NuoDB is a database startup company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It sells a NewSQL database that works in the cloud. It can work both for single vendor cloud setup as well as multi vendor cloud setup.
|Headquarters||Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States|
The firm was founded in 2008 as NimbusDB, and changed its name to NuoDB in 2011. The company co-founders are Barry S. Morris, CEO and Jim Starkey. NuoDB is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
In 2012, the firm received $12 million total in venture capital. Later, they received another round of investment of $14.2 million after adding Dassault Systèmes to their existing investors. The total investment is $26.2 million.
NuoDB is a distributed database company that sells “client/cloud relational database technology solutions.” The NuoDB database is SQL compliant and has been called ‘NewSQL.’ It has a distributed object architecture that works in the cloud, which means that when a new server is added in order to scale-up the database, the database runs faster. The database scales out without sharding. The database distributes tasks amongst several processors to avoid bottlenecks of data. It uses peer-to-peer messaging to route tasks to nodes, and it is ACID compliant.
The database uses a “tiered approach — comprising multiple, redundant tiers of transaction engines (TE) and storage managers (SM).” This approach helps scale the data predictably in the cloud. NuoDB domains consist of several redundant TEs and SMs that can run on the same platform. Adding database capacity can be done by adding more TEs or SMs. NuoDB can support Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Solaris x86, Amazon EC2 and JoyentCloud. The NuoDB Blackbirds release, the company's second generation DBMS, functions with one database distributed across more than one Amazon AWS servers in different locations.
The system was designed to align with – and expand upon – IBM computer scientist Edgar F. Codd’s 12 rules for relational databases. It adds the ability to run anywhere; elastic scalability; nonstop availability; a single, logical database; and distributed security.  The system can process more than 1 million transactions per second. It is available in a free limited version, a free developer version, a professional paid version, and an enterprise version.
Version 2.0, called the Blackbirds Release, was released in October 2013 with extended geographical support.
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