FatCloud, the developer of FatDB, has released a new free package for developers called the FatDB Community Edition. Additionally, FatCloud has partnered with CloudShare, a provider of virtual environments in the cloud, to provide a hosted evaluation.
The new, free FatDB Community Edition is a fully functional version of the .NET NoSQL database, which offers capabilities including the FatDB Management Studio, a multi-node cache and easy integration with Microsoft SQL Server. These features enable developers to build production apps that scale from one to hundreds of servers.
The free FatDB Community Edition offers the same capabilities as the Standard Edition, however, with the Community Edition, the SLA and support are provided by the community. In the Standard Edition, the SLA and support are provided by FatCloud. The Enterprise Edition includes all the features of the Standard Edition plus multi-data center capabilities, advanced SQL Sync and the highest support SLA’s. Multi-Data Center and Advanced SQL Sync will be available for the Enterprise Edition in Q2 2014.
CloudShare’s hosted FatDB
The partnership with CloudShare, a provider of virtual environments in the cloud, headquartered in San Mateo, CA, enables developers who don’t have access to dedicated server hardware to trial FatDB; to build their databases and applications in the cloud and to get online in minutes. This hosted solution gives customers free access for 14 days to a 4-node test and evaluation environment, preconfigured with FatDB, IIS, SQL Server and Visual Studio.
“We want to get FatDB into the hands of as many developers as possible so we’re excited these initiatives do just that,” said Ian Miller, President and CEO at FatCloud. “FatDB gives Windows developers a highly scalable data store for e-commerce, mobile or web apps. It offers polyglot persistence and bi-directional sync to SQL Server, which enables SQL Server data to be forward integrated into these new apps. And, all without the need to re-develop legacy apps.”