Cloudant, provider of cloud solutions, has announced a custom development and strategic investment agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the venture arm of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Cloudant provides the Cloudant Data Layer as a service, a secure NoSQL-based cloud database service for developers of fast-growing Web and mobile applications. The U.S. government explores NoSQL technology to build scalable applications that collect, store, analyze and distribute data in more flexible and interactive ways.
The Cloudant Data Layer is a managed NoSQL database service for developers of fast-growing Web and mobile apps. With an Apache CouchDB-compatible, RESTful JSON API, built-in MapReduce, data replication and synch, and full-text search, Cloudant enables fast development and can distribute data across a global network of data centers or mobile devices for fault-tolerant, low-latency access to data by users anywhere.
Lately we see a lot of interest from government agencies all over the world in cloud and Big Data technologies: