|Headquarters||Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States|
Number of employees
NuoDB is a database company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 2008, NuoDB has been recognized on the Gartner Magic Quadrant and its technology is used by Dassault Systèmes, Kodiak, Alfa Systems and UAE Exchange.
The firm was founded in 2008 as NimbusDB, and changed its name to NuoDB in 2011. The company co-founders are Barry S. Morris, who became the company's CEO, and Jim Starkey. NuoDB is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. NuoDB patented its "elastically scalable database". The patent was filed March 8, 2011 and approved on July 17, 2012. U.S. Patent 8,224,860 states the inventor as Jim Starkey. In 2012, the firm received $12 million total in venture capital.
In 2013, Gartner listed NuoDB as a niche player in its Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems. Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech named NuoDB as one of their 2014 Innovation All Stars. In February 2014, NuoDB announced an extension to its Series B funding round led by Dassault Systèmes. The round added $14.2 million to the company's funding. Morgenthaler Ventures, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and Longworth Venture Partners participated in the round.
In 2015, Gartner again listed NuoDB, this time as a Visionary in its Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems. Morris, the company's founding CEO, became executive chairman in July 2015. Bob Walmsley, previously executive vice president of sales and services, was promoted to CEO. NuoDB raised a $17 million financing round in 2016 from existing investors including Dassault Systèmes, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Longworth Venture Partners and Morgenthaler Ventures. At that time, the company had raised a total of $59.7 million in funding.
CauseSquare announced its partnership with NuoDB in 2017. NuoDB became the official database for the social engagement platform which connects causes and organizations with donors and volunteers.
NuoDB is an elastic SQL database for cloud applications. 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-out 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. The NuoDB 2.6 release added support for active-active database deployments across multiple Amazon Web Services (AWS) availability zones. Unlike other database systems, NuoDB makes it possible to expand its databases by adding more servers rather than simply replacing hardware.
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 developer version ("Community Edition"), a professional paid version, and an enterprise version. The Community Edition was expanded on January 31, 2017 to enable scale-out across multiple hosts.
|April 9, 2012||beta 8 database||allowed platform support for Solaris.|
|November 15, 2012||Candidate 1|||
|January 15, 2013||1.0|||
|May 2013||1.1||included migration assistant to move databases from Windows SQL Server onto NuoDB|
|October 2013||2.0, Blackbirds||extended geographical support|
|November 2014||2.1, Swifts||including low-latency HTAP capabilities|
|December 22, 2015||2.4, Cranes|
|September 2016||2.5||added SQL enhancements|
|January 2017||2.6||added table partitions, storage groups, and active-active support for Amazon Web Services Inc. functionality|
|September 2017||3.0||active-active across a hybrid or multi-cloud|
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