BOSTON, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloudant today announced that it has been named to this year's "40 Vendors We're Watching" list by influential IT news outlet Information Management, a SourceMedia brand. Based on its data layer as a service offering, Cloudant was recognized on the prestigious list that, "spotlights big data companies, real-time analytics providers, cloud mash-up developers and other innovative software firms that are changing the way enterprises manage information."
"As this list reflects, cloud-based managed services are the future of applications and of data management," said Cloudant CEO Derek Schoettle. "We are seeing tremendous innovation from our customers in the areas of mobile and Web 2.0 application development. As a direct result of being able to offload database setup, administration and scaling to the cloud, we're witnessing new projects and new companies going from concept to market in weeks."
The final 40 vendors, which were chosen by the publication's editors with the help of a dozen leading IT professional firms and analysts, were selected from an initial listing of more than 100 companies. The editors extensively researched each vendor's products and sales, and considered overall IT buying trends and technology adoption rates, to pick the 40 companies on the list.
"This is the third year we've compiled this list and the trends are becoming clear. Big data and NoSQL database products and services, like Cloudant offers, are becoming increasingly critical to organizations," said Information Management Editorial Director Jim Ericson. "In our evaluation, we looked not only at the technology behind the vendors' offering, but also the real-world benefits provided to their customers. The technology reflected on this list will shape the market for years to come."
The full list of "40 Vendors We're Watching" for 2012 with details on each is available at: http://www.information-management.com/news/40-Vendors-We-Are-Watching-2012-10023168-1.html.
Cloudant provides developers of large-scale and 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 https://cloudant.com/.