IBM Announces Plans to Buy Cloudant
At its Pulse 2014 conference in Las Vegas, IBM announced a definitive agreement to acquire Boston, MA-based Cloudant, Inc., a privately held database-as-a-service (DBaaS) provider that enables developers to easily and quickly create next generation mobile and web apps. According to IBM, Cloudant will extend the company’s Big Data and Analytics, Cloud Computing and Mobile offerings. Cloudant’s 260 customers occupy a variety of industries, such as gaming, financial services, mobile device manufacturers, online learning, retail and healthcare, and its customers include Novartis, Fidelity Investments, Monsanto and U.S. government intelligence agencies.
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NOTE: This column was originally published in the Pund-IT Review.