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The Coolest Database System Companies Of The 2021 Big Data 100

Rick Whiting

Part 4 of CRN’s Big Data 100 includes a look at the vendors solution providers should know in the big data database system space.

DataStax

Top Executive: CEO Chet Kapoor

DataStax markets DataStax Enterprise, a distributed NoSQL database built on the Apache Cassandra open-source database that’s designed to handle huge volumes of data.

The company also offers Luna, a series of support services for Cassandra, and an event streaming cloud service based on the Apache Pulsar technology.

In May 2020 the company debuted DataStax Astra, a multi-cloud Database-as-a-Service edition of its database with a focus on simplifying the development of cloud-native Cassandra applications. Astra runs on AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud platforms.

 
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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