DataStax Injects Scale into Real-Time Web and Enterprise Applications with Apache Cassandra™

Releases DataStax OpsCenter - the First Platform for Managing, Monitoring and Operating Web and Enterprise Cassandra Applications

Feb 01, 2011, 08:00 ET from DataStax

BURLINGAME, Calif., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DataStax (formerly Riptano –, the commercial leader in Apache Cassandra™, today announced DataStax OpsCenter for Apache Cassandra. DataStax OpsCenter is the first platform for managing, monitoring and operating enterprise Cassandra applications. With the new product, Cassandra users now have the most advanced operations environment bundled with expert support for their real-time, high-volume, and low-latency applications.


"Cassandra has quickly evolved as a key infrastructure component for the next generation of scalable applications and services.  Our customers are finding that anywhere that scale of data and real-time responsiveness are a challenge, Cassandra is proving to be the answer," said Matt Pfeil, CEO and co-founder, DataStax.  "With DataStax OpsCenter we're giving these customers the confidence and control they need to deploy Cassandra for their most important applications."

DataStax OpsCenter provides users with sophisticated visualizations of their cluster, comprehensive management and configuration, and health and performance monitoring. Historical event and metric tracking allows administrators to perform capacity planning and analyze performance and usage trends. The product bundles DataStax's tiered Cassandra support services.  Additionally, DataStax will also offer a fully featured free edition of OpsCenter for development and non-production usage.

"Our production applications and data services are required to handle extremely high-loads, massive customer growth, and stringent real-time demands," said Kevin McEntee, VP of Systems & ECommerce Engineering at Netflix. "We looked at many competing solutions, and Apache Cassandra was the logical choice. Working with the leaders at DataStax gives us what we need to deploy Cassandra in our global cloud infrastructure."

DataStax's products and services focus on making it easy for customers to build and operate high-volume real-time applications that are powered by Cassandra. Cassandra is unique in its ability to perform low-latency data operations at extremely high rates, automatically maintain fault-tolerant replicas within and across datacenters, and support near-unlimited incremental scaling of capacity and performance by adding nodes. DataStax OpsCenter is the first of a series of innovative products that the company will be introducing in 2011.

About DataStax

DataStax (formerly Riptano) is the commercial leader in Apache Cassandra™, and is leveraging this next-generation data platform that evolved from work at Google, Amazon and Facebook to make it easy for customers to build, deploy and operate elastically scalable and cloud-optimized applications and data services. The company's products and services make it easy for customers to build and operate high-volume real-time applications. DataStax is based in Burlingame, CA with offices in Austin, TX and Stamford, CT. DataStax has over 50 customers, spanning verticals including web, financial services, telecommunications, logistics and government and is backed by industry leading investors, including Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital and Rackspace Hosting. For more information, visit

About Apache Cassandra

Apache Cassandra™ is an open source distributed database management system. It is an Apache Software Foundation top-level project designed to handle very large amounts of data spread out across many commodity servers while providing a highly available service with no single point of failure.

Cassandra evolved from work at Google, Amazon and Facebook, and is in use at leading companies such as Twitter, Netflix, Rackspace and Cisco.

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