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Product News : DataStax Announces New Versions of Database Software
on 2013/7/23 6:32:08 (658 reads)
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DataStax has announced new versions of its enterprise-grade and community-edition database software, powered by Apache Cassandra™. The new software versions offer developers more powerful tools and easier deployment capabilities as they transition from relational database technologies such as Oracle to NoSQL solutions such as DataStax.

"We are excited to announce Apache Cassandra 2.0 for Cassandra's fifth birthday," said Jonathan Ellis, chair, Apache Cassandra Project Management Committee and chief technology officer, DataStax. "Version 2.0 continues our focus on the developer experience. Features like lightweight transactions and cursors make the Cassandra Query Language even more powerful and easy to use, while we continue to make performance improvements under the hood."

DataStax Enterprise 3.1


DataStax sells an enterprise-grade database that seamlessly and securely integrates real-time data with Apache Cassandra, batch analytics with Apache Hadoop™, enterprise search with Apache Solr™ and visual monitoring and management with OpsCenter. The latest version, DataStax Enterprise (DSE) 3.1, increases developer ease-of-use to shorten the product development lifecycle, and provides greater scalability and simpler manageability with the following features:
* Increased scalability: new version enables users to manage up to 10 times as much Cassandra data per node for many use cases with the same high levels of performance, handling more data with fewer servers
* Faster search: Apache Solr 4.3 integration with more than 60 new features enables faster search performance, new memory caches and monitoring functionality, and greater reliability
* Easier transition: latest version of Cassandra Query Language (CQL3) flattens the learning curve for developers migrating from relational databases. Developers can make use of 3.1's CQL binary protocol and new DataStax Java and .NET drivers to shorten product development cycles
* Simpler manageability: virtual nodes (vnodes) and parallel operations enable users to increase capacity and perform maintenance operations much faster than before
* Deeper visibility: tracing features let users dive into the response times of queries and other database operations

DataStax Community Edition (DSC 2.0)


DataStax also announced its community-edition software based on Apache Cassandra 2.0, the newest version of the massively scalable open-source NoSQL database which is targeted for release next month. DSC 2.0 includes a range of new features, including:
* Compare and Set (CAS): a lightweight transaction mechanism that helps ensure users do not overwrite each other's work
* Triggers: delivers the ability to have event-driven operations for applications at the database level
* Improved compaction: delivers efficiency gains for larger data on disk
* Eager retries: gives increased reliability when replicating data
* CQL cursors: allows developers to easily navigate and scroll through datasets 

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