10 Fastest Growing Bigdata Companies 2018

The Always-On, Distributed Cloud Database Built on Apache Cassandra and Designed for Hybrid Cloud: DataStax

thesiliconreview-billy-bosworth-ceo-datastax-18The foundation for real-time applications at massive scale, DataStax Enterprise makes it possible for companies to exceed expectations through consumer and enterprise applications that provide responsive and meaningful engagement to each customer wherever they go. Its product also gives businesses full data autonomy, allowing them to retain control and strategic ownership of their most valuable asset in a hybrid cloud world.

About DataStax

The world is changing at a rate we could never have imagined. Today’s digitally empowered and geographically distributed customers are radically connected, hyper-informed and always-on. To survive and thrive in this customer-centric, data-driven economy, businesses need to rethink the technology infrastructure on which they are building and deploying mission-critical cloud applications and move to a modern, distributed database platform. In doing so, businesses are able to make data the centerpiece of their organization, build real-time value at an epic scale and transform into an Internet giant.

DataStax Delivers

It starts with a human desire, and when a universe of technology, devices, and data aligns, it ends in a moment of fulfillment and insight. Billions of these moments occur each second around the globe. They are moments that can define an era, launch an innovation, and forever alter for the better how we relate to our environment. DataStax is the power behind the moment. Built on the unique architecture of Apache Cassandra™, DataStax Enterprise is the always-on data platform and has been battle-tested for the world’s most innovative, global applications.

With more than 500 customers in over 50 countries, DataStax provides data management to the world’s most innovative companies, such as Netflix, Safeway, ING, Adobe, Intuit, and eBay. Based in Santa Clara, Calif., DataStax is backed by industry-leading investors including Comcast Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Meritech Capital, Premji Invest and Scale Venture Partners.

About Apache Cassandra™

Apache Cassandra™ is an open source distributed database management system designed to handle large amounts of data across many commodity servers, providing high availability with no single point of failure. Apache Cassandra™ offers robust support for clusters spanning multiple data centers, with asynchronous masterless replication allowing low latency operations for all clients. Evolved from work at Google, Amazon, and Facebook, Apache Cassandra™ is used by leading companies such as Disney, IBM, New York Times, Hulu, Spotify and Twitter.

Data Requirements of the Right-Now Economy

Users demand more from their applications every day, and the Right-Now Economy is driven by the five dimensions of these new demands:

  • Relevancy requires contextual information and experiences
  • Availability requires the applications to be always on
  • Responsiveness means the application must be able to handle real-time requirements
  • Accessibility means the application must be easily distributed across geographies
  • Engagement means the application must be easily scalable both economically and operationally, no matter business demands or challenges

Clientele Reviews

“DataStax Enterprise also provides an intuitive management console called OpsCenter which made it easy to manage and scale our database environment to meet demands.”

- Mark Dash, AVP, Information Technology at Penn Mutual

“We are handling millions of transactions and writes per second and can’t afford downtime or data loss. DataStax allows us to manage this tremendous volume of streaming, time-series data at scale.”

- Gene Stevens, Co-Founder & CTO, ProtectWise

“This level of security ensures there’s no penetration of the systems. So we really have built an incredibly secure ecosystem and we would not have been able to do so without DataStax

- Jason Atlas, VP Engineering & Technology, IID

“DataStax really helps us scale our environments infinitely as we grow beyond the capabilities of single or even a cluster of computers.”

- Steve Hirsch, Chief Data officer, ICE, the parent company of NYSE

The Captain of the Ship

Billy Bosworth, CEO: Billy joined DataStax as CEO in May 2011 and propelled the company’s growth from sub-$1M in revenue and 25 employees to more than $100 million in revenue and over 500 employees today. He championed the company’s early years as the leading contributor of code and expertise to open source, Apache Cassandra. Now, he is leading the company’s enterprise expansion as the world’s premier provider of the always-on, distributed cloud database built on Apache Cassandra and designed for the hybrid cloud. Billy is on the board of directors of Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) and is an active contributor to the Forbes Technology Council. He is a frequent speaker on the topics of cloud databases, data autonomy, hybrid cloud, AI, and distributed workforces and was most recently at The Economist Innovation Summit discussing AI and data trends shaping the future of global business. 

Billy’s 25+ years of tech experience span nearly every part of the database industry in roles ranging from a database administrator, to book author, to a senior executive. Before joining DataStax, Billy spent six years at Quest Software, where his most recent role was VP and GM of the database business unit. Under his leadership, the industry-leading Quest database business grew from supporting traditional relational databases to a portfolio that included tools for cloud, NoSQL, columnar, and Hadoop databases, as well as business intelligence offerings. Prior to Quest, Billy spent a large portion of a career as a software engineer, ultimately moving into product management at Embarcadero Technologies. 

He holds a bachelor of science in computer science from the University of Louisville where he was also a scholarship football player for the Cardinals.

“DataStax powers the Right-Now Enterprise with the always-on, distributed cloud database built on Apache Cassandra™ and designed for the hybrid cloud.”