NuoDB is a cloud database service based in Cambridge, MA, offering traditional SQL functionality and ACID-compliant reliability, all while being expandable. It achieves this with a 3-tier structure including administrative, transactional, and storage levels. Thus, an application is not limited to a single disk drive. With this structure in place, NuoDB can expand by adding more of its patented servers, rather than rebuilding its existing units.
The company emphasizes the importance of “repeatable analytics on very recent data.” In the past, businesses that thrived on data analytics had to move said data to separate dedicated drives. NuoDB’s tiered system has analytics, among other operations, built in, saving time.
NuoDB was founded as NimbusDB in 2008 by Barry S. Morris and Jim Starkey. Bob Walmsley now leads the company, with Morris and Starkey on its board. It has been listed twice in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems, and has raised approximately $60 million in investor capital. Client organizations such as Movemedical, UAE Exchange, and 451 Research enthusiastically endorse NuoDB.
Forbes’ Peter Cohan writes, “NuoDB offers another economic advantage – less wasted processing capacity… NuoDB also offers the ability to expand with cheaper machines and it charges less for its software….over time, NuoDB appears to offer a compelling value proposition to incumbents’ customers.”