Pythian Introduces Consulting and Managed Services for Apache Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise

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Addition of support for Apache Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise extends Pythian’s leadership in extreme-scale database deployments and big data services

True Cassandra expertise is very difficult to find in today’s market, and with expert help from providers like Pythian, Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise users can deploy quickly and know that their database will continue to operate optimally 24/7.

Pythian, ( a global IT services company specializing in helping companies leverage disruptive technologies to optimize revenue-generating systems, today announced the general availability of its consulting and follow-the-sun managed services support for both Apache™ Cassandra™ and DataStax®, the company that delivers Apache Cassandra to the enterprise. Cassandra is an open-source, distributed database management system designed to handle large amounts of data across many commodity servers, providing high availability with no single point of failure.

Pythian leverages an extensive suite of managed services, tools, and database experience to get organizations up and running in their Cassandra and DataStax environments quickly, securely, and reliably and ensures their database is continuously available and performing well. Pythian provides companies with embedded expertise that works as an extension of their existing team(s) to create and execute Cassandra infrastructure projects—from evaluating business cases and creating proofs of concept (POCs), to designing architecture and selecting technology to deploying the solution and delivering ongoing operations support.

Pythian services for Cassandra and DataStax include:

  •     architecture, implementation, migration and optimization according to best practices and specific client needs.
  •     operational excellence with 24x7x365 monitoring, alerting, response, and resolution support.
  •     integration with other big data solutions, such as Apache Hadoop®, Apache Spark™, and Apache Kafka.

Pythian is one of the first companies to provide support for Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise on a range of private, public, or hybrid cloud platforms including Amazon® Web Services (AWS) where Pythian is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, Microsoft® Azure™ where Pythian is a Silver Cloud Competency Partner, and Google® where Pythian is a Google Cloud Platform partner.

Pythian’s experience in Cassandra encompasses both Apache Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise. Pythian, a DataStax Gold Partner, includes a number of DataStax certified consultants among its available experts.

“We have seen the benefits of working with talented IT experts like Pythian,” said Matt Rollender, VP, Cloud Strategy, DataStax. “True Cassandra expertise is very difficult to find in today’s market, and with expert help from providers like Pythian, Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise users can not only deploy quickly, they can also benefit from knowing that their database will continue to operate at an optimal level on an ongoing basis—24/7.”

DataStax and Cassandra join a long list of database technologies supported by Pythian–including MongoDB®, Couchbase®, Hadoop, MySQL®, Microsoft® SQL Server®, Oracle®, IBM® Netezza, and HP® Vertica®. Pythian’s Cassandra consulting and managed services are now available. To learn more visit Pythian’s website.

About Pythian
Founded in 1997, Pythian ( is a global IT services company that helps companies compete by adopting disruptive technologies such as cloud, big data, advanced analytics, and DevOps to advance innovation and increase agility. Specializing in designing, implementing, and managing systems that directly contribute to revenue growth and business success, Pythian’s highly skilled technical teams work as an integrated extension of our clients’ organizations to deliver continuous transformation and uninterrupted operational excellence.

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