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Cartesian Expands DataStax Alliance to Global Partnership Adding Expertise and Delivery Power to Big Data Analytics
Partnership Supports Big Data Analytics for Insight-Driven Outcomes

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CartesianTM (Nasdaq:CRTN), the specialist provider of consulting services and managed solutions, and DataStax, the company that delivers Apache CassandraTM to the enterprise, have announced the expansion of their global partnership. The expanded alliance agreement, driven by Cartesian's EMEA division, enhances big data analytics solutions for the communications, technology and media sector by embedding DataStax technologies into Cartesian's proprietary Ascertain® platform to drive real time processing and analysis of big data.

Under the more robust partnership, the companies will further their collaboration on a range of analytics projects, including powering existing DataStax implementations with Cartesian's deep strategy expertise to drive new insights for clients. By layering Cartesian's Managed Analytics capabilities and infrastructure on top of DataStax technology, customers can drive tangible ROI from their analytics efforts.

"In today's hyper-competitive communications landscape, forward-thinking companies are demanding a higher level of predictive analytics to gain the necessary insights into their business," said Philipp Muelbert, Practice Lead of Managed Analytics at Cartesian. "We've incorporated Apache Cassandra into deployments of our Ascertain platform, to add flexibility and scale to our enhanced Managed Analytics capabilities. The expanded global partnership allows us to bring Cartesian's expertise to DataStax customers, so that not only will clients have the ability to get real time and predictive analytics, they will have the deep delivery expertise and managed services behind them to use analytics more effectively."

"Working with Cartesian provides DataStax with a seasoned partner in the communications, media and technology industries," said Kevin Pardue, Regional Channel Director, DataStax. "The combination of Cartesian's deep industry knowledge, analytics expertise and global delivery capability with Cassandra technology, is a powerful value proposition for those looking to leverage the real benefits of an analytics approach to business."

About Cartesian

Cartesian, Inc. (Nasdaq:CRTN) is a specialist provider of consulting services and managed solutions to leaders in the global communications, technology and digital media industries. Cartesian provides consulting in strategy, execution and managed solutions to clients worldwide. The company has offices in Boston, Kansas City, London, New York and Washington. For more information about the company and its services, visit www.cartesian.com.

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About DataStax

DataStax delivers Apache Cassandra™, the leading distributed database technology, to the enterprise. Apache Cassandra™ is built to be agile, always-on, and predictably scalable to any size.

With more than 400 customers in over 50 countries, DataStax is the database technology and transactional backbone of choice for the world's most innovative companies such as Netflix, Adobe, Intuit, and eBay. Based in Santa Clara, Calif., DataStax is backed by industry-leading investors including Comcast Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Meritech Capital, Premji Invest and Scale Venture Partners. For more information, visit DataStax.com or follow us @DataStax.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Information

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In particular, any statements that do not relate to historical or current facts constitute forward-looking statements, including any statements contained herein regarding expectations with respect to Cartesian's future business, financial condition and results of operations. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and contingencies, many of which are beyond the Company's control, which may cause actual results, performance, or achievements to differ materially from those projected or implied in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might affect actual results, performance, or achievements include, among other things, the Company's ability to successfully implement the contract with Consolidated Communications; conditions in the telecommunications industry, overall economic and business conditions (including the current economic slowdown), the demand for the Company's services (including the slowing of client decisions on proposals and project opportunities along with scope reduction of existing projects), the level of cash and non-cash expenditures incurred by the Company, technological advances and competitive factors in the markets in which the Company competes, and the factors described in this press release and in Cartesian's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the risks described in its periodic reports filed with the SEC, including, but not limited to, "Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Information" under Part I of its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2013 and subsequent periodic reports containing updated disclosures of such risks. These filings are available at the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov. Any forward-looking statements made in this release speak only as of the date of this release. The Company does not intend to update these forward-looking statements and undertakes no duty to any person to provide any such update under any circumstances.

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