DataStax Announces Constellation, a Cloud-Native Data Platform

DataStax Apache Cassandra as a Service, a Database as a Service
offering, and DataStax Insights, a performance management service, to be
first of platform’s offerings built to simplify application development

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At its DataStax
Accelerate
user conference, DataStax,
the company behind the leading database built on Apache Cassandra™,
today announced DataStax
Constellation
, a cloud data platform that will simplify the
development and operation of modern applications. Constellation will
launch later this year with two cloud services: DataStax Apache
Cassandra as a Service and DataStax Insights. DataStax Apache Cassandra
as a Service will deliver easy scale-up and scale-down Cassandra
clusters, on consumption-based pricing, which is backed by the stability
and performance enhancements of DataStax Enterprise.

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DataStax will give an early hands-on preview of Constellation to more
than 300 developers during its Accelerate user conference bootcamp.
DataStax CEO Billy Bosworth will also preview Constellation in his
keynote, “Accelerating Development in a Cloud World,” on Wednesday, May
22 at 9:00-10:45 a.m. ET, which will be available via live
stream
.

“DataStax has created a bold vision that radically simplifies how data
is managed and how modern applications are built. Today’s news is the
first step on our journey to making that vision a reality,” said
DataStax CEO Billy Bosworth. “DataStax Constellation makes building
modern applications easier for developers and IT teams by reducing the
complexity associated with every aspect of purchasing, development, and
operations. Because Constellation is cloud native and fully compatible
with DataStax Enterprise and Apache Cassandra, application architectures
can easily span on-prem, hybrid, or multi-cloud. This frees businesses
to choose whatever infrastructure is right for them.”

“Companies seeking agility are attracted to the ease of deployment and
elastic scalability of cloud services, but most firms also don’t want to
give up the flexibility of having hybrid and multi-cloud deployment
options,” said Doug Henschen, VP and principal analyst at Constellation
Research. “Constellation Research sees keen interest in options that
combine push-button ease of management with flexibility and choice when
it comes to deployment options.”

DataStax Constellation, Cloud Data Platform

DataStax Constellation is a cloud-native platform that will deliver the
services needed to build, deploy, and manage modern applications.
Constellation is an entirely new engineering cloud service that makes it
easy to access all your data needs from a single cloud console.

DataStax Apache Cassandra as a Service

The first service available will be DataStax Apache Cassandra as a
Service, a net-new DataStax product. DataStax Apache Cassandra as a
Service goes far beyond hosted Apache Cassandra, providing users with a
frictionless, cloud-native experience with the resiliency and
reliability that customers expect from DataStax. DataStax Apache
Cassandra as a Service simplifies and accelerates everything related to
getting a modern application deployed—from provisioning to configuration
and automated backups of a Cassandra database, to an integrated
development console and customized application drivers. DataStax has
optimized every aspect of the database’s operation so that the tuning
and configuration one traditionally associates with Cassandra or any
other complex, distributed database is automatically handled for the
customer. Additionally, DataStax Apache Cassandra as a Service is built
for compatibility with the entire DataStax and Apache Cassandra
ecosystem, making it push-button easy to migrate on-premises
applications to the cloud and removing any risk of vendor lock-in.

DataStax Insights

DataStax Insights is a next-generation performance management and
monitoring tool for DataStax Constellation and DataStax Enterprise.
Insights is built from the ground up to optimize on-premises and cloud
deployments with intelligence that allows novices to tune their clusters
like seasoned professionals. It includes:

  • Recommendation Insights – Leverages artificial intelligence
    (AI) to identify and provide recommendations that solve cluster issues.
  • Application Insights – Provides a comprehensive view of the
    customer’s Cassandra data models, driver connections, and slow
    queries. Highlights the anti-patterns that likely degrade application
    responsiveness and require immediate attention.
  • Performance Insights – Identifies the performance bottlenecks
    in a cluster and pinpoints the most problematic data centers, nodes,
    and partitions.

The initial offering of Insights will support DataStax Apache Cassandra
as a Service as well as DataStax Enterprise on-prem and in the cloud,
followed by support for DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra
on-prem and in the cloud at a later time.

Early Access Program

DataStax will be running an early access program this summer. To stay
informed about the launch of Constellation or sign up for the early
access program, please go here.

Availability

DataStax plans to make Constellation, Insights, and DataStax Apache
Cassandra as a Service available on Google Cloud Platform in Q4 2019;
Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure will follow.

To learn more about DataStax Constellation, visit https://constellation.datastax.com/

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About DataStax

DataStax delivers the only active everywhere hybrid cloud database built
on Apache Cassandra™: DataStax Enterprise. The foundation for
contextual, always-on, real-time, distributed applications at scale,
DataStax Enterprise makes it easy for enterprises to seamlessly build
and deploy modern applications in hybrid cloud. DataStax also offers
DataStax Managed Services, a fully managed, white-glove service with
guaranteed uptime, end-to-end security, and 24x7x365 lights-out
management provided by experts at handling enterprise applications at
cloud scale, and DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra, a
production-certified, 100% open source compatible distribution of
Cassandra with expert support. DataStax helps more than 400 of the
world’s leading brands like Capital One, Cisco, Comcast, Delta Airlines,
eBay, Macy’s, McDonald’s, Safeway, Sony, and Walmart build modern
applications that can work across any cloud. For more information, visit www.DataStax.com
and follow us on Twitter @DataStax.

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Contacts

Francisca Fanucchi
Public Relations
DataStax
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415-299-1558
[email protected]

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