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DataStax Hosts Fifth Annual Cassandra Summit

Disney, Instagram, Target, Microsoft, ING, Credit-Suisse, DemonWare and Hundreds More to Showcase How Apache Cassandra Transformed Their Business at the World's First Distributed Community Conference

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/16/14 -- DataStax, the leading distributed database management system that delivers Apache Cassandra™ to the enterprise, today announced it will host the fifth annual Cassandra Summit from September 10-11, 2014 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco.

With more than 3,000 expected attendees at the Summit and at meetups around the world, including Tel Aviv, Cape Town and London, the event will be the largest gathering of Cassandra users ever. Leading enterprises will highlight how they have transformed their business, exceeded customer demands, and accelerated their growth using Cassandra, the world's fastest and most scalable distributed database management system.

Comments from Cassandra Users
"We make extensive use of Cassandra under the hood for our high-throughput use cases, and we support nearly every imaginable type of content," said Robbie Strickland, Software Development Manager, The Weather Channel. "We get about 100M transactions per day on average against our busiest Cassandra-backed service, with a heavy day seeing more like 180-200M transactions. Apache Cassandra has never failed us."

"In the challenging world of NoSQL databases, we found the feature-rich masterless Cassandra to be best suited for an active-active-active solution," said Gary Stewart, Advisory IT Specialist, ING. "The amazing thriving community gives us confidence that it is indeed the best choice for us."

"With Cassandra, there's a wealth of information online, and a great community to jump into," said Alex Meng, Software Developer, Rackspace. "We were able to go from minimal understanding to a 15-node production cluster in just a matter of a few months and that was with moving our whole application to it."

5th Annual Cassandra Summit Event Specifics
The two-day Summit consists of more than 60 sessions for developers, administrators and executives. Attendees will learn from game-changing industry experts about how to build their enterprise infrastructure to deliver the capabilities and flexibility needed to compete in today's data-driven world. The packed agenda includes:

  • A training day for more than 600 attendees
  • An executive track featuring companies that are engaging customers in new ways as they transform themselves using Cassandra
  • A technical track for deep dives into best practices for architecture, development and operations, including:
    • Cassandra at Target: Pioneering NoSQL in a Big Enterprise
    • Cassandra at Netflix: Building a House of Cards on a Solid Foundation
    • Deploying Cassandra for Call of Duty
    • CQL Under the Hood at The Weather Channel
    • Cassandra at Instagram 2014

Community and networking opportunities will take place throughout the Summit as well.

First-Ever Cassandra Boot Camp
Immediately after the Summit, selected applicants will join six Apache Cassandra committers for two days of intense workshops and coding on September 12 & 13. This gives users a chance to get up-close and personal with those driving the world's most advanced open source database.

To register, and for continuous updates on the agenda, sessions, speakers and sponsors, visit: Cassandra Summit 2014 and follow #CassandraSummit on Twitter.

About DataStax
DataStax, the leading distributed database management system, delivers Apache Cassandra to the world's most innovative enterprises. Datastax is built to be agile, always-on, and predictably scalable to any size.

DataStax has more than 500 customers in 45 countries including leaders such as Netflix, Adobe, Intuit, and eBay and spans verticals including web, financial services, telecommunications, logistics, and government. Based in Santa Clara, Calif., DataStax is backed by industry-leading investors including Lightspeed Venture Partners, Meritech Capital, and Crosslink Capital. For more information, visit DataStax.com or follow us @DataStax and @DataStaxEU. DataStax.com or follow us @DataStax and @DataStaxEU.

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