As CEO of DataStax, the commercial leader in Apache Cassandra™, I lead the global strategy and direction for the company, as well as oversee day-to-day operations.
Prior to joining DataStax, I’ve spent 6 years at Quest Software as VP and GM of the database business unit, growing the industry-leading Quest database business from supporting traditional relational databases to a portfolio that now includes tools for cloud, NoSQL, columnar, and Hadoop databases, as well as business intelligence offerings. Prior to Quest, I led product initiatives for Embarcadero Technologies’ database productivity solutions.
I’ve had the privilege of being a scholarship football player at the University of Louisville, and then coaching high school football for 12 years, while also working as a developer and DBA. I have moved my love of coaching into my professional career, and in my current role I get to combine my passion for people, leadership, and teamwork with the innovative aspect of integrating the latest technologies into world-class enterprise solutions.
I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Louisville and have over 20 years of experience in the database industry.
Specialties:Executive management, big data, Apache Cassandra, Apache Hadoop, NoSQL, databases, Oracle, SQL server, business intelligence.
Billy Bosworth, CEO
Headquarters: Burlingame, CA
DataStax is the commercial company behind Apache Cassandra, the massively scalable NoSQL database. DataStax Enterprise is their commercial offering build on Cassandra, that also includes deep integration with Hadoop for batch analytics and Solr for enterprise search, as well as graphical management and monitoring tools.