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The 10 Coolest Big Data Startups Of 2014

Rick Whiting

DataStax

CEO: Billy Bosworth

DataStax is another leading player in the next-generation database market. The company has thrown its weight behind Apache Cassandra, the highly scalable, fault-tolerant NoSQL database used by Cisco Systems, eBay and Twitter.

DataStax sells DataStax Enterprise, a commercial edition of Cassandra, and tools and support services for the platform. Earlier this month the company, a Gartner magic quadrant "visionary," debuted DSE 4.6 with new Spark streaming analytics capabilities the company is touting as just the thing for the nascent Internet of Things market.

DataStax, founded in 2010 and based in Santa Clara, Calif., raised an eye-popping $106 million in Series E financing in September for a total of $190 million.

 
Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently a feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the Big Data beat for CRN. He can be reached at rwhiting@thechannelcompany.com.

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