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NewSQL NuoDB Patents Elastically Scalable Distributed Database

From the patent filing:

Therefore, it is an object of this invention to provide an elastic, scalable, on-demand, distributed data processing system.

Another object of this invention is to provide an elastic, scalable, on-demand, distributed data processing system that is fault tolerant.

Still another object of this invention is to provide an elastic, scalable, on-demand, distributed data processing system that has a high degree of availability.

Yet another object of this invention is to provide an elastic, scalable, on-demand, distributed data processing system that is platform independent.

Still yet other object of this invention is to provide an elastic, scalable, on-demand, distributed data processing system that is atomic, consistent, isolated and durable.

Yet still another object of this invention to provide an elastic, scalable, on-demand, distributed data processing system that operates over the Internet without a need for dedicated high-speed communications paths.

Still yet another object of this invention is to provide an elastic, scalable, on-demand, distributed data processing system that provides transaction processing and that is adapted for implementation over a wide geographic area.

As with everything legal or patent-related I have no comments. But reading the above description makes me think that NuoDB might have patented either all distributed databases or a perpetuum mobile of databases.

Original title and link: NewSQL NuoDB Patents Elastically Scalable Distributed Database (NoSQL database©myNoSQL)

via: http://gigaom.com/cloud/database-superstar-jim-starkey-touts-nuodbs-new-patent/