Rackspace Acquires ObjectRocket, Enters Database as a Service Provider Market

Rackspace Hosting has acquired ObjectRocket, a MongoDB database as a service (DBaaS) provider. Through the acquisition, Rackspace says it will broaden its OpenStack-based open cloud platform to provide a NoSQL DBaaS, and establish a strong presence within the high-growth NoSQL database market.

The ObjectRocket offering is planned to be available in early March for Rackspace customers in its Chicago facility and then be integrated across Rackspace's Open Cloud portfolio.  ObjectRocket also leverages AWS Direct Connect to provide low latency and free bandwidth to AWS customers and will continue to be sold as a standalone service.

ObjectRocket’s platform is architected to provide an easy-to-use, consistently fast and scalable MongoDB environment. According to the companies, the ObjectRocket founding team collectively brings more than 50 years of experience in scaling large data systems, including MongoDB. They have also designed and managed systems that power some of the busiest sites on the web, and played key founding development roles at companies like Shutterfly, PayPal, eBay and AOL. Co-founder Kenny Gorman has also been recognized as a MongoDB Master, which is a designation awarded by 10gen to only 35 MongoDB core contributors and community evangelists around the world.

To view ObjectRocket’s performance benchmarking test results and methodology, go here