NuoDB on Technology

Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, NuoDB is a database company founded in 2008. Its claim to fame is the “elastically scalable database” concept, which it got patents for in 2012. The idea behind it is to take traditional SQL and then take it to the next level. The idea behind this technology is to get rid of bottlenecks through distributed objects architecture, based in the Cloud. This is accomplished by using a peer-to-peer messaging and multiple processors to deliver data to the right place.

The world is moving towards cloud computing or at least a hybrid server/cloud computing environment. However, this new technology comes with its own perils, mainly latency. NuoDB saw an opportunity to bridge this reliability gap. And that is how in a nut shell the elastically scalable database came to be. It offers the guarantees of relational databases running on cloud computing and clients. The way it is set up makes it a single logical SQL cloud database running all of the systems. The company was founded by Jim Starkey and Barry Morris. Mr. Starkey is something of a legend in the world of database technology. And Barry Morris brings years of experience from running other software companies. What makes NuoDB unique is that they are the only ones offering this type of technology.

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