NuoDB is a cloud-based database management system (DBMS) oriented for SQL. Because it retains traditional SQL database features while being upgraded for cloud use, NuoDB may be categorized as a NewSQL database system. However, what makes NuoDB cloud database remarkable is its three-tier structure. With administrative, transactional and storage tiers, the system works without close coupling an application on a disk drive. This layered approach makes database management smoother and clears obstructions typically caused by certain cloud applications.
NuoDB was conceived in 2008, and launched in 2010 by two industry leading innovators: renowned database architect Jim Starkey and enterprise software executive Barry Morris. Their vision was to develop a smarter, more powerful database with enough elasticity to adapt to the emerging requirements of today’s business-critical cloud applications. They accomplished this and more, and today NuoDB is backed by a senior management team that includes executives from the biggest names in technology including Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Microsoft, Oracle, BroadVision and Object Design, according to NuoDB.com.