The Cloudant Blog

Secure Your Spot: CloudantCON Registration Now Open!

We’re excited to announce that on June 17th in San Francisco, Cloudant will be hosting the inaugural CloudantCON! CloudantCON will bring together hundreds of Web developers, distributed systems engi... Read More

April 14, 2014    |    Lynnette Nolan

Cloudant and Heartbleed

The discovery of the Heartbleed bug (CVE-2014-0160) on Monday revealed that a vulnerability with OpenSSL may have exposed sensitive data, including SSL certification secret keys and user passwords, ac... Read More

April 9, 2014    |    Adam Kocoloski

Announcing Cloudant Geospatial

Today we’re excited to officially offer Cloudant Geospatial to our dedicated customers. Our team has been working hard to extend Cloudant’s data layer to efficiently store and serve the massive qu... Read More

March 21, 2014    |    Anthony Abdulla

Syncing Car Telemetry Data in Real-Time: Ford’s OpenXC API and Cloudant’s Traffic Tamer App

The London Traffic Challenge OpenXC is a combination of open source hardware and software that allows developers to read car telemetry data in real time. This work is being led by Ford. OpenXC softwar... Read More

March 13, 2014    |    Norman Barker

The NoSQL “Family Tree”

A few weeks back, one of our marketing teammates caught me explaining the NoSQL product landscape to some new employees, and they thought it would make a pretty infographic. I use this diagram a lot t... Read More

March 12, 2014    |    Sam Bisbee

Recap of Novartis-Physion Webcast: NoSQL & DBaaS in Life Sciences

From small startups to large enterprises, Cloudant’s DBaaS lets businesses focus on developing applications and features — and make use of their data — rather than bearing the cost and risk of m... Read More

March 10, 2014    |    Lynnette Nolan

HealPay Ports Ruby App to Backbone.js and Node.js for Better Database Performance at Scale

HealPay started in 2010, offering a better way to collect debts with SettlementApp. Three years later, they developed RentRollApp, an app landlords can use to receive monthly rent payments. HealPay’... Read More

March 5, 2014    |    Lynnette Nolan

“SQL to NoSQL Migration” Published in php[architect]

The February issue of php[architect] (subscription required) concerns a favorite topic of mine: Databases. I had the privilege to join the ranks for php[architect] authors again to publish a short pie... Read More

March 4, 2014    |    Benjamin Young

New Cloudants Elected Apache CouchDB™ Committers

I’m excited to announce that two more Cloudants have been named Apache CouchDB committers! Max Thayer and Benjamin Young’s elections recognize their significant contributions and commitment to the... Read More

February 28, 2014    |    Paul Davis

Webizing your database with Linked Data in JSON-LD on Cloudant

The Web, as of course you know, is covered with links. These links connect related pages of information together and allow the person (or machine) browsing the web to follow those links to gather more... Read More

February 27, 2014    |    Benjamin Young

Scaling Out of the Gate and Support on Demand with DBaaS [Webcast]

During a recent webcast, Cloudant CXO Sam Bisbee spoke with Travell Perkins, CTO of at Fidelity Investments. Travell introduced us to the FidSafe service, which enables Fidelity’s 20 mil... Read More

February 24, 2014    |    Lynnette Nolan

Introducing Cloudant Sync, Open Source Libraries for Mobile

Today we’re announcing the open-sourcing of our Android™ and iOS® sync libraries. Our press release discusses some of the business drivers for this, but, as project lead, I wanted to talk a littl... Read More

February 18, 2014    |    Mike Rhodes

Integrating Github and Cloudant using Webhooks

Webhooks is a simple HTTP usage pattern for implementing simple subscriptions via a simple "hook" system. They essentially amount to HTTP-based "callbacks." The typical Webhook is set up this way: use... Read More

February 17, 2014    |    Benjamin Young

SEO Experts Stickyeyes Crawl the Web Faster with Cloudant DBaaS

With search rankings changing in real-time, SEO experts can’t afford to lose tracking time, or lose time dealing with database administration. And no one understands that more than Ben Davies, head ... Read More

February 12, 2014    |    Lynnette Nolan

Quilter: Open Source File Sharing

Legend has it that, having forgotten to bring the USB stick containing most of his code along on a bus ride to New York, Dropbox's founder Drew Houston began prototyping a project to sync files over t... Read More

February 7, 2014    |    Max Thayer

Coding for Eventual Consistency

Jan Lehnardt recently wrote Understanding CouchDB Conflicts, which explains some of the nit and grit behind eventual consistency in CouchDB and Cloudant, but underlying Jan’s article is the question... Read More

January 23, 2014    |    Max Thayer

“Search Simply” published in php[architect]

php[architect] published my "Search Simply" article in their December 2013 issue. It was a great way to end the year! "Search Simply" covers the simplicity and power of full-text s... Read More

January 21, 2014    |    Benjamin Young

CORS and Faceted Search — Coming Soon to a Cloudant Cluster Near You

We’re always working behind the scenes to make Cloudant’s database service faster and easier to use. Sometimes that means stuff that’s more exciting for us than it is for you, like better build-... Read More

January 15, 2014    |    Dan DeMichele

CouchDB Writ Large at Apache CouchDB™ Conf 2013

The Vancouver Apache CouchDB Conference was awesome. If you didn’t come, don’t miss the next one! Aside from the outstanding things I learned — PouchDB is even cooler than I thought, plugins and... Read More

January 2, 2014    |    Mike Miller

The Cloudant Training Roadshow

2014 is just around the corner, and we couldn't think of a better way to kick off the new year than with a fresh Cloudant training program. If you're new to our service, this is the right time to dive... Read More

December 23, 2013    |    Mike Breslin

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