IBM today said it will shop for Cloudant, a hot startup that provides a database account from the cloud.

Hip adaptable and web app developers use Cloudant’s non-relational database for autumn lots of circuitous baggy data. Which is why the accord could advice Big Blue advance its acceptability as a bequest technology provider.

Terms of the accord weren’t disclosed.

The accord comes afterwards IBM has angled bottomward on its billow efforts, with the accretion aftermost year of infrastructure-as-a-service provider SoftLayer. SoftLayer was a hit amid bold developers and companies that capital “bare metal” servers for apartment computationally accelerated applications. And aftermost night IBM appear it’s committing added money in the platform-as-a-service breadth to let developers bound body and analysis applications.

IBM Buys NoSQL Cloud Provider Cloudant

Cloudant is addition technology that could address to adolescent developers gluttonous accessible admission to assets in the cloud.

Cloudant aftermost appear allotment in May, with a $12 actor round. Rackspace, an IBM adversary in the public-cloud market, participated, as did the intelligence community’s adventure arm, In-Q-Tel. Cloudant added geospatial and aegis appearance to its artefact in acknowledgment to requests from intelligence agencies as allotment of the In-Q-Tel funding, Cloudant arch controlling Derek Schoettle told VentureBeat in an account aftermost year.

Cloudant’s database is based on CouchDB, which is a acidity of NoSQL database that food abstracts in JSON documents. Added players in the NoSQL bazaar accommodate Couchbase, MongoDB, and Basho.

Boston-based Cloudant already runs its database on IBM’s SoftLayer cloud. It additionally lets barter set up versions of the database on added accessible clouds, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft’s Windows Azure, Joyent, and Rackspace. It’s cryptic if that will change anytime soon. Meanwhile Amazon and Google anniversary accept their own NoSQL database-as-a-service options. The above has DynamoDB, and the closing has the Billow Datastore. By affairs Cloudant, IBM cements its abode as a go-to abode for a NoSQL database active in a cloud.

Plus, IBM will get abounding barter through the Cloudant deal, including Adobe, DHL, Heroku, Nokia, Expedia, Ticketmaster, and Virtru.