DataStax announced today the acquisition of privately held event streaming vendor Kesque, bringing capabilities from the open source Apache Pulsar project to its portfolio. Financial terms of the acquisition were not publicly disclosed.
DataStax is one of the leading supporters of the open source Apache Cassandra database and provides enterprise support and a cloud service for it. Apache Pulsar is an event streaming platform, also sometimes referred to as data streaming by some vendors. Pulsar is often compared with Apache Kafka, which provides a similar set of capabilities. Though the acquisition was just announced, DataStax already has made the Kesque technology available under the rebranded name DataStax Luna Streaming.
Matt Aslett, research director at S&P Global Market Intelligence, said the acquisition will help move DataStax firmly into the event streaming space. He added that while Kesque is not a well-known entity, it does have an installed base of customers and established Apache Pulsar expertise.
Matt AslettResearch director, S&P Global Market Intelligence
“We have seen growing interest in Apache Pulsar over the past 18 months or