DataStax picks up DataScale; launches plan for DataStax Managed Cloud

DataStax, vendor of database software for cloud applications based on Apache Cassandra, announced Tuesday acquisition of cloud-based management services for data infrastructure company DataScale.

“DataScale was founded so that businesses can focus on their core competency while we manage the complexities and expenses involved in creating and operating a business critical distributed database platform,” said Peter Bakas, founder at DataScale. “With this acquisition, DataStax is now able to provide the database as well as a managed platform enabling customers to remain laser focused on running their business and delivering exceptional customer experiences to their end users. We are thrilled about this opportunity and look forward to becoming part of the DataStax team.”

“I am very excited that we have found the perfect home for the DataScale vision, which is to greatly reduce or eliminate operational burden,” said Christos Kalantzis, Executive Chairman, DataScale.  “Our vision perfectly complements DataStax Enterprise, and together these offerings will rapidly accelerate customers’ ability to build and deploy their critical cloud applications.”

“At DataStax, we recognize that delivering cloud applications at a global scale is critically important, and that’s why we’ve decided to introduce a fully-managed, comprehensive data service offering to help our customers transform their businesses even faster,” said Billy Bosworth, CEO, DataStax. “DataStax is thrilled to welcome to our team the experienced engineers and senior leaders at DataScale. Together we will accelerate our customers’ ability to deliver cloud applications that provide real-time value, by offering another powerful option for deploying and managing those systems at epic scale.”

DataStax also announced the forthcoming availability of DataStax Managed Cloud, a fully-managed database service. DataStax Managed Cloud will be available in early 2017 on Amazon Web Services, followed by other public cloud providers.

The new DataStax Managed Cloud offering will include automated best-practices and operations; monitoring by DataStax experts; automated and manual provisioning and scaling; and custom system configuration and tuning to meet customer’s specific application and architectural requirements.

Built on the scalability and performance of the DataStax Enterprise (DSE) software platform, DataStax Managed Cloud will provide customers with the full capabilities of DSE in a managed cloud service. Customers will be able to easily exploit their hybrid cloud datacenter plans with DSE acting as the common data layer for their cloud applications, whether deployed on-premise, in public cloud infrastructure, or in any hybrid configuration. The acquisition of DataScale brings both technology and industry expertise to DataStax that will make DataStax Managed Cloud a truly transformative offering.

With this new offering, users will have the ability to choose flexible implementation and management models based on their requirements. Customers can self-manage DSE using its automated management services and OpsCenter product; or choose a comprehensive, cloud-based, DataStax-managed solution with DataStax Managed Cloud. For anything in between, DataStax can assist with a wide array of Professional Services expertise and packages. Combined, these flexible offerings meet customers wherever they are in their datacenter and cloud strategies, both today and in the future.

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