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IBM is creeping towards the cloud, picking up startups on the way, including a NoSQL database company to fill in some of the perceived shortcomings of DB2. The acquisition of Cloudant was announced on Monday and will give IBM control of a NoSQL "database-as-a-service" (DBaaS) [As a service? What the hell was a database …

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Boffin

Funny... JSON fiddling...

The weird thing is that they (IBM) already has JSON stuff baked in to their IDS (Informix) Engine already. Not as a datablade, but as part of the query language itself. (Or so I am informed.)

Not sure why they bought Cloudant, but then again, IBM has been doing some peculiar things of late...

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Even stranger...

The creator of CouchDB, Damien Katz, used to work on the Lotus Notes products.

http://damienkatz.net/2005/01/formula-engine-rewrite.html

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Re: Even stranger...

Wow... smells of Mike Olson and selling his companies to Larry Ellison... ;-)

Yet another product in the Information Management pillar to help make the message even more 'cloudier' and not in a good way. ;-)

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