DataStax Distribution of Apache
November 12, 2018 –
DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra (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 Cassandra conference—DataStax Accelerate—where Cassandra
practitioners, experts, and developers come to learn and share ideas.
DataStax is now making it easier for professionals and enterprises to
obtain and use the production-certified version of Apache Cassandra from
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:
•Apply premium features and
performance with no lock-in while standardizing on open source software
•Scale environments and manage
costs effectively to compete in a dynamic marketplace.
•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
•Access the best-in-class Apache
Cassandra software, support and services from the experts.
“Many organizations are interested in using open source software when
there are concerns about cost, vendor lock-in and availability of
developer skills, but most organizations also want to use products that
are backed by commercial support,” said Doug Henschen, Vice President
and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research. “DataStax Distribution of
Apache Cassandra addresses both concerns, building on open source
software while leveraging the company’s experience and expertise
supporting high-scale Apache Cassandra-based database deployments.”
“We’ve put DDAC through rigorous testing to offer enterprises a
production-ready release of Apache Cassandra with maintenance management
and support from DataStax and our team of Apache Cassandra experts,”
said Amit Chaudhry, Vice President of Product Marketing at DataStax. “We
believe DataStax is the only company that has deployed the world’s best
distribution of Apache Cassandra at hundreds of real-world enterprises.
Our expertise, services, and support are unmatched in the industry
when it comes to Cassandra.”
DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra includes:
certified version of Apache Cassandra that goes through the same
rigorous quality assurance (QA) and certification testing process as
•Business day, 8×5 support or 24×7
•DataStax Bulk Loader Utility for
making data loads and migrations easy.
“When enterprises deploy just open source Cassandra, we find that over
time they run into security, support and compliance issues. DDAC solves
this. Enterprises now have an option to deploy a production-certified
release of Apache Cassandra with DDAC,” concluded Chaudhry.