DaaS: All content tagged as DaaS in NoSQL databases and polyglot persistence
While Amazon Web Services approach is bring-your-own-data to our storage and processing solutions, Rackspace’s strategy seems to be “whatever popular NoSQL storage engine you like, we have your back. Just bring your data“.
Last month Rackspace bought MongoDB hosting provider ObjectRocket and now they acquired Exceptional Cloud Service which brings Redis hosting on board.
It’s difficult to say how well is Amazon’s strategy working as the company doesn’t do a lot to get their customers’ case studies out there—I still need to find a list of 10 companies that are using Amazon Dynamo. But this doesn’t mean a thing. On the other hand, I can see Rackspace’s strategy working and getting a lot of traction considering they’re looking after the most popular NoSQL tools.
✚ The Register writes about this acquisition too: Rackspace gobbles Exceptional Cloud Services for Redis smarts. I assume many others are asking the same question:
So, with Redis and MongoDB due to make their way into the Rackspace cloud proper, what other technologies are catching the web hoster turned cloud whisperer’s eyes?
Original title and link: Rackspace: BYOD to Your Preferred Storage ( ©myNoSQL)
Cloudant says that during 2012, a year that saw its staff grow to 45 employees, the company’s customer base grew to more than 12,000 multi-tenant customers, counting both free customers, as well as the 50 that pay for its dedicated clusters.
I wholeheartedly hope these results are not indicative for the Database-as-a-Service market. I also wish Cloudant an even better 2013.
I haven’t seen any numbers from major platforms like Amazon Web Services, Heroku, or Rackspace, so if you have any please do share them.
Original title and link: The Business of Database as a Service ( ©myNoSQL)
Neo Technology’s hiring announcement is clear about their intention:
“[…] you will be resonsible for building, managing, and maintaining a 24x7 NOSQL Databases-as-a-Service operation […]”
Original title and link: Neo Technology Is H… Wait, It’s Building Neo4j-As-A-Service ( ©myNoSQL)
Second, I’d like to ask for your help in answering the question that pops into my mind everytime I’m thinking about Data-as-a-Service: leaving aside the benefits of managed services, what are the scenarios in which a Data-as-a-Service can be used when the application layer is not colocated1?
A different way to formulate this question is: what apps can tolerate the WAN latency and network failures? Obviously these questions do not apply to services like Amazon Web Services or Heroku or dotCloud which offer you both Data-as-a-Service and a PaaS or IaaS. ↩
Original title and link: Hosted Riak With Riak-On ( ©myNoSQL)
Infochimps put together a comprehensive Venn diagram of the database world in the TechCrunch article Big Data Right Now: Five Trendy Open Source Technologies
Original title and link: The Database World in a Venn Diagram ( ©myNoSQL)