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From Robert Coli <>
Subject Re: What % of cassandra developers are employed by Datastax?
Date Fri, 23 May 2014 17:42:56 GMT
On Fri, May 16, 2014 at 10:56 AM, Kevin Burton <> wrote:

> Perhaps because the developers are working on DSE :-P

FWIW, and I am not necessarily known for being the biggest defender of
Datastax and the relationship of their commercial interests to the
architectural direction of Cassandra...

... Datastax contribute a huge amount of work back to Apache Cassandra by
the simple method operating on "Cassandra issues" raised by DSE customers
inside of the Apache JIRA. If they are not out there selling DSE to these
(often quite large) customers, there is not necessarily a commercial driver
for fixing these "Cassandra Issues."

The DSE features are mostly isolated enough from the main codebase, and
from my understanding the teams are separated enough internally, that I'm
pretty confident Datastax is a significant net positive for contribution to
and promotion of Apache Cassandra.


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