IBM today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Boston, MA-based Cloudant, Inc., a privately held database-as-a-service (DBaaS) provider that enables developers to easily and quickly create next generation mobile and web apps. This announcement was made at the #IBMPulse conference at Las Vegas on Feb 24th. Cloudant will extend IBM’s Big Data and Analytics, Cloud Computing and Mobile offerings by further helping clients take advantage of these key growth initiatives. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Clients across a variety of industries, including gaming, financial services, mobile device manufacturers, online learning, retail and healthcare are already using Cloudant technology.
Delivered as a managed cloud service, Cloudant technology ensures that app developers no longer need to be experts in database management, while database administrators (DBA) can focus on higher value tasks beyond day-to-day administration.
The acquisition of Cloudant will also strengthen IBM’s cloud solutions by providing developers with the tools and resources to build, test, deploy and scale cloud apps on a variety of hosting layers. Cloudant runs on the IBM SoftLayer platform today and extends IBM’s recent investment in the SoftLayer cloud infrastructure. As a global service sold in 140 countries, SoftLayer provides an easy cloud “on-ramp” to help clients quickly deploy mobile capabilities with the security, privacy and reliability of private clouds and the economy, flexibility and speed of a public cloud.
Every time I land at the Chennai Airport, I squirm with embarrassment. This filth is what you see right in front of the arrival gate. Worse, it’s right next to the police booth. The difference in maintenance between Bangalore and Chennai is poles apart. Can you help point the right place to lodge a complaint?
“Will Social Media be a Game Changer in the 2014 Elections?” That’s the topic I will be debating tomorrow at Social Media Week, Bangalore. My fellow panelists are Prithvi Reddy, National Executive Member, AAP Aparna Patwardhan, Deputy Spokesperson, BJP Rajeev Gowda, Congress Spokesperson and IIMB Professor Partha Sinha, Director, Publicis Worldwide Moderated by Darlington Jose Hector, Resident Editor, The Financial Express
Time: 4:45 to 5:45
Venue: The Leela Palace, Bengaluru.
Look forward to a power-packed discussion.
As a big supporter of Unconferences, I was super thrilled to see ‘Speed-Dating’ (or Match-Making) introduced in a traditional two day conference. At GlobalLocal, the Publishing Conference, they had allocated 3 hours each day for business networking. Each business had their own table. Then they were given a meeting-sheet with list of businesses they should meet based on their interests. Every 10 minutes, the businesses moved on to meeting the next. Amazing way to network and wish more conferences did this.
My daughter with a duck at my friend’s farm near our village. This really kindled our interest to start raising ducks. But first we need to dig a small pond. These grown-up ducks cost Rs.6500 a pair. The ducklings about Rs.500 a pair.