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DataStax Blog:

How not to benchmark Cassandra
by Jonathan Ellis, Chief Technology Officer & CoFounder, DataStax

To gain an understanding of Cassandra's origins and where it has evolved to today, please read Facebook’s Cassandra paper, annotated and compared to Apache Cassandra 2.0, authored by Jonathan Ellis

About DataStax

DataStax provides a massively scalable enterprise NoSQL platform to run missioncritical business applications for some of the world’s most innovative and dataintensive enterprises. Powered by the open source Apache Cassandra™ database, DataStax delivers a fully distributed, continuously available platform that is faster to deploy and less expensive to maintain than other database platforms.

DataStax has more than 400 customers in 38 countries including leaders such as Netflix, ebay, Healthcare Anytime, Adobe, Paddy Power, Skills Pages, Allied Payment Network, Intuit and spans verticals including web, financial services, telecommunications, logistics, and government. Based in Santa Clara, Calif., DataStax is backed by industryleading investors including Lightspeed Venture Partners, Meritech Capital, and Crosslink Capital.

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To gain an understanding of Cassandra's origins and where it has evolved to today, please read Facebook’s Cassandra paper, annotated and compared to Apache Cassandra 2.0, authored by Jonathan Ellis.

DataStax Enterprise

DataStax Enterprise (DSE), built on Apache Cassandra™, delivers what modern businesses need to compete in today’s highspeed, alwayson data economy. With inmemory computing capabilities, enterpriselevel security, fast and powerful builtin analytics and enterprise search, visual management and expert support, DataStax Enterprise is the best database choice for online applications that require fast performance with no downtime. DataStax Enterprise Includes:

  1. DataStax Enterprise Server
  2. OpsCenter Management Solution
  3. Expert Support and Service

DataStax Enterprise Product Capabilities

Optimize and Simplify Database Performance

Choose data performance levels based on the needs of your application. DataStax Enterprise allows administrators to target data for traditional spinning disks, SSD’s, or inmemory computing, all in the same database cluster. Everything is transparent to the application, making performance optimization easy.

Arm Developers with the Goodness of Certified Cassandra

Get a certified version of Apache Cassandra, ready for heavyduty production environments. DataStax Enterprise goes through a rigorous test process at a massive scale with highlyskilled test engineers. DataStax’s certification process delivers the highest possible software quality needed for critical online systems.

Protect Critical Data

Keep data safe with the most comprehensive security feature set of any NoSQL database. Security runs through the entire platform to protect against unauthorized access and to guard sensitive data. DataStax’s visual backup and restore processes makes retrieving lost data easy.

Search and Analyze Online Data

Solve the mixed workload problem that businesses face. DataStax Enterprise is the only solution to provide builtin analytics and enterprise search on online data. Search and analyze Cassandra data in a way that search and analytics workloads never compete with transactional workloads for either compute or data resources.

Manage Enterprise Data, with Ease

Visually monitor, manage, and finetune your environment to get the most of your online data. DataStax OpsCenter, included with DataStax Enterprise, includes pointandclick management and monitoring capabilities that make managing even the largest clusters easy.

Key features

  • Productioncertified Apache Cassandra for today’s intense, always-on production environments
  • Enterprise search and integrated analytics on Cassandra data
  • Workload management for transactional, analytical, and search operations
  • Comprehensive enterprise security features
  • In-memory computing option
  • Automatic management services to transparently handle administration and performance functions
  • Advanced visual management for key administration and performance monitoring functions with DataStax OpsCenter
  • Software maintenance, support and performance reviews with recommendations for improvements

Technical resources for developers

In the DataStax Developer Center you will find a broad array of technical resources to help you make the most of DataStax Enterprise and its core components in your development work. With Apache Cassandra at its core, DataStax Enterprise is the only NoSQL solution able to tackle the diverse range of big data workloads in a single, costeffective, operationally simple database platform. From installation guides, to our developer blog, we’ve gathered everything you need to get up and running fast all in one place.

DataStax Ac*ademy worldclass training

At DataStax, we're committed to helping your organization acquire the knowledge and skills it takes to gain maximum value from our big data solutions. To that end, we offer an array of worldclass training courses for developers, system architects and administrators.Participants receive a mix of classroom discussion and realworld lab exercises. Subjects cover the full spectrum of topics in the use of Apache Cassandra, Apache Hadoop, Apache Solr, DataStax Enterprise and DataStax OpsCenter.