BOSTON, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloudant, provider of a globally distributed database-as-a-service (DBaaS), today announced that database industry analysts from Gartner, Inc. have included Cloudant in its August 2013 "Who's Who in NoSQL DBMSs" report.
Research VP Merv Adrian and Research Director Nick Heudecker from Gartner Intelligence's Information Management group co-wrote the Who's Who report, which examines prominent vendors and product offerings in the NoSQL space. Released last month, the report is timely, as the NoSQL market continues to mature and enterprises increasingly turn to NoSQL to complement traditional relational database management systems (RDBMSs).
Adrian and Heudecker noted a dramatic expansion of interest in NoSQL since 2010 among programmers and venture capitalists. "Conferences, job listings and inquiries to Gartner reflect this rise in interest, as do partnerships between NoSQL players and established enterprise vendors," wrote the analysts in the report.
Unlike competitive solutions, Cloudant provides a fully managed NoSQL DBaaS. Cloudant delivers high-availability, low-latency access to JSON data with around-the-clock expert monitoring and administration, offloading the administrative burden of operating and scaling distributed databases.
"Beyond our managed service, we feel Cloudant stands out for its database replication and synch capabilities for occasionally-connected devices," said Cloudant CEO Derek Schoettle. "Enterprises are increasingly turning to us to manage distributed databases supporting a new wave of Web applications that require high availability, elastic scalability, and schema flexibility. We believe our inclusion in Gartner's report reinforces our view of the market."
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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, Devonshire Investors, the private equity firm affiliated with Fidelity Investments, In-Q-Tel, Rackspace® Hosting, Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, Toba Capital, and Y Combinator. For more information, visit www.cloudant.com.
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