NuoDB releases Beta 2 – Now Supports Hybrid Clouds and Cloudbursting

NuoDB, the thought leader in cloud database technology, announces Beta 2 of the revolutionary NuoDB database system, with support for running databases on-premises, on public clouds, or load-balanced between them.

Cambridge, MA – August 23, 2011 – NuoDB, Inc., the thought leader in cloud database technology, announced today that the Beta 2 release of the NuoDB product is available to qualified Beta customers. NuoDB can run on local computers or on cloud-based systems such as the Rackspace cloud, and with Beta 2, the system can now be load balanced or cloudbursted dynamically between local computers and the public cloud.  NuoDB is a NewSQL database system, a new category of databases designed to deliver horizontally scalable ACID transactions within the industry-standard SQL database model.

“Rackspace supports multiple database offerings, and now we are excited to see NuoDB deliver an elastically scalable SQL database that runs on the Rackspace cloud,” said John Engates, CTO at Rackspace.  “The fact that a running database can run simultaneously in a customers own datacenter and on the Rackspace cloud, with load-balancing between them, is an important development for customers and the industry.”

The NuoDB product is the elastically scalable SQL database that supports ACID transactions. Beta 2 includes the following new capabilities:

  • Hybrid cloud deployment model, including real-time cloudbursting
  • Fully redundant disk storage
  • Public cloud enhancements
  • Enhanced Query Interface
  • Support for SQuirreL SQL, the premier open source SQL client
  • Support for LibreOffice, the premier open source office suite
  • Support for Debian-style Linux distributions
  • Extended JDBC and SQL support
  • Airline ticketing application to demonstrate elastic scalability under different loads
  • Improved scalability and performance


“Cloudbursting a running transactional database is an extraordinary breakthrough in database technology”, said Barry Morris, Founder and CEO of NuoDB, Inc. “It’s natural with an elastic database system but impossible with a traditional design. We’re very excited to demonstrate this in the NuoDB Beta 2 release.”

“The recent stock market crash again caused Wall St transaction volumes to exceed the limits of the machines that run trading-related databases,” continued Morris. “A database system that scales-out elastically does not have that problem, especially if you can dynamically add machines from external cloud datacenters. Cloud computing requires elasticity, and now for the first time it is available for the transactional database layer.”

NuoDB Beta 2 is immediately available to a limited number of qualified users.