IAggressive investment and acquisition from Big Blue continues in the domain of cloud computing technology; the latest example is proposed Cloudant acquisition.
This was announced by the IBM corporation on this weekend that it is going to acquire the Cloudant, the provider of cloud computing based database as a service DBaaS. This acquisition is being made to strengthen the cloud computing portfolio of the company, who is aggressively seeking to establish itself as the leader in cloud computing technology. Although, the terms and conditions of the acquisition were not disclosed in the official statement from the company.
This acquisition came after the big announcement of the company to invest billions of dollars in this domain of business, acquisition of SoftLayer, and establishing the separate business units for cloud computing and cognitive computing.
In the official statement, it was further elaborated that the Cloudant company would be placed under the newly established business unit called Information and Analytics Group. This business unit is a part of IBM software and systems group. The services offered by the Cloudant will be integrated with the existing cloud computing service portfolios of the company running under the cover of SoftLayer.
The “Cloudant” offers the innovative, flexible and highly featured database related solutions for synchronizing and managing the data in different structures through its popular JSON cloud computing based data service. With the merger of Cloudant service into the IBM cloud services, the later one would be more featured, flexible, scalable and customer oriented.
According to the statement, the technology used in Cloudant database service would be integrated with the IBM’s Apps development platform for mobiles called MobileFirst, which will enable the developers to develop the web and mobile applications fully integrated with the structured and unstructured database. With the integration of the Cloudant’s cloud computing based data base services into the WorkLight platform of the IBM application development platform, the company would be able to leverage its influence to the developers and professionals to work on its cloud platforms.
Many analysts believe that with the acquisition of Cloudant DBaaS services with the cloud computing profile of IBM would strengthen the global data distribution and the geo load balancing, which will enable the company to offer highly efficient and robust cloud services to the enterprise customers and the developers in the marketplace.