent include license changes, security vulnerabilities, and performance problems.”

Anyone working with open source software knows that staying apprised of the latest updates can be an arduous task.”Tracking packages takes a lot of time,” says Stump.”The results of doing it on your own aren’t always the best, and by the time you’re done, you have to start all over again.” He adds that even large enterprises struggle to keep pace with open source updates.”That’s why we started SourceNinja.”

Challenge: SourceNinja, a fast-growing startup, needed to find a way to handle its big data challenges more efficiently and cost-effectively as it prepared to open its data list to a wider audience.

Solution: DataStax Enterprise, a fully integrated big data platform for managing real-time, analytic, and enterprise search data all in the same database, which is powered by Apache Cassandra™ software and features continuously available Apache Hadoop™ and powerful search support with Apache Solr™.