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DataStax OpsCenter for Apache Cassandra
DataStax (ex-Riptano) announced yesterday their tool for managing including sophisticated visualizations of the cluster, comprehensive management and configuration, monitoring and operating enterprise Cassandra applications named OpsCenter.
DataStax OpsCenter for Apache Cassandra will require a subscription, but a developer version, not to be used in production, will be made available too.
Call me an idealist, but I would have suggested a different than Gold/Silver/Bronze or Mission-Critical/Premier model:
- 1-5 nodes: free (nb: good kharma)
- 6-low tens of nodes: moderately priced package
- premier: everything else
EMC Greenplum Community Edition
After acquiring Greenplum, EMC is making available a community edition:
[…] the new EMC Greenplum Community Edition removes the cost barrier to entry for big data power tools empowering large numbers of developers, data scientists, and other data professionals. This free set of tools enables the community to not only better understand their data, gain deeper insights and better visualize insights, but to also contribute and participate in the development of next-generation tools and solutions. With the Community Edition stack, developers can build complex applications to collect, analyze and operationalize big data leveraging best of breed big data tools including the Greenplum Database with its in-database analytic processing capabilities.
I couldn’t find the details of the community edition license, but instead I’ve found this:
The software is only intended for research, development and experiments, with license purchases required for commercial uses.
About the (marketing) rationale behind this release you can read more on Chuck Hollis’, Global Marketing CTO, blog
Canonical, the company sponsoring Ubuntu, has announced a new round of partnership which also lists Riptano, the company offering Cassandra technical support, professional services, and training. The PR announcement can be found ☞ here.
While there aren’t any details on this partnership, I assume it works something like this: if you need professional services for running Cassandra on Ubuntu, then Canonical will direct you to Riptano. Which kind of makes sense considering Riptano is at this time the only company offering services for Cassandra.
Riptano, the company behind Cassandra, has just announced a successful round A series funding of $2.7 million.
Cassandra is the clear market leader, with a strong customer base, rapidly growing developer community and best-in-class technology. Riptano is poised to become the next great database company.
While many of the NoSQL databases are open source (or at least are offering some sort of open source license), it looks like many companies backing these projects are successfully getting funded. One or two cases may not represent a trend, but the list is long enough to say that BigData and NoSQL databases have definitely captured VC’s attention.
- John Vrionis: Lightspeed Venture Partners, Riptano board member (↩)
When talking if a common query language for NoSQL databases would make sense, I’ve mentioned an interesting initiative from Quest Software, ☞ Toad for Cloud, that, through an indirection layer, would provide a SQL interface to NoSQL databases. There are still lots of open technical questions about such a tool, but I hope to clarify them shortly.
Today, Quest is releasing a new version of Toad for Cloud which features support for Cassandra, adding it to a list of already supported NoSQL databases like HBase, Amazon SimpleDB, and Microsoft Azure Table Service.
But that’s not all, as Quest Software and Riptano are also announcing a technology alliance with the goal of promoting Cassandra inside the enterprise market. Together they will conduct researches to determine the needs for specialized Cassandra tools (e.g. monitoring, diagnosis, ETL, et.c) that would make Cassandra appealing to this market.
I’ve been briefed about this announcement, but in case you need an official/PR announcement you can find one ☞ here
According to the latest news from ☞ nosql:eu — in case you didn’t make it you can still follow the nosql:eu live twitter feed — Jonathan Ellis (@spyced), project chair for Cassandra, ex-Rackspace, has started a company named ☞ Riptano to focus on Cassandra. While I don’t have yet details of Riptano’s plans (services, development, Cassandra-as-a-Service, etc), I’m wishing Jonathan and Matt good luck!
Update: According to Matt Pfeil, Riptano will initially focus on 3 products: technical support, professional services, and training.
CNET has published recently ☞ an interview with Matt.