NuoDB is a modern SQL style database management system. It is designed to be used within the cloud database.NuoDB keeps your database operations simple and efficient which saves money and time. Despite it’s SQL architecture, it is still smart, simple, and scalable. NuoDB is durable and rarely experiences downtime. One big advantage for the cloud database is the NuoDB peer to peer architecture. This architecture greatly improves all functions in the cloud database without compromising speed. What separates NuoDB from typical databse management systems by using a three tier design. It has administrative, transactional, and storage tiers. This allows NuoDB to function faster and more efficiently in the cloud database. NuoDB was created in 2008 under the name NimbusDB. The original version of NuoDB was released in 2013 to the public. Jim Starkey was the lead designer for the software and is considered to be an industry elite. He retired in 2012 from the company but still serves in an advisory role.