Technology -> Big Data
Released: 25th July 2013
Publisher: Goode Communications
Oscon, Portland Ore., July 23, 2013—DataStax, the company that powers the big data apps that transform business, today announced new versions of its enterprise-grade and community-edition database software, powered by Apache Cassandra™. The new software versions offer developers more powerful tools and easier deployment capabilities as they transition from relational database technologies such as Oracle to NoSQL solutions such as DataStax.
"We are excited to announce Apache Cassandra 2.0 for Cassandra's fifth birthday," said Jonathan Ellis, chair, Apache Cassandra Project Management Committee and chief technology officer, DataStax. “Version 2.0 continues our focus on the developer experience. Features like lightweight transactions and cursors make the Cassandra Query Language even more powerful and easy to use, while we continue to make performance improvements under the hood."
DataStax Enterprise 3.1
DataStax sells an enterprise-grade database that seamlessly and securely integrates real-time data with Apache Cassandra, batch analytics with Apache Hadoop™, enterprise search with Apache Solr™ and visual monitoring and management with OpsCenter. The latest version, DataStax Enterprise (DSE) 3.1, increases developer ease-of-use to shorten the product development lifecycle, and provides greater scalability and simpler manageability with the following features:
“We're looking forward to all the benefits of DataStax Enterprise 3.1,” said Aaron Stannard, chief technology officer, MarkedUp. “We use DSE today to power a lot of our customer facing analytics service and use all three Apache components - Cassandra, Hadoop and Solr - in our platform. We'll definitely make use of Cassandra's virtual nodes and CQL3 support, and the Solr improvements should enable faster, more robust search.”
DSE 3.1 is available for purchase now, and organizations interested in the software can click here to learn more about its comprehensive feature set.
DataStax Community Edition (DSC 2.0)
DataStax also announced its community-edition software based on Apache Cassandra 2.0, the newest version of the massively scalable open-source NoSQL database which is targeted for release next month. DSC 2.0 includes a range of new features, including:
Companies Migrate From Relational Databases to DataStax
Relational database technologies such as Oracle are inadequate for powering today’s online line-of-business applications. DataStax recently announced that dozens of companies have migrated from traditional Oracle relational database management systems (RDBMS) to DataStax, citing scalability, disaster avoidance and cost savings as key criteria. The new software versions announced today offer comprehensive feature sets that allow developers accustomed to relational database systems to make a smooth transition to NoSQL technology.
DataStax powers the big data apps that transform business for more than 300 customers, including startups and 20 of the Fortune 100. DataStax delivers a massively scalable, flexible and continuously available big data platform built on Apache Cassandra™. DataStax integrates enterprise-ready Cassandra, Apache Hadoop™ for analytics and Apache Solr™ for search across multi-datacenters and in the cloud.
Companies such as Adobe, Healthcare Anytime, eBay and Netflix rely on DataStax to transform their businesses. Based in San Mateo, Calif., DataStax is backed by industry-leading investors: Lightspeed Venture Partners, Crosslink Capital, Meritech Capital Partners, Scale Venture Partners, DFJ Venture Capital and Next World Capital. For more information, visit DataStax or follow us @DataStax.
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