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Collaborating with Joyent to run Cloudant on Joyent’s SmartOS is just another example of how we efficiently improve service

Database-as-a-service and cloud infrastructure experts launch first high-performance, multi-tenant service for application developers

BOSTON — 21 March 2013 — Cloudant, provider of a globally distributed database-as-a-service (DBaaS), today announced the company’s service is now available on the Joyent high-performance cloud platform to deliver a finely tuned database technology stack. Joyent designs and drives innovation into its public cloud using unique OS-based virtualisation called SmartOS, which is optimised to support high-scalability applications for cloud computing.

Cloudant’s move to the Joyent public cloud builds on the company’s April 2012 partnership with Joyent, marking the initial availability of Cloudant's NoSQL DBaaS on Joyent. Today, the two companies are also launching a new multi-tenant Cloudant cluster running in the Joyent East Coast data centre. Dedicated Cloudant clusters will be available in every Joyent data centre later this month.

“Collaborating with Joyent to run Cloudant on Joyent’s SmartOS is just another example of how we efficiently improve service,” said Alan Hoffman, co-founder and chief product officer at Cloudant. “Making sure operational data scales flawlessly with application code is challenging, which is why when we see technology that helps our customers, we start integrating it. Now, with Joyent, we’re able to quickly provision Cloudant accounts across the global network of Joyent data centres.”

Cloudant can now take advantage of the dynamic tracing framework and real-time troubleshooting features of DTrace in the Joyent public cloud, which provides deep insight into global system performance and allows both companies to deliver increased application performance to customers.

“We built the Joyent public cloud to power real-time Web, social and mobile applications, so it makes sense to have a DBaaS partner like Cloudant that’s geared toward operational application data,” said Jason Hoffman, founder and CTO of Joyent. “Giving Cloudant the ability to quickly deploy throughout the global environment of our public cloud service aligns with our focus on scalability and performance. That’s what our customers care about most: low cost, real-time systems that are easy to use.”

About Joyent

Joyent is the high-performance cloud infrastructure company, offering the only cloud service that's purpose-built to power today's modern applications. Known for instant scalability, cloud uptime and excellent service and support, Joyent provides both large enterprise and small business customers with the most cost-effective public and hybrid cloud solutions available today. Joyent's customers are among today's fastest-growing brands, including Message Bus, ModCloth, TaskRabbit, Voxer and Wanelo. For more information, visit

About Cloudant

Cloudant provides the world’s first globally distributed database-as-a-service (DBaaS) for loading, storing, analysing, and distributing operational application data for developers of large and/or fast-growing Web and mobile applications. Cloudant’s DBaaS is a managed service that helps developers eliminate the delays, costs, and distractions inherent in working with databases and their administrators, while providing unmatched scalability, availability, and performance. This capability accelerates time-to-market and time-to-innovation because it frees developers from the mechanics of data management so they can focus exclusively on creating great applications. Cloudant is privately held and backed by top-tier investors including Avalon Ventures, In-Q-Tel, Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, and Y Combinator. For more information, visit


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