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DataStax Enterprise 2.0 Adds Enterprise Search Capabilities to Big Data Platform


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DataStax, which offers products and services based on the open source database Apache Cassandra, has announced DataStax Enterprise 2.0 (DSE 2.0), a big data solution designed to manage real-time, analytic, as well as enterprise search data, all in the same database cluster. With the updated platform, DataStax aims to deliver a comprehensive, integrated data management solution that manages real-time data with Cassandra, provides batch analytic capabilities with Apache Hadoop, and enables enterprise search on the same data with Apache Solr.

"Enterprise search is a high-demand capability, and open source Apache Solr is the most popular open source search technology available," said Billy Bosworth, CEO, DataStax. "Solr downloads outnumber even Hadoop downloads today. With DSE 2.0, we're allowing our customers to move faster in response to never ending user demands, by letting them focus on building big data applications instead of battling their infrastructure." 

By combining the search capabilities of Solr with the real-time and analytic database capabilities of Cassandra and Hadoop, DataStax says the updated solution provides a "Google-like capability for a database," with the added benefit of not needing to implement time-consuming and error-prone data movement routines.  In addition, the vendor says, because DataStax Enterprise 2.0 is built on Cassandra, the platform delivers a scalable Solr for enterprise search with no single points of failure. DataStax Enterprise 2.0 also provides real-time search operations, full data durability, scalable and performant write operations across multiple datacenters, automatic data sharding, and easy index rebuild operations. And finally, in addition to the native Solr API's, DataStax says, developers can access Solr/search information using the SQL-like Cassandra Query Language (CQL), which makes it easy to query data stored in Solr.

In other new features, DataStax Enterprise 2.0 now also includes RDBMS integration for all of the market-leading databases, making it simple to export data from your previous-generation database. In addition, built-in utilities make it easy for developers to store, index and search application or web logs.

DataStax Enterprise 2.0 also provides the ability to adjust the performance and capacity for various workloads.

DataStax Enterprise, real-time, analytic, and search workloads never conflict, giving you maximum performance with the added benefit of only managing a single database.

For complete details, visit the DataStax website.


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