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Why Banks Can No Longer Afford ‘Data Ignorance’

Few industries face as much pressure during digital transformation as the financial institution and banking industry. Customer expectations for mobile and app-based “in the moment” secure banking experiences, regulators demanding compliance, shareholders concern for risk, app-only competitors—all of these put a huge strain on banks trying to keep pace with digitization.

By Matt Kennedy, Senior Director, Cloud Solutions, August 15, 2018

You May Have More Downtime Risk Than You Think

For businesses that heavily rely on digital means to interact with their customers – and these days that’s pretty much every company – the Uptime Institute recently released a report on downtime trends that is very unsettling.

By Robin Schumacher, SVP and Chief Product Officer, August 8, 2018

Data and The Future of BFSI

Digitization has the banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) sector firmly in its grasp and is radically changing the business models of established financial institutions, just in time to help them recover.

By Xavier Guerin, Vice President, EMEA South, August 1, 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

Five Freedoms of Enterprise Data

Our enterprise customers tell us they are looking for their data investments to provide the biggest outcomes in the fastest time and with the least risk. We believe these Five Freedoms of Enterprise Data are critical to making that happen.

By Billy Bosworth, CEO, June 28, 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

Cloud Databases for eCommerce: What You Should Know

Distributed cloud databases are slowly but surely becoming the go-to architectures for any data that needs to scale quickly, easily, affordably, and safely. This is as true for ecommerce applications as it is for any other type of application. But for ecommerce, there’s more than just the customer-facing applications that you need to think about.

By Matt Kennedy, Senior Director, Cloud Solutions, June 21, 2018

What’s the Best Database for eCommerce Applications?

Choosing the right database to power your ecommerce applications is critical. Learn which features your database needs to allow you to create powerful ecommerce applications.

By Mark Simborg, Editorial Director, June 14, 2018