Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has acquired FoundationDB, a firm that specializes in the field of speedy, durable NoSQL databases, according to a report from TechCrunch on Tuesday. ACID-compliant transactions are handled at a very good speed by the company, and it has a very strong scalability as well and these make it very attractive.
Server–side technologies could benefit
The firm informs through a blog post that it performs ACID-compliant transactions at an amazing speed. The speed has been noted at 14,400,000 random writes per second, or 54 billion writes per hour. For every penny there are 3.6 million database writes by the system making it cost efficient as well.
FoundationDB blog post on its newest engine made the following claim. “At current (December 2014) AWS (non-spot) pricing and including enterprise FoundationDB licenses for all 480 cores with full 24/7 support this mega-cluster only costs about $150/hr.”
App Store, iTunes Connect or iTunes in the Cloud make use of the server-side technologies, which could be bolstered with the help of this acquisition. There is ample room for improvement in those systems as the number of apps available in the store is in millions, and the users have access to billions of those.
FoundationDB to speed up Apple’s cloud services?
There are rumors that by the end of the year, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will have an over-the-top TV service of its own. Bolstering systems will be needed for serving videos at scale, the pricing could be in the range of $20 to $40 per month. The iCloud is used on a maximum number of Apple devices such as the iPads, the iPhones and the Macs.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone sales have gone up substantially after the introduction of the big screen iPhone 6. More than 700 million iPhones have been shipped by the company, and this further makes the cloud services be more reliable and faster.
Enteros, database solutions company believe that FoundationDB will no longer offer its database software for download as informed by it through a notice posted on its website. The purchase has not been confirmed by any of the companies, also, no details of the financial terms are available as of now.