March 23, 2021 By Michael Connor 3 min read

The past decade has brought the Internet of Things (IoT) and a data revolution to the enterprise as products and tools became digitized for greater consumer value and business agility. Within this trend, businesses have come to realize that an estimated 60% to 73% of their corporate data goes unused for analytics. The potential to significantly increase cross-functional and market intelligence has caused a growing number of organizations to embark upon transformational data initiatives. The businesses that execute properly will have the agility to lead their markets through higher volumes of intelligence-driven decisions, and faster rates of innovation through heightened sensitivity to market signals.

The issue is that a myriad of databases need to be employed to deal with specialized application requirements and a vast array of data types. Furthermore, significant effort is required to execute the complex implementations needed to help monitor and govern data, the surrounding tools, and the supporting resources of the organization — while also maintaining essential security measures. The complexity of these processes creates silos of data across the organization, depriving the different business units of the necessary data context to make decisions that are good for their teams and the company. In addition, usage of these data environments often starts with open source and leads to a scramble for enterprise capabilities and production-scale support. To help you tackle these issues, IBM is happy to announce that it is extending the IBM data management solution set—including MongoDB, EDB Postgres, and Db2® products — with an enhanced partnership with DataStax.

IBM is expanding from its current DataStax Cloud offering to include a hybrid solution set addressing both private and public cloud environments in support of applications requiring Cassandra-based technology.


DataStax is known for being a powerful scale-out NoSQL database built upon open source Apache Cassandra™. DataStax has positioned itself amongst the leadership within the NoSQL marketplace by enhancing the Cassandra experience with built-out support; management tools; enterprise-grade security; reduced costs; and fault tolerant, 100% uptime global availability without vendor lock-in. Being cloud-native and able to run within on-premises and multicloud environments, its scale-out data infrastructure can handle almost any workload on cloud for the data enterprise.

Used by the largest internet apps and Fortune 100 companies for multiple use cases across industries, DataStax has been consistently chosen for its scalability and high availability that doesn’t compromise performance. These attributes make it especially efficient in powering high-velocity real-time and large-scale modern applications. Through the usage of Kubernetes and APIs, DataStax supports NoSQL workloads from search to analytics to high-scale write-based workloads while boosting user productivity through its simplification of enterprise-wide data integration into Cassandra.

The IBM/DataStax relationship: Better together

Above all else, the IBM and DataStax partnership promises to be a value add and win for the customer. IBM enhances the DataStax experience through added service centralization, facilitated integrations, support and consultancy services, and specialized warranty programs.

Because DataStax is centralized with other IBM open source database vendor offerings, you can more easily integrate DataStax with other IBM database and cloud offerings, enhancing your ability to easily analyze diverse sets of data while maintaining comprehensive governance over your enterprise’s data resources. In addition, IBM’s client consultancy services can aid you on your journey towards fully integrating your data enterprise. These services provide expertise, end-to-end database and data migration support, workshops, and one-on-one sessions to help educate your workforce and quicken your time from integration through to deployment.

With this single vendor relationship, not only is the contracting process with DataStax simplified, technical integrations gain increased focus, and support escalation and ticketing solutions are common, enabling your organization to spend more time innovating and less time troubleshooting after deployment. Access to IBM’s experts, community and blogs will help facilitate your requirements journeys from open source to the enterprise, and help you stay ahead of the curve with new technologies that will impact your future business.

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