Cloudant base their solutions on CouchDB, which is a version of NoSQL systems to manage databases that store data in JSON documents. Among Cloudant customers are Adobe, DHL, Heroku, Nokia, Expedia, Ticketmaster, and Virtru. According to analyst estimates, with the help of Cloudant technology, IBM hopes to improve its reputation of providing solutions for outdated technologies. The agreement comes after IBM has significantly increased its investments in the “cloud”, and last year they took over the company SoftLayer, specialized in “infrastructure as a service” solutions.
With the acquisition of Cloudant, IBM wants to attract more young developers who want easy access to resources in the cloud. Financial and other details of the agreement were not disclosed.
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