Rackspace to bring ObjectRocket to Australia this year

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Rackspace to bring ObjectRocket to Australia this year

Delayed database deployment.

Local Rackspace customers will be able to access fast unstructured data storage this year as the cloud services provider prepares to launch ObjectRocket in Australia.

A spokesperson for Rackspace Australia confirmed ObjectRocket will be available for local customers later this year, but declined to provide a date. ObjectRocket has been available at Rackspace's United States, UK and Hong Kong instances since last year.

The company previously told iTnews locally hosted ObjectRocket MongoDB instances would be offered towards the end of 2013, using Amazon Web Services Direct Connect network links to customers.

Australian pricing will be along the lines of what UK customers pay, the spokesperson said - between US$25 a month for a 1 gigabyte and one database, and going to US$1875 per month for 100GB for a distributed MongoDB "shard" that has unlimited databases and solid state disks as part of its feature set.

Up to 10 petabyte databases are also currently possible.

ObjectRocket is built around the open source NoSQL MongoDB database, which uses document-oriented storage.

The database service aims to provide faster performance and better scalability than traditional relational structured query language (SQL) data stores, using dynamic schemas that allow for application development changes in real time and easy deployment of databases across multiple servers.

Rackspace acquired ObjectRocket in February last year.

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