IBM has been in the databases-as-a-services marketplace considering that at minimum 2014 when it acquired NoSQL databases supplier Cloudant.
Cloudant’s DBaaS is dependent on the open up source Apache CouchDB job, which was one of the initially NoSQL attempts. About the final six decades, the marketplace for NoSQL databases has shifted as organizations have required additional scalability and characteristics that are typically related with SQL databases, including knowledge regularity guarantees.
To that finish, IBM on Tuesday unveiled the new Transaction Motor architecture for Cloudant, bringing improved scalability, native databases encryption and improved knowledge regularity. It is usually obtainable now.
In this Q&A, Adam Kocoloski, IBM vice president and CTO of IBM cloud knowledge products and services, and one of the co-founders of Cloudant, discusses the evolution of DBaaS, NoSQL and in which cloud databases are headed.
How did you get began at Cloudant and why make a DBaaS in 2014?