ObjectRocket to help Rackspace customers scale MongoDB in the cloud

Infotech Lead America: The open cloud company, Rackspace Hosting has announced its definitive agreement to acquire ObjectRocket, a MongoDB database as a service (DBaaS) provider.ObjectRocket’s open source-based MongoDB solution will empower  Rackspace to broaden its OpenStack-based open cloud platform and offer customers a NoSQL DBaaS. The ObjectRocket offering will also immediately expand Rackspace’s capability to help customers handle big data in the cloud for today’s most demanding applications.

According to a report from The 451 Group, “NoSQL software revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of 82 percent to reach $215 million by 2015.” Rackspace will establish a strong presence within the high growth, NoSQL database market with the acquisition of ObjectRocket. ObjectRocket also provides low latency and free bandwidth to AWS customers by leveraging AWS Direct.

ObjectRocket’s platform is specifically designed to provide an easy-to-use, consistently fast and scalable MongoDB environment. The platform features high availability.

ObjectRocket’s RocketScale technology inherently shards instances to enable developers to automatically provision and manage instances. Customers can choose from a variety of plans to suit their workload – from one gigabyte to multi-terabyte scale.

The complete stack has been optimized specifically for MongoDB applications. The network stack, file system, OS kernel, and other resources have been configured to make MongoDB as fast as possible. All data is stored on redundant, blazing-fast Solid State Drives.

During internal tests, ObjectRocket produced a consistent latency of 2ms, which is 10X faster than the closest DBaaS competitor. ObjectRocket met all target throughputs, up to 10,000 ops per second, which is three times the rate of the nearest DBaaS competitor

ObjectRocket owns and controls the entire stack enabling greater visibility into potential platform issues and faster resolution. ObjectRocket provides 24x7x365 fanatical support.

The ObjectRocket founding team have designed and managed systems that power some of the busiest sites on the web, and played key founding development roles at companies like Shutterfly, PayPal, eBay and AOL. Co-founder Kenny Gorman has been recognized as a MongoDB Master, a designation awarded by 10gen to only 35 MongoDB core contributors and community evangelists around the world.

The ObjectRocket offering will be available in early March for Rackspace customers in its Chicago facility and will soon be deeply integrated across Rackspace’s Open Cloud portfolio. ObjectRocket will continue to be sold as a standalone service.

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