Who We Are
“Developers who are already familiar with relational-database and intend to work in a cloud computing environment like Amazon Web Service are likely to find NuoDB's technology interesting and are likely to learn that it solves many scalability and high availability issues.” Dan Kusnetzky, for ZDNet Virtually Speaking July 30, 2012
In the evolution of databases we are at an inflection point. Managing Big Data: high volume, highly volatile data, and/or high velocity data is both complex and a business necessity.
NuoDB is a complete re-think of relational databases to address those needs and target an elastic cloud of computers rather than a single computer system.
Before NuoDB, every relational database, had been built on a synchronous, centralized client/server architecture that is incompatible with the notion of elastic scalability in the cloud. As a result, scaling a SQL database typically requires tedious and expensive database design and administration involving sharding, caching, and performance tuning.
At NuoDB we started from scratch, throwing out all but the top most layer of traditional RDBMS architecture - namely SQL and ACID transactions. Below that we've innovated, not just iterated or retrofitted an existing solution. What we’ve done is to create an entirely new manner of database management system based on a distributed, asynchronous architecture.
First conceived by industry-renowned database architect and innovator Jim Starkey in 2008, who was later joined by enterprise software CEO Barry Morris, NuoDB was created for the purpose of redefining relational databases for 21st century requirements.
NuoDB is a new class of cloud database based on a patented Emergent Architecture for a new class of datacenter.