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DataStax expands in APAC with new office and GM

By Catherine Knowles
Thu 10 Jun 2021

DataStax has expanded its footprint in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) market with the opening of a new office in Singapore and the appointment of a general manager for the APAC region.

Establishing regional headquarters in Singapore marks a major global expansion for DataStax and follows new funding from Goldman Sachs.

The expansion reinforces DataStax's commitment to APAC and enables the company to meet the growing global demand for its marquee offering: Astra, an open data stack for modern data apps built on Apache Cassandra, the company states.

DataStax’s entry in APAC is strategically planned for the market opportunity, according to a statement.

A ResearchandMarkets.com report titled 'Global Cloud Database and DBaaS Market (2020 to 2025)' highlights that Asia-Pacific is expected to have the highest growth rate over the forecast period.

Since January, the regional headquarters in Singapore has doubled in size. Its strategic location will allow easy access to key markets, DataStax states.

To support this expansion, Deb Dutta, an industry veteran with more 25 years of experience driving strategy, growth, marketing, operations and organisation buildout has joined DataStax as general manager of the APAC region.

Dutta has previously held leadership positions with global enterprise technology leaders including McAfee, Brocade and Juniper Networks.

He 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.

Morton is a veteran of Apache Cassandra, starting his contributions in 2010. He is a committer to the core code base and a member of the Project Management Committee (PMC) for Cassandra.

According to DataStax, Cassandra continues to experience rapid adoption. It is considered easy to operate, developer ready, cloud-delivered and presents a dramatic reduction in TCO, the company states.

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

"I am thrilled to join DataStax to help connect developers and enterprises in APAC to the power of Apache Cassandra by engaging, enabling and empowering them."

DataStax chairman and CEO Chet Kapoor says, “We see an impressive opportunity for growth in APAC. We are excited to expand our presence in APAC to help the growing number of enterprises adopting an open data stack to accelerate their digital transformation.”

DataStax has offices around the world and APAC-specific locations in Australia, Japan, and Singapore.

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