On March 4th, IBM announced the completion of its acquisition of Cloudant, Inc., accelerating and extending IBM’s Big Data & Analytics portfolio, specifically data management capabilities, with a NoSQL, database-as-a-service (DBaaS) for web-scale and mobile applications. Cloudant is also available as part of IBM’s Cloud Platform and IBM MobileFirst solutions, and is now an IBM company.

Delivered as a cloud service, Cloudant eliminates complexity by enabling developers of fast-growing web and mobile apps to focus on developing their applications without the need to manage database infrastructure or growth. Cloudant’s cloud data layer offers agility, scalability, simplicity and speed to market that make it an appealing offering for developers.

Key differentiators of Cloudant’s DBaaS that set it apart from competitors include:

This strategic acquisition brings to IBM 260 customers across industries including: mobile, gaming, online learning, retail and healthcare. Founded in 2008, Cloudant is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with offices in Seattle, Washington and Bristol, United Kingdom and has 65 employees worldwide.

Cloudant joins IBM's Big Data & Analytics portfolio within Information Management led by Beth Smith, General Manager.