back to article NoSQL slinger Basho looks like it's suffering from a case of NoBIZ

NoSQL database supplier Basho is looking for a sale. Basho Technologies provides the Riak KV (key:value) and TS (Time Series) databases to store massive data lakes. It's recently had a focus on the Internet of Things and processing at the edge. We have been hearing that the company has fallen on hard times. It last issued a …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Inevitable, but a pity. Riak has ended up pigeonholed as a component rather than an application or platform, and probably rightly so. I can't help but think back to the postmortem of RethinkDB (http://www.defstartup.org/2017/01/18/why-rethinkdb-failed.html) . Just never made it clear enough what value it provided as a product.

  2. Androgynous Cow Herd

    based on the amount of capital raised...

    They needed to learn to sell much better a long time ago.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: based on the amount of capital raised...

      Their sales and support people knew their trade quite well. What did them in was loss of focus.

  3. Ian Michael Gumby Silver badge

    No critical mass

    They were doomed long ago because they never gained critical mass in terms of a customer base.

    I guess many here are too young to remember all of the failed companies with decent products back in the 90's. Silicon Valley is littered with them.

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