SOURCE: DataStax

DataStax

November 15, 2016 03:01 ET

DataStax Acquires DataScale, Unveils Plans for DataStax Managed Cloud

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 15, 2016) -

  • Will extend DataStax's cloud-scale data layer to fit customers' hybrid cloud architectures 
  • Will provide customers with multiple consumption models for DataStax Enterprise
  • Will minimize friction for customers delivering transformative cloud applications

DataStax, the leading provider of database software for cloud applications based on Apache Cassandra™, today announced the acquisition of DataScale, a provider of cloud-based management services for data infrastructure. DataStax also announced the forthcoming availability of DataStax Managed Cloud, a fully-managed database service. DataStax Managed Cloud will be available in early 2017 on Amazon Web Services, followed by other popular public cloud providers.

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"At DataStax, we recognize that delivering cloud applications at a global scale is critically important, and that's why we've decided to introduce a fully-managed, comprehensive data service offering to help our customers transform their businesses even faster," said Billy Bosworth, CEO, DataStax. "DataStax is thrilled to welcome to our team the experienced engineers and senior leaders at DataScale. Together we will accelerate our customers' ability to deliver cloud applications that provide real-time value, by offering another powerful option for deploying and managing those systems at epic scale." 

Introducing DataStax Managed Cloud
Built on the industry-leading scalability and performance of the DataStax Enterprise (DSE) software platform, DataStax Managed Cloud will provide customers with the full capabilities of DSE in a managed cloud service. Customers will be able to easily exploit their hybrid cloud datacenter plans with DSE acting as the common data layer for their cloud applications, whether deployed on-premise, in public cloud infrastructure, or in any hybrid configuration. The acquisition of DataScale brings both technology and industry expertise to DataStax that will make DataStax Managed Cloud a truly transformative offering. 

"DataScale was founded so that businesses can focus on their core competency while we manage the complexities and expenses involved in creating and operating a business critical distributed database platform," said Peter Bakas, Founder, DataScale. "With this acquisition, DataStax is now able to provide the database as well as a managed platform enabling customers to remain laser focused on running their business and delivering exceptional customer experiences to their end users. We are thrilled about this opportunity and look forward to becoming part of the DataStax team."

The new DataStax Managed Cloud offering will include: automated best-practices and operations; monitoring by DataStax world-class experts; automated and manual provisioning and scaling; and, custom system configuration and tuning to meet customer's specific application and architectural requirements.

With this new offering customers will have the ability to choose flexible implementation and management models based on their requirements. Customers can self-manage DSE using its automated management services and OpsCenter product; or choose a comprehensive, cloud-based, DataStax-managed solution with DataStax Managed Cloud. For anything in between, DataStax can assist with a wide array of Professional Services expertise and packages. Combined, these flexible offerings meet customers wherever they are in their datacenter and cloud strategies, both today and in the future. 

Additional Supporting Quotes
"I am very excited that we have found the perfect home for the DataScale vision, which is to greatly reduce or eliminate operational burden," said Christos Kalantzis, Executive Chairman, DataScale. "Our vision perfectly complements DataStax Enterprise, and together these offerings will rapidly accelerate customers' ability to build and deploy their critical cloud applications."

"Besides simplifying our customers' operational experience, I'm delighted by how much this streamlines the customer/product feedback loop," said Jonathan Ellis, CTO, DataStax. "DataStax Managed Cloud will give us unprecedented direct visibility into our customers' challenges and successes, allowing us to make DataStax Enterprise even more relevant for the next generation of cloud applications."

Availability
DataStax will offer customers the opportunity to enroll in the DataStax Managed Cloud beta program starting in early 2017.

For additional details, please see Billy Bosworth's blog post titled "Tectonic Shifts Now Hitting Main Street" and Matt Kennedy's "Announcing DataStax Managed Cloud" blog post.

About DataStax
DataStax, the leading provider of database software for cloud applications, accelerates the ability of enterprises, government agencies, and systems integrators to power the exploding number of cloud applications that require data distribution across datacenters and clouds, by using our secure, operationally simple platform built on Apache Cassandra™.

With more than 500 customers in over 50 countries, DataStax Enterprise is the database technology of choice for the world's most innovative companies, such as Netflix, Safeway, ING, Adobe, Intuit, Target and eBay. Based in Santa Clara, Calif., DataStax is backed by industry-leading investors including Comcast Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Meritech Capital, Premji Invest and Scale Venture Partners. For more information, visit DataStax.com or follow us on @DataStax.

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