DataStax Boosts its Distributed Cloud Database

DataStax is making enhancements to its DataStax Enterprise platform, making upgrades to deliver twice the responsiveness and the ability to handle twice the throughput on the same infrastructure.

DataStax Enterprise (DSE) 6 allows customers to maintain hybrid cloud flexibility with all the benefits of a distributed cloud database on any public cloud or on-premises.  DSE 6 includes all the advantages of Apache Cassandra and much more.

DSE 6 introduces NodeSync, easing operational management by transparently automating Cassandra repair operations and removing the need for manual involvement. That means operational cost savings, reduced support cycles, and reduced application management pain. These advantages extend across DSE, including database, search, and analytics.

DSE’s new Upgrade Service provides error-free patch upgrades with zero downtime. For those demanding zero operational management, DataStax offers a white-glove service of DSE with DataStax Managed Cloud for either Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure.

DataStax continues its commitment to the open source community as the leading contributor to Apache Cassandra.

DSE 6 remains fully Cassandra-CQL compliant at the server level and via the DataStax developed and maintained open source drivers which are at the heart of the DSE optimized commercial drivers.

Every user who utilizes Cassandra will benefit the most from these updates as well as users working on near term analytics and streaming, according to Martin Van Ryswyk, EVP of product and engineering, DataStax.  

In the future the company will continue to be part of the Cassandra community and is committed to making the best distributed cloud database.

“Best distribution means we’ll continue to do things like the big features we’re announcing in DSE 6, we’ll be looking at total cost of ownership and how we can reduce that for folks using our database, we will look at speed and ease of use improvements, extractions of drivers, anything we can do to make it faster for our customers to build applications and have the best experience running it,” Van Ryswyk said. “We want to do that in a cloud database way so we will continue to do that.”

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