SOURCE: DataStax

September 10, 2014 11:00 ET

DataStax Expands DataStax Academy Online Training Portfolio

All-New Virtual and Online Instructor-Led Cassandra Training Courses Expanded to Meet Strong Market Demand

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 10, 2014) -

  • DataStax Academy removes barriers to getting expert training on Apache Cassandra, with free and paid virtual instructor options
  • A completely redesigned course catalog for public, onsite, and online classroom training
  • More than 2,500 developers will be trained onsite at Cassandra Summit 2014

DataStax, the company that delivers Apache Cassandra™ to the enterprise, today announced the expansion of the DataStax Academy portfolio of training programs designed to make world-class Apache Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise training available for all levels, from beginner to expert. The announcement was made at Cassandra Summit 2014, the world's first distributed Cassandra conference and the largest gathering of Cassandra experts in the world, with more than 2,000 attendees expected.

Perspectives on The News
"This is the best source where developers/administrators can easily understand the Cassandra database," said Taduru Hariprasad, Samsung software developer. "The clear explanations, relevant topics, useful indexing all make the course contents good."

"These courses are excellent," said recent trainee Jay Ramlakan, a database developer. "The quality is very high. Thank you for making this available to the community. I'm sure it will help to increase the popularity of Cassandra and DataStax. Much appreciated."

"DataStax is focused on making training readily available to anyone who wants to take it," said Amy McNee, Vice President of Global Customer Operations, DataStax. "We want to remove any obstacles that might prevent people from learning what they need to achieve success with their online applications. We want everyone to get started easily, get the best information, and get the right training (at the right time) for their particular needs."

DataStax Academy Training Program
Since its inception in 2011, the DataStax Academy training program has achieved ever-growing success, particularly with classroom and onsite offerings. Seeking to strengthen and increase broad availability of Cassandra training, DataStax has redesigned both free and paid training offerings with 24x7 availability and greater information sharing. Currently, more than 10,000 learners in a variety of industries use DataStax as the distributed database technology of choice for their online applications, mitigating risk and concern of going down across a broad range of environments.

Award-winning training includes:

  • Expert training on Apache Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise, with free virtual and paid instructor-led options
  • The industry leader virtual training program as a hub for ongoing information about Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise, including course content, tips and tricks videos, and information about new releases
  • All-new instructor-led training and catalog

Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise training is free with the virtual training option. Trainees can remain anonymous if desired, or, if they register, they can take quizzes and exams, have their progress tracked, and receive proactive alerts as content becomes available.

Paid instructor-led training, whether in a classroom or on-site, will feature lower pricing, and will include broader options for content and delivery methods, including off-hours and online choices.

Sold-out Training at Cassandra Summit 2014
More than 2,500 developers will be trained at Cassandra Summit. After DataStax added an additional training day to accommodate overwhelming demand, that sold out in less than 24 hours.

Conference Day at Cassandra Summit
Conference day, Thursday, September 11, will feature leading-edge companies including Sony, ING, Target, Google, Credit-Suisse, Microsoft and Instagram sharing how Apache Cassandra has transformed business and accelerated growth at the fifth annual Cassandra Summit hosted by DataStax. The September 10-12 event at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, is completely sold out.

Get continuous updates about the agenda, sessions, speakers, and sponsors at: Cassandra Summit 2014 and follow #CassandraSummit on Twitter.

Learn about all DataStax training at: https://academy.datastax.com/

About DataStax
DataStax delivers Apache Cassandra, the leading distributed database technology, to the enterprise. Apache Cassandra is built to be agile, always-on, and predictably scalable to any size.

With more than 400 customers in over 50 countries, DataStax is the database technology and transactional backbone of choice for the world's most innovative companies such as Netflix, Adobe, Intuit, 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 @DataStax.

About Apache Cassandra
Apache Cassandra is an open source distributed database management system designed to handle large amounts of data across many commodity servers, providing high availability with no single point of failure. Cassandra offers robust support for clusters spanning multiple data centers,[1] with asynchronous masterless replication allowing low latency operations for all clients. 

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