DataStax has acquired Kesque, a cloud messaging service fully managed and powered by Apache Pulsar, to accelerate delivering open-source, scale-out, cloud-native enterprise event streaming for modern data apps. The company, however, didn’t disclose the terms of the deal.

DataStax also announced the general availability of DataStax Luna Streaming, a production-ready, open-source distribution and support subscription for Apache Pulsar.

Apache Pulsar is a cloud-native, distributed event streaming platform that can manage hundreds of billions of events per day, providing API compatibility with Apache Kafka. With the Kesque acquisition, DataStax enables technology leaders to deliver modern data apps with infinite scalability, accelerated developer velocity, and elastic, serverless cloud economics.

Luna Streaming is a ‘subscription-to-success’ with Apache Pulsar service that includes both a free, production-ready distribution of Apache Pulsar and optional subscription tiers for enterprise support and expertise from DataStax.

The new SLA and SLO-backed subscription provides enterprises with access to a dedicated staff of skilled support engineers, who are experts at operating distributed Apache Pulsar clusters at scale.

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