“Apple has acquired FoundationDB, a company that specializes in speedy, durable NoSQL databases,” Matthew Panzarino reports for TechCrunch. “A notice on the FoundationDB site notes that it’s no longer offering downloads of its database software. Financial terms of the deal were not available.”
“FoundationDB’s attractiveness came in the speed at which it handled ACID-compliant transactions and coupled that with strong scalability,” Panzarino reports. “It seems likely that this was an acquisition designed to bolster Apple’s server-side technologies for the App Store, iTunes Connect or iTunes in the Cloud. With millions of apps now in the store and billions being served to users, there is undoubtedly room for improvement in those systems. Of course, there is always Apple’s rumored over-the-top TV service, which some reports claim is coming our way later this year.”
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MacDailyNews Note: Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and they generally do not discuss their purpose or plans. 😉
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jeff L.” for the heads up.]