Rackspace: All content tagged as Rackspace 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)
According to GigaOm, Rackspace has acquired MongoDB hosting provider ObjectRocket, of which I’ve heard about only recently when I learned something absolutely fascinating:
The cloud is broken. It’s not designed to properly run persistent data stores like MongoDB. ObjectRocket is designed from the ground up to fix this problem.
Rackspace first thing to do after signing the docs is to take this page out.
Original title and link: Rackspace Buys MongoDB Hosting Provider ObjectRocket ( ©myNoSQL)
Redis seems to be more and more associated with the cloud:
- firstly, it was Redis and VMWare
- then, Redis and Heroku
- and now Redis and ☞ OpenStack, the open source cloud computing software from Rackspace.
Soren Hansen (Rackspace) ☞ mentions Redis:
OpenStack (so far, at least) has two main components to it: A “compute” compenent called “Nova” and a “storage” component called “Swift”.
Nova is written in Python and uses Twisted.
Nova currently uses Redis for its key-value store. Nova can use either LDAP or its key-value store for its user database.