DataStax Announces DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra

According to a new press release, “DataStax, the leading provider of the always-on, Active Everywhere distributed hybrid cloud database built on Apache Cassandra™, today announced DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra (DDAC). DDAC is a new subscription offering designed for running a certified version of open source Apache Cassandra for development and production use cases that do not have the higher enterprise demands better served by DataStax Enterprise. The DDAC release reinforces DataStax’s engagement with the open source community. DataStax enables and supports data professionals who want to build applications on Apache Cassandra. DataStax does this by hosting frequent community events nationwide and by also hosting the premier Apache conference—DataStax Accelerate—where Cassandra practitioners, experts, and developers come to learn and share ideas.”

The release goes on, “DataStax is now making it easier for professionals and enterprises to obtain and use the production-certified version of Apache Cassandra from DataStax. DDAC consists of a production-certified release of Apache Cassandra with drivers, bulk load utilities, and professional support. It combines the benefits of open source software with professional software maintenance and the expert support needed by customers who wish to deploy open source software in less critical production or development environments. Deploying DDAC enables enterprises to: (1) Apply premium features and performance with no lock-in while standardizing on open source software (OSS). (2) Scale environments and manage costs effectively to compete in a dynamic marketplace. (3) Streamline operations and support by removing a patchwork quilt of in-house, regional integrators or partners and third party vendors providing Apache Cassandra support and services. (4) Access the best-in-class Apache Cassandra software, support and services from the experts.”

Read more at Business Wire.

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