The “NewSQL” database – NuoDB

Founded in the year 2008, NuoDB started as a database company located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The firm began as NimbusDB, and in 2011, its name changed to NuoDB. The founding partners of NuoDB are Barry S. Morris, who turned out to be the Chief Executive Officer of the company and Jim Starkey.

NuoDB was listed as a niche player for Operational Database Management Systems by Gartner in the year 2013. Besides, the firm was named by Boston Business Journal as well as Mass High Tech as one of their Innovation All-stars of 2014.

In the year 2015, the company was listed again by Gartner as a Visionary in its undertaking for Operational Database Management Systems. During Morris tenure as the CEO, the company raised over $17 million financing from existing investors such as Longworth Venture Partners, Hummer Winblad Venture and Morgenthaler Ventures in 2016.

Technically, NuoDB refers to an elastic database for cloud applications. The database is popularly referred to as “NewSQL” since it is SQL compliant. Also, it has distributed object architecture which works within the cloud making the database run faster. The model distributes task to various processors thus preventing bottlenecks of data. Furthermore, it employs peer-to-peer messaging to route tasks on nodes.

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