DataStax, a company that delivers Apache Cassandra to the enterprise, has announced the general availability of DataStax Enterprise (DSE) 4.8, a database platform purpose-built for the performance and availability demands of Internet of Things (IoT), Web and mobile applications. At the same time, DataStax has announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft Azure to deliver its database solution in public, private or hybrid cloud environments.
DataStax Enterprise 4.8 provides a number of enhancements aimed at meeting the requirements of production Web, mobile, and IoT applications, that need to consume, analyze, and search data at “record” speeds.
Enhancements in DSE 4.8 would include:
- Production certification for Spark 1.4, providing customers with “trusted and enhanced” analytics for production systems
- Support for the Spark job server, which helps manage and monitor Spark activities
- Enhancements to DSE Search’s innovative “Live Indexing” feature that would make incoming data available for search faster than ever before
- User Defined Type (UDT) support in DSE Search, which would reduce the coding effort for developers and allow for easy storage and search for various data formats (e.g. JSON) that are stored in Cassandra
- Packaging and deployment ease-of-use improvements via support for Docker
DataStax also announced the release of Titan 1.0, a highly scalable open source graph database optimized for storing and querying graphs containing billions of vertices and edges distributed across a multi-machine cluster. Additionally, with a technical preview of Apache Cassandra 3.0, the open source distributed database management system, available, DataStax would further demonstrate its strong commitment to open source.
To address the ever-increasing demands of modern businesses transitioning from on-premise to hybrid cloud environments, the DataStax Enterprise on Azure on-demand cloud database solution would provide enterprises with both development and production ready Bring Your Own License (BYOL) DSE clusters that can be launched in minutes on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace using Azure Resource Management (ARM) Templates. This would enable the building of “high-performance” IoT, Web and mobile applications that can predictably scale across global Azure data centers with ease and at remarkable speed.
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