NuoDB, a Massachusetts based technology firm founded in 2008, has been a leader in database development and innovation since its inception. Now, as cloud technology comes to the forefront of many enterprises, NuoDB is staking out new ground in this field.
Their system is an elastic SQL (Standard Query Language) database, designed to work within the cloud. Its distributed architecture allows it to work within the cloud, and as you add more servers to the system, the entire database will run faster. Their tiered approach allows for multiple transaction engines and storage managers within their system.
Its design aligns with the 12 principles of relational databases set out by IBM designer Edgar Codd. It combines many of the desired elements of distributed cloud databases: elastic scalability, nonstop availability, and distributed security.
It comes in a free to use version for developers (Community Edition), a standard professional version, and an enterprise version for large scale companies. Also, each version can be dynamically tuned to meet specific client needs.