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International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) acquires Cloudant

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International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) has acquired hosted NoSQL database provider company Cloudant. Cloudant offers a version of the Apache CouchDB open source data store. Cloudant’s BigCouch can be run on multiple servers and offers a way to build and maintain a fast data store for a front-end application. IBM will be integrating the BigCouch service for big data and analytics products and service. IBM will also integrate the MobileFirst portfolio of tools for developing mobile applications.
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Cloudant Raises $12 Million In Series B


Cloudant has raised $12 million in Series B funding from Devonshire Investors, Rackspace Hosting, and Toba Capital.  Cloudant is a distributed database-as-a-service (DBaaS) that allows developers of fast growing web and mobile apps to focus on building and improving products rather than worrying about scaling and managing databases of their own.

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Samsung Invests In Database-As-A-Service Company Cloudant

Samsung Electronics has invested in a cloud-based mobile enterprise company called Cloudant.  Cloudant is a database-as-a-serve company that was even backed by the U.S. CIA agency as a customer and investor.  Other investors in Cloudant includes Y Combinator and Avalon Ventures.  Cloudant was a Y Combinator class in 2008.

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