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DataStax Acquires DataScale and Announces Release of New Cloud Platform


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DataStax is acquiring DataScale, a provider of cloud-based management services for data infrastructure, and is releasing a new cloud platform.

“DataStax has an enterprise platform which has, what we think, is the best distribution of Apache Cassandra,” said Martin Van Ryswyk, executive vice president of engineering at DataStax. “We’re going to manage the environment for customers who want us to start with Amazon Azure, with other clouds to follow soon after.”

The acquisition of DataScale brings both technology and industry expertise to DataStax that will make DataStax Managed Cloud a truly transformative offering, according to the companies. 

DataStax Managed Cloud will be a secure, fully-managed data service built on the DataStax Enterprise (DSE) software platform.

The platform 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.

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.

“It’s reducing that cognitive load on teams and developers, making it simpler for businesses to focus on their core competency rather than infrastructure,” said Peter Bakas, founder at DataScale

Plans for the future include automating everything internally so DataStax can start to fulfill its vision of true hybrid platform, Van Ryswyck said.

For more information about this news, visit www.datastax.com


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