DataStax updates its enterprise platform and unveils new strategy

DataStax today announced the latest version of its data platform, DataStax Enterprise 5.1, as well as a new strategy to help enterprises design and implement customer experience  applications, called DataStax CX Data Solution. The new CX Data solution is made up of the DataStax Enterprise platform, centralized training and specialized services to help its customers … continue reading

JavaOne vendors talk tools, Oracle

At Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne this week, the software development industry was on hand to show off its new tools and to comment on Oracle’s myriad announcements. Oracle founder and chairman Larry Ellison doubled-down on cloud technologies, offering more cloud services, a cloud-in-a-box on-premise system, and a road map for Java EE. On the outside, … continue reading

Chatting Cassandra with Jonathan Ellis

Tomorrow morning, Cassandra Summit kicks off in San Jose. The event highlights the growth in popularity of the Apache Cassandra NoSQL project, as well as the expansion of Valley-darling database company DataStax. We caught up with DataStax cofounder and CTO Jonathan Ellis to chat about his recent decision to step down from the chairmanship of … continue reading

Jonathan Ellis steps down from Cassandra Project

DataStax CTO Jonathan Ellis has stepped down from his position as chairman of the Apache Cassandra Project. As a cofounder of DataStax, he has been directing the Cassandra Project since 2010. On Friday Ellis announced his intention to step down. “In my case, I have been serving as the Chair for Apache Cassandra for seven … continue reading

Apache Cassandra 3.0 arrives

Apache’s NoSQL key-value store, Cassandra, reached version 3.0 today, with dozens of bug fixes and performance improvements. Chief among the changes is the improvement of data consistency operations, as well as savings when it comes to space used by the data store. Among the changes in this release are the new materialized views and user-defined … continue reading

DataStax Enterprise 4.7 released

DataStax has announced the release of DataStax Enterprise 4.7, the latest version of its Apache Cassandra database platform for enterprise applications. DataStax Enterprise (DSE) 4.7 includes a production-certified version of Cassandra 2.1, and it adds enhanced enterprise search, analytics, security, in-memory, and database monitoring capabilities. These include a new certified version of Apache Solr and … continue reading

Taking Big Data to the street in 2014

This was the last year in which Big Data was an off-the-street term. As the year ended, Hortonworks was preparing to go public, with Cloudera preparing for the same outcome. Big Data will officially transition into being a big business this year. Thus, 2014 was the year when pilot projects went into production, or when … continue reading

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