Rackspace (RAX -0.2%) expands its cloud database offerings by acquiring ObjectRocket, a provider...

|About: Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (RAX)|By:, SA News Editor

Rackspace (RAX -0.2%) expands its cloud database offerings by acquiring ObjectRocket, a provider of hosted unstructured databases relying on the increasingly popular NoSQL structure. Rackspace already supports a variety of structured database platforms; NoSQL, often used in big data projects, can provide better scalability and support for unconventional data formats, at the expense of consistency. Terms aren't disclosed.