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Google Cloud Chooses DataStax for 'Database-as-a-Service' Offering

DataStax recently announced that it had been chosen by Google Cloud as one of its Database-as-a-Service offerings, which is part of Google Cloud's "OSS Managed Partner Services Initiative."

Built on Apache Cassandra, the DataStax hybrid cloud database is used by enterprises for on-premises support of "always-on, Web-scale applications." Being part of the Google Cloud OSS Managed Partner Services Initiative will mark the first time DataStax will deliver an "as a service offering," according to the announcement.

"We have a long record of delivering always-on and highly scalable data infrastructures to our enterprise customers and are happy to have our first 'Database as a Service' [DBaaS] offering in Google Cloud Platform," said Billy Bosworth, CEO of DataStax, in a prepared statement. "Recently, enterprise customers have said they want those database attributes available to them in a variety of on-premises and cloud options -- or, in other words, for their hybrid cloud and multi-cloud realities. At the same time, those customers have explicitly stated they want maximum flexibility in how and when to move data to the cloud and between or among public and private clouds of their own choosing. Our agreement with Google Cloud to offer DataStax Enterprise in a DBaaS offering represents a first step in making this a simple yet powerful reality. We're excited to work with Google to make hybrid cloud a compelling market advantage for our mutual enterprise customers."

Google Cloud will make DataStax available to select customers as a DBaaS offering in beta form by the end of Q3 2019. GA is expected by Q4 2019, with pricing available upon request.

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Wendy Hernandez is group managing editor for the 1105 Enterprise Computing Group.

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