cloudControl Offers Cloudant Data Layer as a Service to PHP Application Developers

Cloud database service enriches cloudControl applications with big data scalability, full-text search, and mobile data replication and sync

Jun 21, 2012, 08:00 ET from Cloudant

BOSTON and SAN FRANCISCO, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- cloudControl, a leading platform as a service (PaaS) vendor and Cloudant, developer and operator of the scalable Cloudant Data Layer as a service, today announced a partnership to provide developers of fast-growing web and mobile applications with the ability to store, analyze and distribute application data across a global network of secure, high-performance data centers.

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"Cloudant and cloudControl share a common philosophy in that the very best solutions for building, deploying, and maintaining cloud applications should be fast, easy-to-use, and reliable," said Cloudant CEO Derek Schoettle. "Cloudant services offered within the cloudControl platform is a great combination that gives developers the ability to create an amazing user experience and grow their business without worrying about database performance and availability."

cloudControl's PHP Platform as a Service solution helps developers focus on the important part of their work — developing exciting web applications. Developers can easily deploy PHP apps on cloudControl's platform without having to administer the underlying hardware. By partnering with Cloudant, cloudControl will enable its customers to not only develop and host web applications in a high-performance, scalable environment, but also to make use of advanced database technologies optimized for fast-growing web and mobile applications. cloudControl developers access Cloudant from PHP and other languages via an Apache CouchDB-compatible JSON API to enhance their applications with:

  • Global data distribution across a network of data centers for nonstop, low-latency data access
  • Data replication and synchronization
  • Advanced analytics using built-in, incremental MapReduce
  • Full-text search
  • Scalable database growth via a data layer managed and grown by the big data experts at Cloudant

"As organizations continue to rely on cloudControl as a trusted platform for deploying business-critical web applications, it's important that we provide them with the very best resources to help them be successful," said Philipp Strube, co-founder and CEO of cloudControl. "Partnering with Cloudant will make it easier for our customers to deploy, maintain, and ensure superior-performing web applications."

Cloudant starter packages are available for all cloudControl users at no cost in the cloudControl Add-on Marketplace, which offers additional resources for customers wishing to scale and optimize applications deployed on cloudControl. To use Cloudant, cloudControl's customers just need to add the service to their applications. Developers can start for free right away by using one of cloudControl's free developer accounts.

About Cloudant

Cloudant provides developers of big data and other data-driven 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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Mike Broberg
Davies Murphy Group, Inc.
(781) 418-2442

About cloudControl

cloudControl is PaaS made in Berlin, Germany. Founded in 2009, cloudControl is dedicated to supercharging development by building the best platform possible to help developers build better apps, faster.

The cloudControl platform features agile deployments, rock-solid autoscaling infrastructure and pay-as-you-go pricing out of Amazon's European datacenters. With the cloudControl Add-on market we bring developers all the third party cloud services they need, easily integratable into their own apps to let them take projects from idea to product faster than ever before.

Media Contact:
Henning Paulke
Head of Business Development

SOURCE Cloudant