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DataStax raises $45m for database platform

DataStax have announced that they are looking to expand and develop new products after raising $45m in funding for its database platform.

The open-source software company will use the funding to invest in its Apache Cassandra database, known for its high performance and scalability.

The funding comes as companies move from more traditional databases, built for single servers, to NoSQL environments, which can store larger amounts of data across multiple machines.

Billy Bosworth, CEO at DataStax, said: "Today’s funding exceeds all the capital we’ve received to date, and we will use this investment to accelerate our international expansion, channel growth, sales and marketing and product development while increasing our support for the open-source Cassandra community."

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DataStax has also released a new version of its enterprise-grade and community database software, which promises faster searches as well as improved scalability and usability.

Features include Solr 4.3 integration as well as a new Cassandra Query Language binary protocol including Net and Java drivers.

DataStax, whose customers include eBay, Netflix, Adobe and 20 companies from Fortune 100, integrates Cassandra, Apache Hadoop and Apache Solr for search across multi-datacenters and in the cloud.


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