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DataStax to Discuss Next-Gen App Development in Hybrid Cloud at VMworld 2019

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DataStax, the company behind the leading database built on Apache Cassandra™, today announced that co-founder and CTO Jonathan Ellis will participate in the keynote on hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) at the VMworld 2019 conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Additionally, DataStax Senior Director of Partnerships Kathryn Erickson will present on architecting next-generation applications with Cassandra.

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Earlier this month, DataStax announced a production partnership with VMware in support of their VMware vSAN to include hybrid and multi-cloud configurations. A demo of DataStax Enterprise and VMware vSAN will be available at the HCI Zone at the conference.


Showcase Keynote: HCI – The Foundation for Your Future-Proof Infrastructure

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) has become the must-have infrastructure that spans the datacenter, edge locations, and the public cloud. It unleashes business agility by simplifying IT and providing consistent operations across clouds. As the foundational platform for traditional applications, cloud-native applications, and hybrid cloud, HCI eliminates IT silos and future-proofs your infrastructure. In this session, you will hear from thought leaders and customers who are at the forefront of HCI, pushing the envelope on vSAN and VMware Cloud Foundation. Up-level your HCI knowledge, get a sneak peek at what’s coming, and see demos of the latest capabilities. Attend this session so you can lead one of the most transformative IT trends for your organization.



John Gilmartin, SVP & GM HCIBU, VMware


Duncan Epping, Chief Technologist, HCIBU, VMware


Jonathan Ellis, CTO and co-founder, DataStax



August 27, 2019 at 11:30-12:30 PT



The Moscone Center


Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2020


Architecting Next-Generation Applications: Cassandra on vSAN in a Hybrid Cloud

In this session, we will discuss how to architect next-gen distributed applications, such as DataStax Enterprise and Apache Cassandra, on VMware vSAN in a hybrid cloud environment. We will demonstrate the joint solutions of running DataStax Enterprise and Cassandra on vSAN with the key benefits of management, availability, better security, and consistent operations across on-premises and cloud environments (such as VMware Cloud).



Caixue Lin, Senior Manager, VMware


Kathryn Erickson, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, DataStax



August 27, 2019 at 2:00-3:00 PT



The Moscone Center


Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2005

If you are a VMware 2019 conference attendee, please visit the DataStax demo at the HCI Zone.

To learn more about how DataStax is helping enterprises with hybrid cloud and DataStax Constellation, a cloud-native data platform, please visit:

About VMworld

VMworld 2019, the industry’s premier digital infrastructure event that will take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco August 25 – 29. Welcoming more than 21,000 attendees, VMworld offers incredible opportunities for education, training, and insights into current and future trends related to digital infrastructure technology and transformation. Beyond that, the 700+ sessions offered will address VMware’s vision and roadmap for solutions related to private and public clouds, modern apps, networking and security, digital workspace, and emerging trends.

About DataStax

DataStax delivers the only active everywhere hybrid cloud database built on Apache Cassandra™: DataStax Enterprise and DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra, a production-certified, 100% open source compatible distribution of Cassandra with expert support. The foundation for contextual, always-on, real-time, distributed applications at scale, DataStax 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. 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 use DataStax to build modern applications that can work across any cloud.

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