IBM acquires database service provider Compose

IBM has acquired Compose, a provider of MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, and other database as a service (DBaaS) offerings targeted at web and mobile app developers.

The acquisition of San Mateo, CA-based Compose furthers IBM’s strategy to accelerate developer productivity and innovation around open source and cloud data services.

The size of the cloud database market is expected to be $14 billion by 2019, according to industry estimates. Open source databases like MongoDB are a significant part of the database sector. Several clients from industries, including retail, IoT, higher education, marketing services and e-commerce have created over 100,000 databases with Compose.

Compose’s database offerings will expand IBM’s Bluemix platform for many app developers seeking production-ready databases built on open source.
Derek Schoettle, general manager, IBM Cloud Data Services, said: “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.”

Compose provides IBM with an enhanced framework to deliver cloud database services for developers. IBM’s containerized data services approach will further drive the introduction of new Cloud data services offerings.

“By joining IBM, we will have an opportunity to accelerate the development of our database platform and offer even more services and support to developer teams,” said Kurt Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Compose.

The acquisition of Compose continues IBM’s commitment to open source technology and communities across the entire cloud stack.
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