NuoDB is an organization that specializes in database management, founded in 2008. It is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Gartner Magic Quadrant, the top information and technology research and advisory firm in the world, recognized it as a niche player and Visionary in its Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems in 2013 and 2015 respectively. The Company was formerly known as NimbusDB and later changed its name to NuoDB in 2011. It was co-founded by Barry S. Morris and Jim Starkey.
The Unique NuoDB Technology
NuoDB uses a tiered approach which constitutes multiple tiers of transaction engines and storage managers. The database is built around a design that uses a set of in-memory caches to support cloud elasticity while at the same time ensuring that all of the data objects are safely stored and maintained. It also supports multi-version concurrency control in detecting data deadlocks and resolving access conflicts. Additionally, it makes use of the elements of object-oriented and message-oriented distributed computing approaches, chiefly a peer-to-peer simultaneous communication format.
NuoDB has the backing of three former CEOs of the four original relational SQL cloud database companies. Their senior management team includes former executives from organizations such as the Broad Vision, IONA Technologies, Endeca, ExaGrid, Iron Mountain, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Microsoft, Object Design, Oracle, Qlik, Stream Base Systems, Teradata, and Veracode. Morris was the founding CEO but handed over the position to Bob Walmsley in July 2015 when he became the Executive Chairman of the company.