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Building a modern database quickly and easily with DataStax

The company was recognised with the Cloud Services trophy at the SBR International Business Awards. 

Every business around the globe is looking to real-time applications to engage customers, run their business and deliver new digital services. Examples include ordering a coffee from a favourite mobile application. Behind the scenes, the application is looking at data at rest in the database to recall who you are and what your favourite coffee drinks are, looking at data in motion via event streaming technology to ensure the ingredients for your coffee order are in stock. All of this is happening instantaneously and in real time.   

DataStax’s open-source NoSQL multi-cloud database, Astra DB has won the Cloud Services Award at the 2022 Singapore Business Review (SBR) International Business Awards. The awards programme recognises major breakthroughs, innovations, and key players in the Singapore market.  

DataStax sets itself apart from the competition with a multi-cloud database-as-a-service (DaaS) that helps businesses build and deploy new digital services and real-time applications that engage customers and drive new revenue models. With its serverless architecture, it dramatically lowers operating costs and eliminates time-consuming maintenance. 

Astra DB is a serverless, multi-cloud DBaaS that is built on the Apache Cassandra™, the world’s most scalable database and with a pay-as-you-grow pricing model, it dramatically lowers the cost of building, managing, and scaling modern, real-time applications. Users can sign up with a credit card and freely deploy on AWS, GCP, or Azure with zero lock-ins. Companies can scale up and down on-demand to match application requirements and traffic, and with data APIs that work natively with Document (JSON), REST, GraphQL, and gRPC APIs, developers can quickly build innovative applications and digital services that fuel business growth and customer experiences. 

Databases can be created within minutes with minimal complexity and zero maintenance, with an approachable entry point for developing today’s data-intensive applications like mobile coffee apps that engage millions of users around the world daily, IoT devices on crops that reduce water waste, personalised show recommendations on streaming applications when users log in and in-the-moment product recommendations on e-commerce sites. 

With today’s shortage of developers, companies are exploring fast, always-on databases with multi-region capabilities that put data right where users are but without the operational overhead. Astra DB won the cloud services award because of its massive scale, high availability, and strong performance with zero downtime. With DataStax modern APIs, Cassandra has become easy to deploy, making developers immediately productive. 

Nearly 500 of the world’s most demanding enterprises and half of the Fortune 100 rely on DataStax to transform their businesses with data and to power modern data apps. Astra DB is currently in use across a variety of use cases ranging from e-commerce, transportation and logistics, global cloud security technology delivery, and the Internet of Things (IoT) to name a few, with notable users of Astra DB including Barracuda Networks, ESL Gaming, WellAware, Ankeri, and Alpha Ori. 

Astra DB has been heralded as a huge cost saver as evidenced by  GigaOM, reporting TCO savings of 75% over three years. As the industry’s first open-source NoSQL, multi-cloud DaaS, Astra DB and DataStax received an Honourable Mention in Gartner Magic Quadrant for cloud Database Management System in 2020. This year, they are recognised in the SBR International Business Awards with the Cloud Services Award, adding another achievement to the company.

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