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DataStax Announces the 2019 Stax Awards and Partner of the Year Winners

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the company behind the leading database built on Apache Cassandra™,
today announced the winners of the Stax Awards, which recognize the
innovative and results-producing projects built on DataStax. The awards
were announced over two days at DataStax’s annual user conference, DataStax

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The 2019 Stax Awards winners are:

  • Sony PlayStation won The Best Use of DataStax in a
    Hybrid/Multi-Cloud Environment Award
    , which recognizes companies
    that have deployed DataStax
    (DSE) across multiple cloud providers or in a hybrid
    cloud environment. Sony PlayStation utilizes DataStax to support
    hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. To successfully run the PS4, Sony
    needed a flexible hosting and agnostic solution. Today, Sony runs
    several hundred nodes of DSE, that handle over 300,000 reads/writes
    per second and tens of terabytes of data, across AWS and its own
    private data centers. Sony has also automated key aspects of
    operations—build out, scale out, and cluster is self-healing upon node
    failure. DSE ensures PS4 players enjoy a socially connected experience
    without any impact from performance or downtime issues. The Stax
    Awards judges commented: “This is a great story around scale. This
    solution utilizes on-prem, one cloud vendor, and another one in
    planning, so it’s a true hybrid story.”
  • FamilySearch won The Modern Applications Powered by DataStax
    , which showcases companies building transformative
    applications on DataStax. Using DataStax, FamilySearch has been able
    to achieve zero database downtime and serve 125 million transactions
    per hour during peak usage. Now, FamilySearch can focus on building
    and improving its applications to further its mission to connect
    families across generations. The Stax Awards judges commented: “This
    is a very impressive use case, especially in contrast to the legacy
    solution. Great detail and insights into what makes this DSE-based
    solution great.”
  • Dell Technologies won The Promising Innovation Award,
    which recognizes customers planning innovative projects that
    fundamentally transform the way their companies leverage data in a
    mission-critical way. Dell Technologies is in the midst of a digital
    transformation, moving from on-prem to cloud and leveraging DataStax
    to evolve the online buyer experience to drive better performance and
    improve business results. The Stax Award judges commented: “This is an
    entry with a real-world application that fits the innovation category.”

The 2019 winners were selected by an esteemed panel of third-party
judges, including:

  • Adrian Bridgwater, Reporter at Computer Weekly
  • James E. Curtis, Senior Analyst at 451 Research
  • Sean Durity, Staff Systems Engineer (Cassandra) at The Home Depot
  • Ed Targett, Editor at Computer Business Review
  • Sven Delmas, Senior VP of DSE Engineering at DataStax

“DataStax is chosen by technologists who need a distributed database
that can provide reliable performance at scale. We are thrilled to be
the foundation that these innovators rely on as they transform their
business,” said DataStax Chief Marketing Officer Cate Lochead. “The Stax
Awards winners exemplify what’s possible when you give the right tools
and technology to people driven to create change and become their
industry’s leaders and disruptors in the process.”

The 2019 DataStax Partner Award winners are:

  • Deloitte won Solution Partner of the Year, which
    recognizes their commitment to transform their clients’ business
    models through innovative solutions. Using their MissionGraph™
    platform and Opioid360™ solution built on DataStax Enterprise and
    DataStax Enterprise Graph, Deloitte has enabled solutions across
    federal and state levels. It is also now expanding internationally to
    empower government intelligence and enforcement agencies and
    businesses that are aggressively adopting a whole new wave of analytic
    techniques and machine learning tools.
  • Publicis Sapient won Emerging Partner of the Year, which
    recognizes their outstanding design and engineering in their Rapid
    Commerce solution to re-platform customers’ ecommerce sites to a
    microservices architecture with DataStax Enterprise as the hybrid
    cloud database.
  • VMware won Technology Partner of the Year, which
    recognizes outstanding achievements and the innovators behind them.
    VMware’s Technology Partnership and Product teams and DataStax jointly
    launched Host Affinity, a breakthrough in vSAN technology that
    simplifies storage management for distributed systems. Together, the
    companies will continue to drive business innovation through
    next-generation VMware and DataStax technologies, empowering customers
    to thrive throughout their hybrid cloud journey.

The Partner Award winners were nominated based on the category and
evaluated based on a number of considerations, including joint customers
and strategic impact to both businesses. To learn more about DataStax
partners, please visit:

To learn more about the Stax Awards, please read the following blog: The
Stax Awards: Highlighting the Amazing Ways Companies Use DataStax


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About DataStax

DataStax delivers the only active everywhere hybrid cloud database built
on Apache Cassandra™: DataStax Enterprise. The foundation for
contextual, always-on, real-time, distributed applications at scale,
DataStax Enterprise makes it easy for enterprises to seamlessly build
and deploy modern applications in hybrid cloud. DataStax also offers
DataStax Managed Services, a fully managed, white-glove service with
guaranteed uptime, end-to-end security, and 24x7x365 lights-out
management provided by experts at handling enterprise applications at
cloud scale, and DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra, a
production-certified, 100% open source compatible distribution of
Cassandra with expert support. DataStax helps more than 400 of the
world’s leading brands like Capital One, Cisco, Comcast, Delta Airlines,
eBay, Macy’s, McDonald’s, Safeway, Sony, and Walmart build modern
applications that can work across any cloud. For more information, visit
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