DataStax opens Singapore HQ to rev up APAC spread

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DataStax has opened an Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore, which marks a major global expansion and following an infusion of fresh funds from Goldman Sachs. 

The expansion enables DataStax to meet the growing global demand for its marquee offering — Astra, an open data stack for modern data apps built on Apache Cassandra.

“We see an impressive opportunity for growth in APAC,” said Chet Kapoor, chairman and CEO at DataStax, noting the growing number of enterprises adopting an open data stack to accelerate their digital transformation.

To support this expansion, Deb Dutta — an industry veteran with over 25 years of experience — has joined DataStax as general manager of the APAC region. He has held leadership positions with global enterprise technology leaders including McAfee, Brocade and Juniper Networks. 

Dutta will be responsible for building the team, expanding enterprise engagements, strategic partnerships and accelerating DataStax’s growth across APAC.

New Zealand-based Aaron Morton, will support this expansion as a technical expert in APAC. He is a veteran of Apache Cassandra, starting his contributions in 2010. Morton is a committer to the core code base and a member of the project management committee for Cassandra.

“DataStax continues to see rapid adoption of Cassandra in a form factor which is easy to operate, developer ready, cloud delivered and presents a dramatic reduction in TCO,” said Dutta.

“We recently launched Astra, which is the first serverless deployment based on Apache Cassandra that works on all three major public clouds,” Dutta added.