Web Service Providers (e.g. gaming, SNS, file sharing, webmail) and Enterprises (e.g. ecommerce, data mining, email) are beginning to solve Big Data problems economically with NOSQL (Not Only SQL) technology, which originates from Cloud Storage technologies at Google, Facebook, and Amazon. However, as NOSQL technologies are relatively new, early adopters are spending significant resources in the training, set up, and operations of NOSQL server clusters. Storage OnDemand services enabled by Cloudian lower the technology and cost barriers for companies to benefit from NOSQL Technologies: companies pay for only usage and do not need to buy and operate servers and new database technologies.
Customers can choose which Cloudian enabled ISP/CSP to store their data. In addition, Cloudian allows ISPs/CSPs to easily set up private clouds for customers requiring custom Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
"To harness the power of the Social Web, every business with an online presence must find solutions to Big Data problems," said Michael Tso, co-founder and COO of Gemini. "With Cloudian, NOSQL Cloud Storage technology becomes easier and cheaper, giving users more choices and better service."
Cloudian currently supports the Amazon S3 REST API with a Cassandra database backend. Future versions will support other NOSQL database backends and their native APIs. Cloudian is available for free evaluation at: http://www.geminimobile.com/big-data-solutions/cloudian_eval_agr.php5