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NuoDB, Inc., is a Cambridge, MA-based technology leader that provides an elastically scalable Cloud database. NuoDB's patented architecture shatters the traditional barriers in SQL performance and scalability without compromising on the features and guarantees of relational databases. NuoDB customers include AutoZone, NorthPoint Solutions and ComplianceMetrix. NuoDB was launched in 2010 by industry-renowned database architect Jim Starkey and accomplished software CEO Barry Morris.



Bytes is Bytes

June 17, 2014


By mjmichaels

Seemed like a simple Jira, an easy bug fix to check off my list - a problem with our JDBC PreparedStatement#setByte().  What followed was the proverbial can of worms.  I started to think about and overthink BINARY data. How is it used?  What is stored in BINARY fields?  How do people insert data into BINARY fields?    

I found the behavior of NuoDB to be odd, not necessarily wrong, but odd.   

First of all, it's worthy to note that one way NuoDB differs from other SQL databases, is that BINARY and VARBINARY (or BINARY



NuoDB 2.0.4 Has Arrived!

May 29, 2014


By plothridge

Of course, every release has criteria that need to be met. In the case with NuoDB 2.0.4 the criteria were simple, and rooted firmly in product quality and stability. Sure, we may say it often and you might consider it a given, but quality was truly our sole focus for this release. We dropped nearly everything from our queue that didn't have a direct and verifiable impact on it. This investment in quality has a cost, one that we accept and embrace, because it has a lasting longer term value for



By aabrevaya

With our latest release cycle we faced a problem that impacted extremely load intensive long running (multi-day) tests.  The symptom was a slow but steady increase in Resident Set Size (RSS) that impacted both our Transaction Engines (TEs) and Storage Managers (SMs).  On large machines unless you're looking at "ps" stats you wouldn't notice it, but on typical cloud hardware the OOM killer would take out the NuoDB processes.

Since our system is written in C++, the obvious thought was that we had a memory