Thursday, July 23, 2015

IBM Acquires Compose for Cloud Database Services

IBM has acquired Compose, a start-up offering MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, and other database as a service (DBaaS) offerings targeted at web and mobile app developers. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Compose, which was founded in 2010 and is based in San Mateo, California, offers auto-scaling, production-ready databases including MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL and RethinkDB. The services includes 24x7 monitoring and management by DBaaS DevOps experts. Compose features:

  • "Containerized" DBaaS platform technology – enabling fast deployment and scaling of popular open source DBaaS services for customers;
  • Auto-scaling with predictable performance;
  • Built-in redundancy, backup, failover for uninterrupted DBaaS service & application uptime;
  • Valuable add-ons including Compose Transporter, which helps developers move data between services like MongoDB and Elasticsearch for easier application development and to provide a better end-user experience.

IBM said its acquisition of Compose continues IBM's commitment to open source technology and communities across the entire cloud stack. In addition to this latest announcement, and the announcement to make the company's container technology available through Docker last month, IBM serves as a founding member of The Cloud Foundry and OpenStack Foundations, a platinum sponsor of the Node.js Foundation and a sponsor of the Open Container Project.

"Compose's breadth of database offerings will expand IBM's Bluemix platform for the many app developers seeking production-ready databases built on open source," said Derek Schoettle, General Manager, IBM Cloud Data Services. "Compose furthers IBM's commitment to ensuring developers have access to the right tools for the job by offering the broadest set of DBaaS service and the flexibility of hybrid cloud deployment."