DataStax Appoints Bethany Mayer to Board of Directors

DataStax,
powering the Right-Now Enterprise with the always-on, distributed cloud
database built on Apache Cassandra™, announced the appointment of Bethany
Mayer, Executive Partner at Siris Capital Group and independent
board member of both Marvell Semiconductor and Sempra Energy, to its
board of directors.

“Bethany comes to us with a proven track record as a public company CEO
and excellent board member experience as well as a deep understanding of
enterprise infrastructure,” said Billy
Bosworth, CEO of DataStax. “Our revenue is in excess of $100M and
one of the keys to sustaining our growth is a strong market presence.
Bethany’s marketing and executive experiences are particularly suited to
helping us with that opportunity. And I am particularly excited about
how her enterprise background at Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, and Ixia will
help us better serve the enterprises who turn to us for innovative new
approaches to data management in a hybrid cloud world.”

“DataStax has proven a strong partner and database provider to some of
the world’s biggest and best-known enterprises spanning beloved consumer
brands and B2B titans,” said Bethany Mayer. “I am excited to join the
board of directors of DataStax at this time of strong growth and big
opportunity–and I’m particularly enthusiastic to work with my
colleagues on the board and Billy as CEO to help elevate and extend the
DataStax brand and deliver outsized business results to DataStax
enterprise customers.”

Mayer currently serves as Executive Partner at Siris Capital Group and
is an independent board member of both Marvell Semiconductor and Sempra
Energy. Before joining Siris, she was President, CEO, and a member of
the board of directors of Ixia. In 2017, Mayer sold Ixia to Keysight
Technologies for $1.7B. Prior to Ixia, Mayer was SVP/GM of HP Networking
business unit, a $2.5B business. In addition Mayer held executive roles
at Blue Coat Systems, Cisco Systems and Apple. Mayer holds an M.B.A.
from California State University at Monterey Bay where she received the
Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award in 2018, and a B.S. from Santa
Clara University. In 2017, Mayer was awarded the Global Leader of the
Year Award by Women in IT and was named Top 50 Most Powerful Women in
Technology in both 2015 and 2016 by The National Diversity Council.

Jim
Baum, chair of the board’s Nominating and Governance Committee and a
respected independent board member of several tech companies as well as
a former CEO of Symbotic, Netezza (now part of IBM), Endeca (now part of
Oracle), and others, noted, “Bethany knows the demands of the enterprise
from almost every angle–networking, security, measurement/analytics,
and performance tuning and has been a strong executive and expert
marketer over the course of her distinguished career. We’re excited
about what she can bring to the DataStax board, especially at this time
of strong growth, big market potential, and growing awareness for who we
are and the vital role we serve enterprises as they grapple with the
demands of the Right-Now Economy and a hybrid cloud world.”

About DataStax

DataStax powers the Right-Now Enterprise with the always-on, distributed
cloud database, built on Apache Cassandra™ and designed for hybrid
cloud. The foundation for real-time applications at massive scale,
DataStax Enterprise makes it possible for companies to exceed
expectations through consumer and enterprise applications that provide
responsive and meaningful engagement to each customer wherever they go.
Our product also gives businesses full data autonomy, allowing them to
retain control and strategic ownership of their most valuable asset in a
hybrid cloud world. DataStax helps more than 400 of the world’s leading
brands like Capital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald’s, Microsoft,
Safeway, Sony, UBS, and Walmart transform their businesses through
right-now applications focused on enterprise optimization and customer
experience. For more information, visit DataStax.com and follow us on
@DataStax.

DataStax is a registered trademark of DataStax, Inc. and its
subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. Apache
Cassandra is a trademark of the Apache Software Foundation or its
subsidiaries in Canada, the United States, and/or other countries.

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