DataStax Announces General Availability of DataStax Enterprise and DataStax Community Edition

Company Also Passes 100 Customer Milestone and Adds a Startup Program to Enable Young Companies to Easily Enable the Apache Cassandra™ Advantage

Nov 01, 2011, 08:00 ET from DataStax

BURLINGAME, Calif., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DataStax, the commercial leader in Apache Cassandra™, today announced that DataStax Enterprise, the industry's first distributed, scalable, and highly-available database platform powered by Apache Cassandra™ 1.0, is now available.

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"The ability to manage both real-time and analytic data in a simple, massively scalable, integrated solution is at the heart of challenges faced by most businesses with legacy databases," said Billy Bosworth, CEO, DataStax.  "Our goal is to ensure businesses can conquer these challenges with a modern application solution that provides operational simplicity, optimal performance and incredible cost savings."

"Apache Cassandra is the scalable, high-impact, comprehensive data platform that is well-suited to the rapidly-growing real-time data needs of our social media platform," said Christian Carollo, Senior Manager, Mobile for GameFly.  "We leveraged the expertise of DataStax to deploy our new social media platform, and were able to complete the project without worrying about scale or distribution – we simply built a great application and Apache Cassandra took care of the rest."

DataStax Enterprise is the first platform to address the information processing demands of today's data-driven enterprise, leveraging the powerful features of Cassandra to provide ease-of-use, performance enhancements, and cost savings that to date have been impossible to achieve with traditional database management solutions. This is delivered in a package that is simple to deploy in 10 minutes or less and includes the enterprise version of DataStax OpsCenter, a visual, browser-based management solution used to manage, monitor, and control DataStax Enterprise from a single console.

"We are seeing significant interest in new data management technologies, including Apache Cassandra, that address the requirements of scalable, flexible and responsive applications," said Matt Aslett, senior analyst, enterprise software, The 451 Group. "With DataStax Enterprise and DataStax Community Edition, DataStax is responding to the need to support both analytic and real-time operational workloads with a distributed and highly-available database platform."

DataStax remains closely allied with the Apache Cassandra project, and continues to contribute major, innovative enhancements back into Cassandra, including major contributions to version 1.0 which was released last week. DataStax also remains the primary source of product documentation for Cassandra, maintains the Cassandra developer center, manages, and offers professional training courses and consulting services for Cassandra.

DataStax Community Edition is a free platform designed to make getting started with Apache Cassandra a fast and easy experience. The solution bundles Apache Cassandra with installers, drivers and connectors for popular development languages, demo apps, documentation, and a free version of DataStax OpsCenter for graphical monitoring and management of a Cassandra cluster.

DataStax Enterprise for Startups

DataStax has also recognized the need for startups to easily explore new technologies and has created the DataStax for Startups program. DataStax Enterprise for Startups includes the technical help young companies need to be successful with DataStax Enterprise.  The company provides the enterprise-class database platform startups need without the normal enterprise software price tag. DataStax experts have a proven track record of advising startups on how to create data centric applications that run quickly and efficiently, don't fail, and scale to grow when the underlying business does.

DataStax Reaches 100 Customers

Founded in 2010, DataStax has quickly become the platform of choice for modern enterprise applications that need to distribute and scale both real-time and analytic workloads. The company recently signed its 100th customer.  Existing customers include such names as Formspring, Netflix, Cisco, Ooyala, and Constant Contact. The company's customers span multiple verticals including, financial services, retail, telecom and wireless, web services and government, among others.

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About DataStax

DataStax is the developer of DataStax Enterprise, a distributed, scalable, and highly-available database platform that delivers optimal performance either on premise or in the cloud for modern enterprise applications that manage both real-time and analytic workloads.  The company has over 100 customers, including leaders such as Netflix, Cisco, Rackspace and Constant Contact, and spanning verticals including web, financial services, telecommunications, logistics and government. DataStax is backed by industry leading investors, including Lightspeed Venture Partners and Crosslink Capital and is based in Burlingame, CA with offices in Austin, TX and Stamford, CT. For more information, visit

About Apache Cassandra™

Apache Cassandra™ is an open source distributed database management system. It is designed to store and allow very low-latency access to very large amounts of data spread out across many commodity servers while providing a highly-available service with no single point of failure. This next-generation data platform evolved from work at Google, Amazon and Facebook, and is an Apache Software Foundation top-level project. For more information, visit