Some great news from Basho today – both great testaments to the momentum for both company and for the marketplace for NoSQL and other distributed data solutions like Riak.
First – Basho and our partner Trifork have helped the National Board of E-Health in Denmark create a scalable, highly available database for its Shared Medicine Card program. This system in time will enable all Danish citizens and their physicians to access their complete prescription history from any device in real time.
This is an important development for patients. Think about it. Imagine you have just been in an accident, and you are transported by ambulance to the hospital, one where you’ve never been. In order to treat you a doctor prefers that he knows what drugs you’re on, have taken recently, and what drugs to which you might be allergic. If you’re unconscious and the doctor cannot access or find your medical history – this could lead to delays or to administration of a drug that could cause harmful or fatal reactions. In short – this is a breakthrough concept and we are super stoked to be a part of its success.
Second – Basho is pleased to announce that it has closed an additional equity round of funding of $5m. The round included only existing investors – and the funds will be used to make Riak an even better product. We have some seriously awesome plans for additional features, platform capabilities, cloud tools etc.
We are just scratching the surface of what Basho is looking to do – the funding and customer momentum means we’ll be able to continue building an amazing open source product to solve problems traditional data management tools simply cannot. And as we move towards the end of an amazing 2011 for Basho – we can not wait to really blow the lid off this thing in 2012.