Digital Champions: Building the Future In Real Time

By Thomas Been, DataStax

Bringing a promising concept to life with an software that solves a tough downside or creates a tremendous expertise (or does each)—that is the developer’s dream. However even when that dream comes true, actual success can solely be achieved if the groundwork has been laid for top progress.

DataStax got down to establish enterprises and builders that outline the way forward for knowledge and have deliberate and ready to scale to no matter demand their rising companies and buyer bases place upon them.

These “Digital Champions” have constructed data-driven, high-growth companies. They’re the visionaries and driving forces in utilizing real-time knowledge and the cloud to ship unprecedented worth to their organizations. As you’ll learn under, the laborious work, imaginative and prescient, and ingenuity of those builders has led to vital success and recognition for his or her organizations.

It’s not simple. Builders are sometimes hampered by the laundry record of challenges that may stymie progress, productiveness, velocity, and innovation, together with knowledge silos, technical debt, and knowledge architectures that aren’t scalable.

The primary 4 within the DataStax Digital Champions sequence—Overstock, Temporal, Alpha Ori, and Uniphore—have overcome these hurdles due to their use of recent knowledge applied sciences to construct and run fast-growing, real-time purposes that delight shoppers and energy companies. Learn on to study extra about their journeys, and hold an eye fixed out for upcoming Digital Champions.


Whereas at Overstock, Devin Bost performed a key function in constructing an organization-wide knowledge material to leverage real-time knowledge to assist the net retailer develop into new markets, present a robust expertise to its prospects, and finally drive shareholder worth.

Bost, the corporate’s former senior knowledge engineer, defined how Overstock’s knowledge structure handles extraordinarily excessive volumes—it processes between 4 billion and 10 billion occasions per day—and expects to develop that considerably.

The corporate’s prowess at harnessing real-time knowledge made them a shoo-in to earn the title of Digital Champion.

Be taught extra about why Overstock is a DataStax Digital Champion here.


Temporal’s superpower is making life simpler for builders. It does so by providing a workflow orchestration engine: Enterprises present the enterprise logic and Temporal handles all of the elements that require specialised experience, like persistence and resilience.

So it’s no shock that the corporate’s platform, constructed by CTO Samar Abbas and his Temporal co-founder Maxim Fateev, has skilled fast success and high-growth within the three years for the reason that firm was launched. Its open-source software program code is utilized by the likes of Netflix and Instacart, and simply this 12 months Temporal secured a $103 million Collection B spherical that put its valuation at $1.5 billion.

We’re proud to acknowledge Temporal as a Digital Champion.

Be taught extra about why Temporal is a DataStax Digital Champion here.

Alpha Ori

With roughly 90% of world commerce transported by sea, Alpha Ori Applied sciences acknowledged an excellent alternative to use cutting-edge, real-time info options to the maritime transportation business.

Cofounded in 2016 by Praveen Viswanath, the corporate’s platform gives clever analytics, alerts, and insights from knowledge gathered from over 260 vessels. The outcomes have been spectacular, says Viswanath, who’s Alpha Ori’s chief architect: since inception, the platform has saved its customers an mixture 44,000 metric tons of gas, leading to an mixture $5 million in value financial savings and stopping the discharge of 137,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide.

The outcomes have garnered Viswanath glowing recognition. He just lately obtained the Constellation Supernova Award for enterprise transformation.

We’re happy to acknowledge Alpha Ori as a Digital Champion.

Be taught extra about why Alpha Ori is a DataStax Digital Champion here.


Uniphore’s Saurabh Saxena is aware of that relating to profitable new prospects, conversations are a very powerful asset—and big volumes of real-time knowledge are key to producing worth from that asset.

Based in 2008, Uniphore gives a platform that analyzes sentiments with AI in real-time. Saxena, who’s Uniphore’s head of expertise and vp of engineering, defined how his firm’s platform seamlessly captures and processes about 200 knowledge factors on each assembly participant’s face at 24 frames per second—this may add as much as 4 million information generated in a single assembly.

Uniphore’s innovation has generated explosive progress, and its promising future has garnered continued curiosity from the funding neighborhood (the corporate earlier this 12 months introduced a $400 million funding spherical that boosted its valuation to $2.5 billion).

DataStax is proud to have helped Uniphore deal with the large volumes of real-time knowledge that its platform generates, and is happy to acknowledge the corporate as a Digital Champion.

Be taught extra about why Uniphore is a DataStax Digital Champion here.

We’re honored to associate with corporations like Overstock, Temporal, Alpha Ori and Uniphore on their journey to success with high-growth purposes and platforms, by dashing their time to market and guaranteeing that their knowledge architectures have the runway to scale to no matter their success throws at them.

Does your group match the Digital Champion mildew? Contact me to appoint a Digital Champion at the moment!

About Thomas Been:

Thomas Been


Thomas leads advertising at DataStax. He has helped companies rework with knowledge and expertise for greater than 20 years, in gross sales and advertising management roles at Sybase (acquired by SAP), TIBCO, and Druva.


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