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DataStax Releases Independent Benchmark Results Showing That Apache Cassandra Outperforms NoSQL Competitors by a Wide Margin

Cassandra Dominates Its NoSQL Competitors in All Read and Write Throughput Tests While Also Consistently Delivering the Lowest Latency in Each Workload

SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/25/13 -- DataStax, the company that powers the big data apps that transform business, today announced the latest independent benchmark test confirming what previous tests had shown -- Cassandra outperforms its NoSQL competitors by a wide margin. The tests demonstrate that Cassandra provides an exceptional level of performance and scalability when handling large workloads in real-time environments.

After engineers at the University of Toronto conducted a 2012 benchmark finding Apache Cassandra the "clear winner throughout our experiments,"(1) End Point Corporation, a database and open source consulting company, benchmarked three of the most popular NoSQL databases -- Apache Cassandra, Apache HBase, and MongoDB. In operations-per-second/throughput, Cassandra outperformed both HBase and MongoDB across all node configurations (1 to 32 nodes), with latency metrics for Cassandra proving to be the lowest across all workloads.

"Cassandra is the most widely deployed scalable database, with more than 1,000 production deployments today and significant adoption in mission-critical use cases," said Jonathan Ellis, project chair of Apache Cassandra and DataStax co-founder. "These latest benchmarks demonstrate why the market is rapidly choosing Cassandra for big data."

To read Ellis' in-depth evaluation of the most popular distributed databases, and explanation for why Cassandra outperforms them all, click here.

About DataStax
DataStax powers the big data apps that transform business for more than 200 customers, including startups and 20 of the Fortune 100. DataStax delivers a massively scalable, flexible and continuously available big data platform built on Apache Cassandra™. DataStax integrates enterprise-ready Cassandra, Apache Hadoop™ for analytics and Apache Solr™ for search across multi-datacenters and in the cloud.

Companies such as Adobe, Healthcare Anytime, eBay and Netflix rely on DataStax to transform their businesses. Based in San Mateo, Calif., DataStax is backed by industry-leading investors: Lightspeed Venture Partners, Crosslink Capital and Meritech Capital Partners. For more information, visit DataStax or follow us @DataStax.

(1) Solving Big Data Challenges for Enterprise Application Performance Management, Tilman Rable, et al., August 2012

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