Database firm DataStax has struck a partnership with enterprise software maker Oracle and this will see the former’s DataStax Enterprise or DSE offered on Oracle’s Data Hub. This is a boost for DataStax which currently has about 400 customers.
“… as cloud applications emerge with demanding real-time operational data requirements at scale, DSE is the ideal solution to help those enterprises meet the specific data platform requirements of the right-now economy,” said Billy Bosworth, the chief executive officer of DataStax.
Apache Cassandra system distribution
With the DSE being an Apache Cassandra system distribution it is capable of handling huge data amounts across many server systems without having any point of failure. It also offers more functionality and this includes a multi-platform security model, search capability and robust graph and analytics. Users of the DSE are also able to build their own hosted services networks which offer the operational resilience and latency they require.
The partnership between DataStax and Oracle comes amidst a push by the latter to back bipartisan legislation which aims at making foreign investment rules tougher as concerns grow over attempts by the Chinese to acquire U.S. high-tech firms. Introduced a few weeks ago, the bills would give more powers to CFIUS – Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and thereby permitting it to undertake a review of smaller investments as well as add extra national security factors include exposure of the social security numbers belonging to Americans.
Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States
As an inter-agency panel, CFIUS undertakes reviews of proposed transactions with a bias towards concerns of national security. The committee can make various recommendations including the stopping of a sale. However only the president of the United States can issue orders stopping or suspending a deal.
Kenneth Glueck, a senior vice president at Oracle addressed a letter to three senators responsible for introducing the legislation and welcomed the bills. The legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Robert Pittenger, a Republican. His co-sponsors were bi-partisan.
This coincided with a move by shareholders of Oracle to reject a compensation plan for the company’s executives for the sixth year in a row after awarding the top three executives each with pay packages which were worth over $100 million in fiscal year 2018. The top three executives are Larry Ellison, the company’s chief technology officer and founder; Safra Catz, the co-chief executive officer and Mark Hurd, the other co-chief executive officer.