Cloudant Co-Founder and Chief Scientist Featured Presenter at NoSQL Now!

Mike Miller to present 'Moving Beyond the NoSQL Debate: Introducing the Application Data Layer'

Aug 14, 2012, 10:00 ET from Cloudant

BOSTON, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloudant today announced that Co-Founder and Chief Scientist Mike Miller will be presenting "Moving Beyond the NoSQL Debate: Introducing the Application Data Layer" at next week's NoSQL Now! conference, held August 21-23, 2012, at the San Jose Convention Center.

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NoSQL Now! is designed to educate developers, data managers and architects on the emerging NoSQL field, how these new technologies work, the applications they are best suited for, and how to deploy them. The first NoSQL Now! event in August 2011 attracted over 500 people, and the upcoming 2012 event is expected to draw almost 1,000 attendees.

Who: Mike Miller, in addition to his role as an affiliate professor of Particle Physics at University of Washington in Seattle, Wash., he is one of three MIT physicists who founded Cloudant in 2008. As members of the renowned Large Hadron Collider project at CERN, the co-founders worked with multi-petabyte data sets for high-energy particle physics research and grew frustrated by the available tools for managing and analyzing big data in their research. As a result, they designed the NoSQL-based technology that now serves as the basis for Cloudant's data layer as a service, which enables application developers to completely offload their data layer requirements to focus resources on developing applications and not managing the database.

What: The half-hour presentation, "Moving Beyond the NoSQL Debate: Introducing the Application Data Layer," will address the wide adoption of hosted commodity hardware, NoSQL, REST, HTML5, and D3. Miller will discuss the application data layer and the advantages of bringing database and applications to the edge. With two years in production at the largest scale, Cloudant will highlight customer use cases ranging from hyper-growth startups through Fortune 100 companies.

When: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 from 12:30-1 p.m. PT.

Where: At NoSQL Now! Located at the San Jose Convention Center, 150 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, Calif.

Contact: For more information on Cloudant or to arrange to speak directly with Mike Miller at the event, please contact Mike Broberg via email at

About Cloudant

Cloudant provides developers of large or fast-growing Web and mobile applications with the world's first globally distributed "data layer as a service" for loading, storing, analyzing, and distributing application data. The Cloudant Data Layer is a managed service that helps developers to eliminate the delays, costs, and distractions inherent in working with databases and their administrators, while providing unmatched scalability, availability, and performance. This capability accelerates time-to-market and time-to-innovation, because it frees developers from the mechanics of data management so they can focus exclusively on creating great applications. Cloudant is privately held and backed by top-tier investors including Avalon Ventures and Y Combinator. For more information, visit

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