DataStax has established its regional headquarters with an office in Singapore, marking its major global expansion plans.
The expansion reinforces DataStax’s commitment to APAC and enables the company to meet the growing global demand for its 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. “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.”
To support this expansion, Deb Dutta, an industry veteran with over 25 years of experience driving strategy, growth, marketing, operations and organisation buildout has joined DataStax as its General Manager of the APAC region.
Prior to DataStax, Dutta has held leadership positions with global enterprise technology leaders such 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 its 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.
“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. We recently launched Astra, which is the first serverless deployment based on Apache Cassandra that works on all three major public clouds,” said Dutta.
“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.”