Cloudant Co-Founder to Speak at Google I/O 2013 Conference

May 09, 2013, 15:00 ET from Cloudant

BOSTON, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloudant, provider of a globally distributed database-as-a-service (DBaaS), today announced that company Co-Founder and Chief Scientist Mike Miller will serve as a panelist at the Google I/O 2013 conference, which occurs May 15 - 17 in San Francisco. Miller will be one of four panelists, alongside leading figures from companies managing big data in the cloud, for the Google I/O session "Distributed Databases: An Exploration of Approaches and Best Practices."

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Mike Miller, Adam Kocoloski and Alan Hoffman are the three MIT scientists who founded Cloudant in 2008. The group founded Cloudant, in part, because of data challenges they faced working on CERN's Large Hadron Collider, the world's most powerful particle accelerator. The co-founders had trouble sharing large sets of experiment data with researchers around the globe. Today, Miller's work at Cloudant focuses on building a fault-tolerant, globally scalable NoSQL database service for fast-growing Web and mobile apps, hosted in the cloud and delivered as a managed service.


Mike Miller, Cloudant co-founder and chief scientist


"Distributed Databases: An Exploration of Approaches and Best Practices" panel at Google I/O 2013


May 16, 12:45 p.m. - 1:25 p.m. PST


Moscone Center, Room 4, San Francisco

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Cloudant provides the world's first globally distributed database-as-a-service (DBaaS) for loading, storing, analyzing, and distributing operational application data for developers of large and/or fast-growing Web and mobile applications. Cloudant's DBaaS is a managed service that helps developers 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, In-Q-Tel, Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, and Y Combinator. For more information, visit

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