DataStax Enterprise 4.5 Integrates Spark for Real-Time Analytics

DataStax, provider of an enterprise version of Apache Cassandra, has announced the general availability of DataStax Enterprise 4.5 (DSE 4.5). DSE 4.5 provides integrated in memory analytics by virtue of Spark integration, greater operational simplicity, and ease of use.

Following a recently announced a partnership with Databricks, DataStax has integrated Spark for real-­time analytics into DataStax Enterprise. In addition, the 4.5 release adds the ability to merge Cassandra data with Hadoop for integration of operational and historical data. The new release has been certified with Hadoop vendors Cloudera and Hortonworks and DSE has been certified for their platforms.

“Today’s always­on, ever­adapting digital world presents new challenges for businesses,” said Robin Schumacher, vice president of products, DataStax. “CIOs are currently being forced to shoehorn a new paradigm into old technologies. DataStax Enterprise 4.5 eliminates this constraint because it was built from the ground up with modern businesses in mind.”

Other new capabilities in 4.5 include the addition of a new performance service that offers diagnostic information that can be easily queried on how well a cluster is performing, and

enhanced visual management to provide greater ease of use and built­in security for managing large enterprise systems. In addition to visually enabling best practices enforcement and providing customized performance monitoring, a single installation of OpsCenter can now support the management of 1,000+ node clusters.

A free version of DataStax Enterprise is available for download here.