Data as a Service

An article from Under The Radar lists five companies that provide “data-as-a-service”. (via ReadWriteWeb)

Scaling databases is a hard problem, in fact, both Google and Facebook have had to build their own solutions to avoid buckling under today’s online and data-thirsty society. But where does this leave companies of who can’t build their own massive scale solutions because they’re too busy focusing on their core business? Hence today’s database debate: SQL or noSQL? This has left large enterprises such as banks, media companies and even healthcare institutions looking to innovative startups to provide scaling solutions and manage data as the company grows.

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