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IIJ to Build Infrastructure for docomo market (i-mode)

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TOKYO-August 18, 2011-Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, TSE1: 3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, today announced it built the infrastructure for NTT DOCOMO,INC.'s docomo market (i-mode) app store using the IIJ GIO Service.

To create a high volume data processing infrastructure on IIJ GIO, PCPhase Corporation in using NoSQL (*1) such as Cassandra and Hadoop, open source based high volume data processing platform.

The docomo market is a portal to distribute apps, music, ebooks, and other content to smartphones and i-mode® phones created by NTT DOCOMO. Since December 2010, NTT DOCOMO has been offering "docomo market (i-mode)" for i-mode users.

When building the infrastructure for this service, NTT DOCOMO was looking for a partner that could get up and running quickly, and because they expected to have about 20 million i-mode users accessing this service, they were looking to use a cloud-based infrastructure. IIJ GIO is flexible-servers and network can be scaled easily-so even when traffic volume spikes, the quality of the service is unaffected, which was a big selling point for NTT DOCOMO. By using open source solutions on IIJ GIO, a low-cost, flexible system could be created, and thus IIJ GIO was selected.

Building a low-cost, eminently scalable infrastructure requires a high-performance database. To overcome this hurdle, a cloud service is used along with extensive use of NoSQL and other open source software. IIJ will conclude an IIJ GIO Partner Program contract with PCPhase to integrate IIJ GIO and NoSQL Solutions to provide network infrastructure optimized to meet the needs of the client's system.

(*1) NoSQL:The term means Not Only SQL. It refers those databases which focused on scalability and high performance. It is a broad class of database management systems that differ from classic relational database management systems.

Note: "i-mode" is a registered trademark of NTT DOCOMO.