DataStax is a data management company built on the open source NoSQL database Apache Cassandra.

DataStax helps companies compete in a rapidly changing world where expectations are high and new innovations happen daily. It empowers you to build data-driven applications that set the standard for performance, availability, and scale.

DataStax was founded in 2010 by Jonathan Ellis and Matt Pfeil. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with offices worldwide.

DataStax is an experienced partner in on-premises, hybrid, and multi-cloud deployments and offers a suite of distributed data management products and cloud services.

DataStax brings you the ultimate hybrid cloud deployment flexibility, enabling you to build killer apps by making Apache Cassandra easy and enterprise-ready. DataStax delivers a database that looks like an RDBMS with a SQL-styled language but without the architectural limitations of legacy database technology.


DataStax' modern applications can be deployed across any cloud. The company has over 400 customers in over 50 countries, including the world’s leading enterprises such as Capital One, Cisco, Comcast, Delta Airlines, eBay, Macy’s, McDonald’s, Safeway, Sony, and Walmart.


DataStax is backed by prominent investors including Lightspeed Venture Partners, Crosslink Capital, Meritech Capital Partners, Scale Venture Partners, DFJ and others. The company raised a total of $190M in funding to date. The company secured $106M Series E from its most recent funding on Sep 04, 2014.


DataStax received InfoWorld Technology of the Year Award in 2019. The company was also awarded the Fourth Annual DatanamiReaders' and Editors' Choice Awards in 2019.



  • Year founded: 2010
  • Funding Info: $190M over 5 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series E)
  • Yearly Revenue: $500M-$1B (2019)
  • Employee Size: 501-1000
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $724M as of Jul 04, 2014
  • City/Town: Santa Clara
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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