NuoDB is a technology company specializing in database management system (DBMS) using SQL technology to access data in the cloud. The company was launched in 2008 where it was known as NimbusDB but changed to NuoDB in 201.
Its functioning has been characterized as NewSQL due to its elasticity. Though it’s innovation, it still retains the characteristics of the old SQL technology while also allowing scaling by adding new features to improve the cloud computing experience.
Cloud based applications will communicate with NuoDB databases through SQL database injections to provide a reliable exchange of information just like the other databases such as relational databases enabling it to handle more than one million transactions per second.
But the difference is in the architecture. NuoDB utilizes a tiered technique which comprises of transaction engines (TE) and storage managers (SM) which enable data to be predictable. Also when the need arises to increase the size of the database, you just add more storage managers along with transaction engines.
Besides this, NuoDB beats the other databases when it comes to ease of scaling. Instead of replacing its hardware like the others, with NuoDB, you increase the number of servers.
NuoDB is a freemium service, where there are a free version and two premium package; professional and business version. This has empowered the company to work towards its goal; building a database that enables businesses that rely on cloud-computing.