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Acunu NoSQL Appliance

GigaOm reports that Big Data Startup Acunu Raises Small Funding. These guys (based in London) are building a HW appliance with SSD for a variety of NoSQL stores, currently supporting Cassandra and an Amazon S3 compatible RESTful interface.

The Acunu Storage Core is an open source next-generation storage stack built from the ground up for Big Data. Running inside the Linux Kernel, it powers databases like Acunu’s Distribution for Cassandra through a native key-value interface. It brings a host of benefits, including performance from large cost-effective SATA disks and consumer-grade SSDs — while actually enhancing data integrity. It virtually eliminates the risk and performance impact of disk rebuilds.

Let’s see if there’s a market for NoSQL appliances…