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DataStax Offers Enterprise-Ready NoSQL Big Data Platform: BizCloud Video
Many companies are currently in the midst of figuring out how to best manage the ever increasing influx of both semi-structured and unstructured data. This is why we’ve been hearing a lot lately about NoSQL databases and the increased adoption of these efficient data management tools among companies. Gartner has identified NoSQL databases as one of the key information management trends for 2013 and beyond. The analyst firm noted that the commercially supported NoSQL databases are increasingly adding enterprise-class features to win new business and widen the adoption of the solutions.
Enterprises dealing with complex data are looking at NoSQL technology that is designed to address the demands of Big Data. NoSQL is a viable alternative to relational databases for companies that deliver modern apps which require agile development and high performance. These databases offer numerous advantages including flexibility, scalability, and ability to store large amounts of data. On the other hand, very few commercially available NoSQL databases provide enterprise-grade monitoring and management features that corporate IT requires. DataStax Enterprise 3.0, an Apache Cassandra-based big data platform, may just offer the answer for enterprise organizations.
This platform comes from NoSQL provider DataStax, and it is equipped with several enterprise-grade features, including advanced workload management, improved deployment and administration capabilities. It also offers the integration of Cassandra with Apache Hadoop for analytics and Apache Solr for enterprise search capabilities. The platform combines the flexibility and scalability of NoSQL databases required to run Big Data apps with robust security features that ensure the integrity and protection of data. DataStax Enterprise 3.0 includes security features such as password authentication, data encryption, and data auditing. The platform includes OpsCenter Enterprise 3.0, a visual console from which a company’s operations staff can provision and manage their big data infrastructure. Administrators can create and monitor database objects, whether they’re on premise, across multiple data centers or in the cloud, using a point-and-click user interface.
DataStax claims that, by using its Enterprise 3.0 database, companies can fully leverage the benefits of big data by running run real-time workloads, analytics and search on the same database at the same time. DataStax customers include Adobe, Constant Contact, eBay and Netflix. The company is based in San Mateo, Calif., and it is backed by industry-leading investment capital firms Lightspeed Venture Partners, Crosslink Capital and Meritech Capital Partners.
See our video interview with Michael Sharler at Strata Conference bellow: