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TMCNet:  Cloudant to Host Developer Webinar With Imagine Easy Solutions

[February 20, 2013]

Cloudant to Host Developer Webinar With Imagine Easy Solutions

BOSTON, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Cloudant, a leading provider of a globally distributed database-as-a-service (DBaaS), will host a customer case study webinar on Thursday, February 21, 2013. Hosted in partnership with Imagine Easy Solutions, the webinar will showcase how the company uses Cloudant's NoSQL DBaaS at the core of, and how the site has been designed to support upwards of 40 million users a year and scale to cope with demand.

(Logo: ) Born out of their high-school experiences trying to create bibliography information for their assignments, EasyBib is the first product from Imagine Easy Solutions. It is an intuitive information literacy platform that provides citation, note taking, and research tools that are educational and easy to use. EasyBib prides itself on being accurate, fast, and comprehensive, helping educators teach and students learn how to become effective and organized researchers.

"EasyBib is a fantastic example of how our customers are able to use our DBaaS to build highly scalable, feature- and data-rich Web properties that serve large numbers of users and cope with usage spikes caused by end-of-term assignments, exam coursework, and dissertations," said Derek Schoettle, CEO at Cloudant. "This webinar will provide valuable insight into DBaaS in action, delivering a real-world example of how a developer team built a site around the technology, as well as hearing why they opted for DBaaS over a self-administered database solution." What: In this webinar, attendees will have the chance to hear Darshan Somashekar, co-founder of Imagine Easy Solutions, discuss how the organization developed to become the largest online bibliography website, with 40 million students using it every year. In addition to co-founding Imagine Easy Solutions, Somashekar also worked at Bain & Company and co-founded, which was sold to Facebook in October 2010.

Somashekar will discuss the application and database design decisions the company made to scale in the cloud using Cloudant's DBaaS on Rackspace hosting services. In addition, he will provide an overview of and the architecture it uses, discuss the challenges the company faces trying to scale the site to support millions of users, the pressures of managing its own database, and the benefits that DBaaS offers.

When: Thursday, February 21, 2013, from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. EST.

Information: To register for this webinar, please visit:

For more information about upcoming Cloudant events, please visit:

About Cloudant Cloudant provides the world's first globally distributed database-as-a-service (DBaaS) for loading, storing, analyzing, and distributing operational application data for developers of large and/or fast-growing Web and mobile applications. Cloudant's DBaaS is a managed service that helps developers eliminate the delays, costs, and distractions inherent in working with databases and their administrators, while providing unmatched scalability, availability, and performance. This capability accelerates time-to-market and time-to-innovation because it frees developers from the mechanics of data management so they can focus exclusively on creating great applications. Cloudant is privately held and backed by top-tier investors including Avalon Ventures, In-Q-Tel, Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, and Y Combinator. For more information, visit

Media inquiries: General inquiries and sales: Mark Daly Davies Murphy Group, Inc.

(781) 418-2411 SOURCE Cloudant NewsItemId=NE62934&Transmission_Id=201302200900PR_NEWS_USPR_____NE62934&DateId=20130220

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