Data management company DataStax, fresh from raising new funding from Goldman Sachs last month, has announced accelerated expansion plans, where it will use its Singapore office as the base from which to capture new growth across the region. 

The expansion reinforces Santa Clara-based DataStax’s commitment to the Asia Pacific region and enables the company to meet the growing global demand for its marquee offering: Astra, an open data stack for modern data apps built on Apache Cassandra™, an open-source database management system for multi-locations.

“We see an impressive opportunity for growth in APAC,” says Chet Kapoor, DataStax’s chairman and CEO. “We are excited to expand our presence in APAC to help the growing number of enterprises adopting an open data stack to accelerate their digital transformation.”

According to a report titled “Global Cloud Database and DBaaS Market (2020 to 2025),” Asia Pacific is expected to have the highest growth rate over the forecast period. Since January, the regional headquarters in Singapore has doubled in size. 

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To run the Singapore office covering the regional markets, Deb Dutta, has been appointed Datastax’s general manager for the Asia Pacific region. 

Dutta brings 25 years of experience driving strategy, growth, marketing, operations and organization buildout, and was previously with other leading technology firms such as McAfee, Brocade and Juniper Networks. 

Dutta will be responsible for building the team, expanding enterprise engagements, strategic partnerships and accelerating DataStax’s growth across APAC.

“DataStax continues to see rapid adoption of Cassandra in a form factor which is easy to operate, developer ready, cloud-delivered and presents a dramatic reduction in TCO,” says Dutta. 

“I am thrilled to join DataStax to help connect developers and enterprises in APAC to the power of Apache Cassandra by engaging, enabling and empowering them,” he adds.

New Zealand-based Aaron Morton, who holds the role of DataStax Asia Pacific’s field chief technology officer, will support this expansion as a technical expert in this region.

With offices around the world and APAC-specific locations in Australia, Japan, and Singapore, DataStax has won over nearly 500 customers from across multiple industries, including half of those in the Fortune 100 list.

These users include Endowus, which provides investment advice, and SC Ventures (Nexus) which offers banking services via its 750 branches across 59 markets.

Along with the funding, for a sum and stake that’s undisclosed, Goldman Sachs has appointed one of its managing directors Holger Staude to join DataStax’s board. 

“Enterprises everywhere are grappling with the challenges of managing large amounts of unstructured data. The DataStax leadership team, their open data stack, and their marquee customer base position them well to execute on their growth strategy,” says Staude.