NoSQL Database Services Added to Heroku’s PaaS to Aid in Cloud Development

Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider Heroku addes NoSQL data stores to help accelerated cloud development. Added were CouchDB, MongoDB, Membase/Memcached, and Redis; giving Heroku’s customers some of the most sophisticated NoSQL database services for web application development.

“SQL databases have become the proverbial hammer in search of a nail. At the same time many cloud web applications have expanded beyond the sweet spot for these relational database technologies: many demand availability, speed, and fault tolerance over consistency,” said Adam Wiggins, co-founder of Heroku. “NoSQL databases help meet these new requirements by providing solutions that are tailored specifically for web apps that rely upon data that is document-centric, transient, and/or graph-like in nature.”

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