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DSE 6: Delivering on Serious Improvements

DSE 6 offers up a whole new ball game for any enterprise seeking to get ahead of the competition via an always-on cloud database. Read this blog post to learn more.

By Nick Panahi, Sr. Product Manager, Server, October 4, 2018

5 Lessons in Distributed Databases

Sometimes—you must learn things the hard way. DataStax Jonathan Ellis summarizes his Distributed Data Day speech, in which he explains, among other things, why the customer is always right, and why it takes more than five years to build a database.

By Jonathan Ellis, CTO and Co-founder, September 25, 2018

Q&A With DataStax Co-Founder Matt Pfeil

Patrick McFadin, DataStax, VP of Developer Relations, catches up with Co-Founder Matt Pfeil in celebration of Apache Cassandra’s 10th anniversary.

By Patrick McFadin, VP of Developer Relations, July 25, 2018

Cassandra’s Journey — Via the Five Stages of Grief

Cassandra had a tough time getting traction, and once it did, anger and denial set in. Read this blog post for a first-person account of how it happened.

By Patrick McFadin, VP of Developer Relations, July 2, 2018

zData Confirms DSE 6 Outperforms Open Source Cassandra

We felt confident that the performance work our engineers put into DataStax Enterprise 6 (DSE 6) was going to push our solution’s speed into overdrive, but it’s nice when a very experienced independent source confirms it. We were excited when zData wanted to benchmark the work our team had done against open source Cassandra, and were even more thrilled to see that the results they obtained exceeded our own goals we’d set for the effort.

By Robin Schumacher, SVP and Chief Product Officer, June 27, 2018

How to Use DataStax ODBC Drivers

Since the Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) is such a prolific framework to enable Business Intelligence (BI) tools, DataStax provides a set of ODBC drivers to enable these use cases. While the decision to support the API was an easy product decision, what hasn’t always been easy is how to use the different drivers among the systems for the various BI and ETL tasks. This blog post provides a detailed explanation of the use of ODBC drivers in DataStax.

By Nick Panahi, Sr. Product Manager, Server, June 26, 2018

Announcing OpsCenter 6.5

DataStax OpsCenter is the key piece to the tricky management puzzle, helping to surface critical issues and solving others that you couldn’t see with just open source Apache Cassandra. From being notified of best practices, automating backups, or quickly understanding the health of your deployment, OpsCenter makes management and monitoring push-button simple.

By Manikandan Srinivasan, Sr. Director, Products, May 22, 2018

Safe data? Check. DataStax Enterprise Advanced Security

DataStax Enterprise (DSE) Advanced Security plays a critical role in keeping our customers’ data safe. Read how our new security enhancements provides your enterprise with total security.

By Marc Selwan, PM, DataStax Enterprise Core, April 24, 2018

DSE Advanced Performance: Apache Cassandra™ Goes Turbo

With DataStax Enterprise 6, we unveiled some of the most critical performance enhancements ever. It’s not just about speed, either; we’ve made DSE more efficient and resilient to meet the most demanding workloads.

By Marc Selwan, PM, DataStax Enterprise Core, April 19, 2018