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DataStax Expands Support of Open Source Apache Cassandra™ as It Prepares to Host Community at Accelerate

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the leading provider of the only active everywhere hybrid cloud database
built on Apache Cassandra™, today announced that it is committing new
resources to the Cassandra open source project. As it prepares to host
the world’s premier Cassandra user gathering, DataStax
, near Washington, D.C. from May 21-23, 2019, the company
committed to providing additional engineering, testing, and
documentation resources to support the highly anticipated Apache
Cassandra 4.0 release.

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“A successful open source project requires a broad spectrum of support,
including documentation, code contribution, testing, and bug fixing, to
name a few,” said DataStax co-founder and Chief Technology Officer
Jonathan Ellis. “As one of the original contributors to Apache
Cassandra, I’m thrilled to commit greater DataStax resources to
supporting this project, which powers the world’s most demanding
applications at companies like Facebook, Netflix, FedEx, and Walmart.
Many of these teams will be at DataStax Accelerate to share their
learnings, best practices, and future plans. It’s going to be a great
event to energize and activate the Cassandra community.”

DataStax has been the largest contributor to the Cassandra project since
its inception more than 10 years ago. As part of its support for open
source, DataStax is increasing its commitment from teams spanning
engineering, documentation, and curriculum development professionals to

  • Contributions of new features into Apache Cassandra 4.0 and future
  • Contributions and updates to Java, C++, C#, PHP, Python, Node.js, and
    Ruby drivers
  • Testing support for the Apache Cassandra 4.0 release and future
  • Ongoing bug fixes tested and released back into the Cassandra project
  • Documentation of the current Cassandra release and the upcoming 4.0
  • Updated training material specifically covering Apache Cassandra 4.0

For enterprises looking for a commercially supported version of Apache
Cassandra, DataStax also offers the DataStax Distribution of Apache
Cassandra™, a production-certified, 100% open source compatible
distribution of Cassandra. DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra
allows companies to accelerate Cassandra development and improve
utilization with free, high-quality training, tools, and resources. It
also includes the choice of 24×7 or 8×5 support from the experts that
authored the majority of the Apache Cassandra code to minimize risk and

In addition to providing code commits, bug fixes, testing,
documentation, free training, and drivers, DataStax invests in the
Cassandra community via:

  • Meetups
    around the world
    that help the Cassandra community connect with
    each other and learn everything from getting started to how to
    integrate with other popular technologies like Kafka, Kubernetes, and
  • Free
    online courses
    geared toward teaching developers how to build
    applications on Cassandra and best practices for operators and
  • Cassandra
    , free, daylong hands-on learning with an introduction to
    Cassandra data modeling and app development, offered around the world.
  • Forum
    in online communities like on Stack Overflow and on the
    DataStax Academy Slack community.
  • Accelerate,
    a three-day user conference, featuring a developer’s bootcamp, free
    Cassandra certification, 70+ technical sessions, and on-site
    networking. Attendees will learn from peers, industry experts, and
    community leaders about how to transform modern enterprise
    applications on any cloud at scale.

Accelerate will give developers and Cassandra users an exclusive
opportunity to discuss the toughest problems they’re experiencing with
dedicated engineering experts, including many of the biggest
contributors to the Cassandra project.

To attend, please visit
or call 650-389-6000 and use code Accelerate20 for 20% off a
conference pass.


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 Cloud, 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. For more information, visit
and follow us on Twitter @DataStax.

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