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5, 4, 3, 2, 1, - Rackspace acquires ObjectRocket

01 Mar 2013

Rackspace has acquired ObjectRocket, a MongoDB database as a service (DBaaS) provider, closing the deal as of yesterday.

The open cloud company says the definitive agreement will help Rackspace broaden its OpenStack-based open cloud platform to offer customers a NoSQL DBaaS.

The ObjectRocket offering also expands Rackspace’s capability to help customers shoulder big data in the cloud according to senior vice president Pat Matthews.

“Databases are the core of any application and expertise in the most popular database technologies will be critical to us delivering Fanatical Support in the open cloud,” he says.

“As we look to expand our open cloud database offering into the MongoDB world, we are really excited to work with the entrepreneurs and engineers at ObjectRocket.”

ObjectRocket owns and controls the entire stack of 24x7 Fanatical Support, allowing for greater visibility into potential platform issues and faster resolution.

“As the inventors and leading developers of MongoDB, 10gen is pleased to support Rackspace and their customers in the launch of Rackspace’s first non-relational database as a service product,” says Max Schireson, CEO, 10gen.

“We think the market will be excited to see Rackspace deliver a NoSQL DBaaS offer based on MongoDB, the most popular NoSQL database.”

Independent research director Matt Aslett from 451 Research believes the move will expand Rackspace's database services to support non-relational operational applications.

"MongoDB is emerging as the primary NoSQL database of choice," he said. "Driven by its flexibility and ease of development, giving Rackspace an opportunity to serve existing customers with a new service and target new customers by providing differentiating configuration and management capabilities."

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