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Compose IBM Jason McCay Kurt Mackey

Acquires Compose

24 Jul, 2015

IBM acquires Compose’s database as a service startup for an undisclosed sum. The company services about 3,600 clients that have created more than 100,000 databases. Compose offers services around MongoDB, Elasticsearch, RethinkDB, Redis and PostgreSQL allowing mobile and web developers to create apps without having to concern themselves with database backends. Co-founders MacKey and McKay:

Compose will be part of the IBM Cloud Data Services (CDS) group. It’s a great fit. We’ll be able to continue building what we think is important, with a brand we really like, and the same team that works so well together. All with the backing of a major company.


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.