10 Coolest Big Data Startups Of 2012 (So Far)


DataStax

CEO: Billy Bosworth

DataStax is a leader in developing big data systems based on the Cassandra "NoSQL" open-source database software and Hadoop. Cassandra, an Apache Software Foundation project like Hadoop, is designed to handle very large volumes of data distributed across large numbers of commodity servers.

The DataStax Enterprise platform, built on Cassandra, manages real-time analytic and search data all in the same cluster. The San Mateo, Calif.-based company launched release 2.0 of the platform in May, providing support for Hewlett-Packard Cloud Services. That was followed up with release 2.1 in June, which provided enhanced Hadoop capabilities and support for Oracle's Unbreakable Linux.