SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - May 31, 2016) - DataStax, the leading provider of database software for cloud applications, today announced it has won the 2016 Microsoft Alliance Global Commercial ISV Partner Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

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"DataStax is deeply honored to receive the 2016 Microsoft Global Commercial ISV Partner award and we look forward to continuing our collaboration with the entire Microsoft team -- including sales, marketing, engineering -- to enable enterprises to quickly power the exploding number of cloud applications that require real-time value at epic scale," said Billy Bosworth, CEO, DataStax. "This honor validates the depth of the strategic partnership between the two organizations and we are excited about better serving our joint customers, including IHS and Microsoft Office 365, that have deployed DataStax Enterprise on Azure for their distributed, cloud-based applications."

Awards were presented in several categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2,500 entrants from 119 countries worldwide. DataStax was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services as the Microsoft Alliance Global Commercial ISV Partner.

DataStax demonstrated exceptional customer focus, technical thought leadership and the ability to execute with Microsoft teams globally for joint sales and marketing success. DataStax and Microsoft are committed to delivering tightly integrated, database solutions architected for cloud applications via the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. The combined solution provides our joint customers the unique capability to build cloud applications whose infrastructure spans private and public cloud environments, a stark contrast to the non-hybrid offerings available from Amazon Web Services. Together, we are serving global customers with a differentiated solution that scales seamlessly to customer demands. To learn more about the partnership and solution, visit

"We are honored to recognize DataStax as this year's winner of the 2016 Microsoft Alliance Global Commercial ISV Partner award," said Gavriella Schuster, general manager, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. "DataStax is a prime example of the excellent talent we see in our Microsoft partner community to deliver innovative and transformative solutions to our mutual customers."

About DataStax
DataStax, the leading provider of database software for cloud applications, accelerates the ability of enterprises, government agencies, and systems integrators to power the exploding number of cloud applications that require data distribution across datacenters and clouds, by using our secure, operationally simple platform built on Apache Cassandra™.

With more than 500 customers in over 50 countries, DataStax is the database technology of choice for the world's most innovative companies, such as Netflix, Safeway, ING, Adobe, Intuit, Target and eBay. Based in Santa Clara, Calif., DataStax is backed by industry-leading investors including Comcast Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Meritech Capital, Premji Invest and Scale Venture Partners. For more information, visit or follow us @DataStax.

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