Fourteen Gemini Partners Present Cloudian S3 EcoSystem Use Cases

TOKYO, Japan — Apr 19, 2012
Gemini Mobile Technologies KK (Gemini) announced today that it will exhibit Cloudian® at the 3rd Cloud Computing Expo in Tokyo. Cloudian is a packaged software product which enables the building of cloud storage systems that are fully compliant with Amazon S3 REST API.

“Basic Knowledge of NOSQL; Database Technology to Prepare for Big Data”

At the Cloudian booth, Cloudian customers and partners from around the world will share use cases of Cloudian, S3 ecosystem, Big Data, cloud solutions, next-generation clouds, and M2M. Fourteen companies will present, including Nifty, Rakuten, Aplix, Vodafone, Ericsson, and Value Added Resellers such as Creationline Inc. and Core Micro Systems Inc.


Big Data is a term that was used first by Internet engineers to refer to the simultaneous, sudden rush of various types of data in enormous quantities. While the data items themselves may be small, there are massive amounts of them which need to be processed at high speed simultaneously, such as in the case of Twitter, which processes over 10 TB of data per day.

Big Data was beyond the scope of assumptions for conventional database technologies and required robust, costly data storage equipment. Cloud computing technologies provide solutions for Big Data with large-scale, distributed, parallel data processing systems using low-cost commodity servers. Cloud technologies are used for many cloud services such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook, to name a few.

Amazon S3 is the leading cloud storage service, and its interface (S3 REST API) is public. S3 API has become the de-facto standard for cloud storage. Today the rapidly growing S3 Ecosystem already has hundreds of services and applications and almost a trillion objects stored.

Worldwide, the S3 Ecosystem is expanding from public cloud services used by the general public into private clouds used inside corporations and group organizations, hybrid public and private clouds used for data backup, and machine-to-machine (M2M) communication.

Gemini’s Cloudian is a packaged software product based on Big Data cloud computing technology, and allows service providers and enterprises to fully leverage the existing applications and services in the S3 Ecosystem. Cloudian has a global proven track record of commercial use for cloud storage services, including “Nifty Cloud Storage” in Japan. The software product can be also used for enterprise private clouds and hybrid clouds.

Presentations at the Cloudian exhibition booth

At the Cloudian booth of the Cloud Computing Expo, Gemini’s Customers and VARs will introduce global use cases of Cloudian, Big Data, cloud solutions, next-generation clouds, and M2M. Fourteen companies will present, including:

  • Creationline Inc.
  • Core Micro Systems Inc.
  • Aplix Corporation
  • Ericsson Japan KK
  • Science Information Systems Co., Ltd.
  • Clara Online, Inc.
  • TOUA Corporation
  • Nifty Corporation
  • Vodafone Global Enterprise Limited.
  • Midokura Group
  • Rakuten Institute of Technology, Rakuten, Inc.
  • Riverbed Technology KK
  • Gemini Mobile Technologies, Inc.
  • Gemini Mobile Technologies KK

About Cloudian exhibition booth

Date: May 9 (Wed) to May 11 (Fri), 2012
Venue: Tokyo Big Site (East Hall 1) (Booth: East 3-27)
Event: Third Cloud Computing Expo (Spring)
Time schedule: Please visit an event page of our web site.

A prize drawing is also planned at theCloudian booth. Visitors can win a new book in Japanese, ” Basic Knowledge of NOSQL; Database Technology to Prepare for Big Data” , written by Gemini.

Characteristics of Cloudian

1. Fully compliant with S3 REST API(*)

There are hundreds of web services, applications, appliances, tools, and others that use S3 REST API, including Dropbox, a file sharing service. They form a growing S3 ecosystem that is becoming a de facto standard.Cloudian users can use these S3 REST API based applications and other ecosystem products on an as-is basis.

2. Highly scalable, flexible, reliable and available

Cloudian is highly scalable and flexible to allow cloud service providers and enterprises to economically increase a storable data size of clusters by adding commodity IA servers to cope with the growing volume of data needing to be stored.Cloudian is also reliable and available via multiple Datacenters (multi-Datacenter feature) which is effective for disaster recovery, automatic data replication on multiple servers, and automatic recovery and rebalancing upon server failures.Cloudian is based on NOSQL database technology to implement these features. In addition, “HyperStore™”, a unique technology developed by Gemini, is used to improve performance and efficient use of hard disks.

Please visit the following site for details of Cloudian:

A trial version ofCloudian is offered to free of charge for thirty days. Nearly 100 companies globally have applied for a trial to date. Please visit the following site for details:

S3 REST API: It is an API (Application Programming Interface) that is publicly available from Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service), a cloud storage service provided by AWS (Amazon Web Service), through a REST (Representational State Transfer) method.

*Generally names of companies, systems and products included in this press release are trademarks, including registered marks, of individual companies.

About Gemini

Gemini plans, develops, and provides varied products from large-scale commercial systems for telecom operators, including “Cloudian”, a cloud storage product that is fully compliant with S3 REST API, and “Hibari”, a NOSQL database, to high-quality software for service providers and enterprises. Gemini is located in Tokyo, San Francisco, and Beijing.

Cloudian and Hibari are registered trademarks of Gemini Mobile Technologies.

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Cloudian® is the registered mark of Gemini Mobile Technologies K.K

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