Since 2005, my partner Jason Pelletier and I have had the privilege of working with numerous great clients through our company, Found Line. While we have enjoyed this work, it’s time for us to move on to other things.
Cloudant (acquired by IBM earlier this year) is a fully-managed NoSQL database-as-a-service (DBaaS). If you’ve used CouchDB, then Cloudant should look familiar to you. Cloudant extends CouchDB with built-in scalability and many other features including chained MapReduce, full text indexing, and geo queries. Like CouchDB, data in Cloudant is accessed through a RESTful API that allows you to create, read, update, and delete documents. Data can be queried though a primary index or through secondary indexes. Secondary indexes can be built using MapReduce or the newly released Cloudant Query.
As a Developer Advocate, I will engage with and support developers who are using Cloudant in their software applications. This will include everything from writing documentation, building example applications, blogging, speaking at conferences, presenting webinars, organizing meetups, and training other developers. I’m looking forward to this opportunity to help other developers build their applications using Cloudant.