NuoDB is a scalable SQL database software built for the cloud. NuoDB is proprietary software designed in 2012 by a Massachusetts database company of the same name. While developing the software, the company took a different approach to data structure and transmission, giving birth to a highly elastic and scalable database management system.
Approach and Technology
NuoDB has evolved into NewSQL, an advanced SQL with capabilities to scale and perform in high-demand cloud environments. The database uses distributed server instances as network nodes for delegating workloads between them in a peer-to-peer model. This means new server instances can scale out the database.
NuoDB uses SQL to perform its ACID-compliance transactions. In the process of scaling to accommodate short bursts of data requests, it is capable of maintaining transactional integrity. The transactions are routed through a three-tier structure namely administration, transaction and storage tiers. Isolating these layers ensures that data does not mix up during a transaction and reconciliation is easy in the event of a failure.
NuoDB has become the industry standard for mission-critical cloud applications. It is popular among companies whose functions involve processing large sets of data. Companies such as UAE Exchange, Kodiak and Alfa systems use NuoDB technology for data management and processing.