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DataStax Overview

Santa Clara, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
DataStax delivers the always-on, Active Everywhere distributed hybrid cloud database built on Apache CassandraTM. The foundation for personalized, real-time applications at massive scale, DataStax Enterprise makes it easy for enterprises to exploit hybrid and multi-cloud ... Read more

Mission: At DataStax, we are a company of passionate and innovative people united by an emphasis on visibility, accountability, respect, and growth mindset. We are a company of people — not products or technology. We are results-oriented and focus on collaboration.

Company Updates

  • The SaaS Report's Top Women Leaders in SaaS of 2018

    We are so proud to announce that Jodi Sutton, DataStax Vice President of Global Go-To-Market Operations, has been chosen for the SaaS Report's Top Women Leaders in SaaS of 2018! Read about her awesomeness here:

    The SaaS Report's Top Women Leaders in SaaS of 2018

    The SaaS Report ("TSR") is pleased to announce The Top Women Leaders in SaaS of 2018. Today, more than ever, it is important that we recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women in SaaS, software and the broader technology field.

  • DataStax announced DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra (DDAC) - a new subscription offering designed for running a certified version of open source Apache Cassandra for development & production use cases that don't have the higher enterprise demands better served by DataStax Enterprise. Learn more here:

    DataStax Announces DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra™

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - November 8, 2018 - DataStax, the leading provider of the always-on, Active Everywhere distributed hybrid cloud database built on Apache Cassandra™, today announced DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra (DDAC). DDAC is a new subscription offering designed for... View Article

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DataStax – Why Work For Us?

Why Work at DataStax?

Huge market, amazing technology, and talented people are all great reasons to join DataStax. What makes us special is we are globally connected with a distributed workforce and offices located in California, Texas, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Paris, Berlin, and Japan.

Data Requirements of the Right-Now Economy

Users demand more from their applications every day, and the Right-Now Economy is driven by the five dimensions of these new demands:

  • Relevancy requires contextual information and experiences.
  • Availability requires the applications to be always on.
  • Responsiveness means the application must be able to handle real-time requirements.
  • Accessibility means the application must be easily distributed across geographies.
  • Engagement means the application must be easily scalable both economically and operationally, no matter business demands or challenges.

The Data Layer for the Right-Now Economy

Modernizing systems to support today's Right-Now customer doesn't need to be a costly, fork-lift style multi-year effort. Instead, you can easily integrate an innovative and adaptive data layer into your existing infrastructure to change the game and revolutionize the customer's data-driven experience.

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    "Perfect Company !"

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    * Very positive and friendly environment. Family culture.

    * Perfect organization,

    * Company attitude is to listen to all people at the company and improve things.

    * Integration is perfect at datastax. I highly recommend it.


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    Advice to Management

    Ensure the company values are retained throughout the organization.

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DataStax Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at DataStax in March 2014.


    Standard interview process consisting of a phone call from a recruiter followed by multiple tech interviews via video conferencing. They will give you a programming problem to solve in your language of choice.

    I solved the programming problem only to have it labeled as too simplistic of a solution. Evidently the hiring manager made a mistake in not providing a challenging enough problem to solve. I was asked to solve a more difficult version of the problem after which I decided to halt the interview process. I deem this behavior as unprofessional and a complete waste of a candidates time.

    It looks like DataStax is a young company - unfortunately many of their managers lack professionalism and good interview etiquette. Some of the negative reviews from existing employees confirm this. This appears to be a case of a company promoting engineers to management roles without providing them management training.

    Interview Questions

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DataStax Awards & Accolades

  • The Cloud 100, Forbes, 2018
  • 2018 Best Tech Startups in Santa Clara, The Tech Tribune, 2018
  • Big Data 100: 45 Coolest Data Management And Integration Vendors, CRN, 2018
  • 100 Top Companies with Remote Jobs, FlexJobs, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being


Offer formal "internships" for mid-career people or those returning to the workforce

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