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DataStax Is Vendor of Merit in Operational Data Platforms Value Index

Posted by Ventana Research on Feb 28, 2023 5:00:00 AM

We are happy to share some insights about DataStax drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

We recently published three Ventana Research 2023 Data Platforms Value Indexes, which evaluate technology vendors and products that provide individual and combined analytic VR_VI_Data_Platforms_Logo (1)-1and operational data platform support. At Ventana Research, we continue to believe that, for most use cases, there is a clear choice between analytic and operational data platforms to best meet your organization’s needs. We developed three technology assessment and buyers’ guides to focus on overall data platform requirements as well as specific analytic data platform and operational data platform use cases.

In all of our Value Indexes, we utilize a structured research methodology built on evaluation categories designed to reflect real-world criteria and derived from RFP responses and a vendor selection process for analytics and business intelligence. For each of the Value Indexes, we evaluated DataStax and other vendors in seven categories: five relevant to the product — Adaptability, Capability, Manageability, Reliability and Usability — and two related to the vendor — TCO/ROI and Validation. To arrive at the Value Index rating for a given vendor, we weighted each category to reflect its relative importance in an RFP process, with the weightings based on our experience and on data derived from our market research, including our Benchmark Research on Analytics and Data.

DataStax was founded in 2010 to build a business around Apache Cassandra, a distributed, non-relational database developed by Facebook in 2008 and made available as an open-source project the following year. DataStax offers a commercial support subscription for Apache Cassandra, known as Luna for Apache Cassandra. The company also launched its own DataStax Enterprise commercial distribution with added security and other enterprise features and, in 2020, launched the Astra DB managed database-as-a-service (DBaaS) offering.

DataStax was categorized as a Vendor of Merit in the Operational Data Platforms Value Index, ranking 16th overall in this Value Index evaluation. It ranked 17th in Product Experience, where Ventana_Research_VI_Operational_Data_Platforms_DataStaxit ranked best in the Reliability category. It ranked 11th in Customer Experience and ranked best in Validation. Its overall performance was impacted by its lower rankings in Usability, Manageability and Adaptability, which represent 40% of the weighting in the overall Value Index.

DataStax could perform better by examining its placement as 18th in Capability with improvements in database administrator and data architect functionality.

This assessment was based on DataStax’s data platform products generally available as of September 30, 2022.

Organizations should evaluate their data platform requirements for operational and analytic workloads to ensure the existing products and vendors are meeting their needs. If their current data platforms are not satisfying those requirements, they should consider whether DataStax can help meet their needs.

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Topics: Cloud Computing, Data, Digital Technology, Analytics & Data, analytic data platforms, Operational Data Platforms

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