Relational databases are central to how “big data” is processed in the modern information economy. Since 2008, NuoDB has made a name for itself as an innovative player in developing new data-storage architectures. Their flagship product, the NuoDB database, allows enterprises to offer robust cloud services while affording them the freedom to change scale on the fly.
In order to be able to offer this level of freedom, NuoDB has developed the elastic SQL database. This is an implementation of a relational database, like traditional SQL, but with a “distributed object” architecture. Such an architecture means that the number of servers participating in the database can be changed after initial implementation.
The flexibility afforded by the NuoDB database is a boon to businesses hoping to rapidly grow their cloud services. With the elastic approach, these businesses can avoid the expenses of either building out an overly large database too early or having to redesign a static database as they grow. Instead, they can spend more time focusing on their core product and less on managing back-end server issues.