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DataStax

September 11, 2014 08:00 ET

DataStax Partner Program Doubles to Meet Market Demand for Always-On Applications

DataStax Partner Network Program Attracts Top-Tier Solutions, Applications, Infrastructure and Ecosystem Partners

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 11, 2014) - (Cassandra Summit 2014) --

  • The DataStax Partner Network expands to more than 115 partner companies in less than 7 months
  • Partner membership has doubled in size contributing to 356 percent increase in partner-related revenue year over year, with the solutions category experiencing the highest growth
  • DataStax's distributed database management technology powers partners to address the growing market need for deploying and running always-on online applications

DataStax, the company that delivers Apache Cassandra™ to the enterprise, today announced dramatic growth of its DataStax Partner Network. Since its inception in February 2014, the partner program has doubled in size to host more than 115 partners, including Cloudera, Compuware, Databricks, Dell, Hortonworks, Infosys, Microsoft Corp., Ness Technologies, NetApp, Nokia and Verisk Insurance Solutions. Revenue from DataStax Partner Network members grew by 356 percent year over year. New and existing partners use DataStax to power online applications that must remain in an "always-on" state across a broad range of environments. The technology and partnerships strengthen company's position as the leading distributed database management system for today's highly-connected online economy.

Perspectives on the news
Infrastructure Partner - Microsoft Azure
"To deliver massively scalable distributed database technology to its customers, DataStax needed an open and flexible cloud platform with global datacenter infrastructure. Microsoft Azure is an ideal platform for DataStax as customers have the flexibility to deploy solutions in the cloud, but also extend it to on-premises or hybrid deployment scenarios," said Vibhor Kapoor, director of Product Marketing, Microsoft Azure. "A few months after collaborating with DataStax, our customers are building highly available applications that feature built-in security, enterprise search, integrated analytics and visual management of database clusters."

Ecosystem Partner - Cloudera
"The certification of DataStax Enterprise on Cloudera Enterprise 5 enables DataStax customers to leverage the benefits of an integrated Cloudera and DataStax solution," said Tim Stevens, vice president, Corporate and Business Development, Cloudera. "By partnering with DataStax, we can offer companies the flexibility of building an enterprise data hub using Cloudera as the Hadoop distribution of choice to merge real-time, transactional data with large-scale analytics."

Solutions Partner - Infosys
"Infosys is focused on helping enterprises build a data ecosystem that allows them to rapidly develop and action insights to grow business. Our partnership with DataStax will strengthen our ability to deliver real-time, high-performance, scalable solutions to manage and analyze large data volumes generated through online transactions. This collaboration effectively brings together complementary skills and solutions to help enterprises tap the potential offered by today's digital world," said Sourav Banerjee, vice president, Infosys.

Applications Partner - NetApp
"Providing our customers with a high level of efficiency and innovation is important to NetApp. This focus has led us to work with partners such as DataStax," said Joel Reich, senior vice president, E-Series Product Group, NetApp. "DataStax has shown significant scalability and performance in deployment of OnCommand Insight on DataStax supported Cassandra. In our benchmarks, a single server running Cassandra improved performance 300 percent for our time-series performance use case. Together, DataStax and NetApp are helping our joint customers fully leverage their data and merge real-time, transactional data with large-scale analytics."

"Legacy database technologies can't keep pace in today's data-driven landscape, and DataStax Partner Network's rapid growth is indicative of these changing demands," said John Schweitzer, executive vice president, worldwide field operations, DataStax. "New partners are discovering how always-on applications can transform business, and we are elevating partners such as Microsoft to the Platinum partner level in recognition of their excellent focus on providing quality integration and making our customers successful with our joint offering."

Learn More at Cassandra Summit 2014
Leading-edge companies including Sony, ING, Target, Google, Credit-Suisse, Microsoft and Instagram will share how Apache Cassandra has transformed business and accelerated growth at the fifth annual Cassandra Summit hosted by DataStax. The event is taking place September 10-11 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, and is expected to draw more than 3,000 attendees including Datastax partners, customers and industry experts.

Proud sponsors include Accenture, Azul Systems, Cirro, Cloudsoft, Cloudwick, Compuware, Databricks, Datadog, Emirates, Impetus Technologies, Instaclustr, Microsoft Corp., Progress Software, ProMorphics, Pythian, Sandisk, Target, Vormetric, Walmart, Wibidata and Wipro Technologies.

To register, and for continuous updates on the agenda, sessions, speakers and sponsors, visit: Cassandra Summit 2014 and follow #CassandraSummit on Twitter.

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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