AppDynamics Partners with DataStax to Manage the Performance and Availability of Business-Critical Applications Powered by Apache Cassandra(TM)

Leading-Edge Application Performance Management Company Joins Forces with Trailblazing NoSQL Database Company to Support Distributed and "Big Data" Environments

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6, 2011 - AppDynamics, the leading Java/.NET application performance management (APM) solution for the cloud generation, today announced that it has partnered with Datastax, the commercial leader in Apache Cassandra(TM), to provide companies with complete visibility and code-level insight into distributed applications that leverage Cassandra.Apache Cassandra is a standout among NoSQL/post-relational database solutions on the market, known for its ability to scale massive amounts of data while providing a highly available service with no single point of failure. Similarly, AppDynamics' application performance management solution is built from the ground up for highly distributed enterprise environments, and complements Cassandra's unique ability to support complex, cloud-based applications.

o JVM and hardware correlation for root cause analysis

o Cassandra JMX trending and alerting

o Visibility into Cassandra queries

o Performance metrics broken down by KeySpaces

o Distributed call tracing including visibility into the Cassandra engine

o Automatic distributed transaction correlation into Cassandra from
application server layers

o The combined solution provides customers with:

"I see Datastax's Cassandra solution as meeting the same needs for customers that AppDynamics was designed to meet: supporting highly scalable, massively distributed environments where data is a precious commodity and designing for failure is mandatory," said Jyoti Bansal, AppDynamics Founder & CEO. "We expect the same sorts of forward-thinking companies who use AppDynamics for application performance management to also use Cassandra to either replace or complement their MySQL databases.""AppDynamics and Apache Cassandra have enjoyed a similar growth trajectory, blazing their way into modern application environments where older application management tools and relational databases can't keep up with the requirements of today's IT Operations and Development teams," said Billy Bosworth, CEO of DataStax. "AppDynamics' ability to manage high-volume, business-critical applications is a perfect complement to Cassandra's ability to drive those applications with a scalable, high performance database."

A free download of AppDynamics can be accessed at, and immediately used for jboss monitoring, tomcat monitoring, weblogic monitoring, websphere monitoring, and glassfish monitoring in Cassandra environments.

About AppDynamics

AppDynamics is the leading provider of Software-as-Service (SaaS) and on-premise application performance management for modern application architectures in both the cloud and the data center. The company delivers solutions for highly distributed and agile environments, helping companies such as Priceline, TiVo, and ZipRealty monitor, troubleshoot, diagnose, and scale their production applications. Over 50,000 people have downloaded AppDynamics Lite, the company's free java monitoring solution, and the company was recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor in IT Operations Management. Visit our blog or follow us on Twitter.

About DataStax

DataStax offers products and services based on the popular open-source database, Apache Cassandra(TM) that solves today's most challenging big data problems. DataStax Enterprise (DSE) combines the performance of Cassandra with analytics powered by Apache Hadoop(TM), creating a smartly integrated, data-centric platform. With DSE, real-time and analytic workloads never conflict, giving you maximum performance with the added benefit of only managing a single database. The company has over 100 customers, including leaders such as Netflix, Cisco, Rackspace and Constant Contact, and spanning verticals including web, financial services, telecommunications, logistics and government. DataStax is backed by industry leading investors, including Lightspeed Venture Partners and Crosslink Capital and is based in Burlingame, CA with offices in Austin, TX and Stamford, CT. For more information, visit

About Apache Cassandra(TM)

Apache Cassandra(TM) is an open source distributed database management system. It is designed to store and allow very low-latency access to very large amounts of data spread out across many commodity servers while providing a highly-available service with no single point of failure. This next-generation data platform evolved from work at Google, Amazon and Facebook, and is an Apache Software Foundation top-level project. For more information, visit

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