Cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solution provider CenturyLink has announced the acquisition of Portland-based Database as a Service vendor Orchestrate. Orchestrate provides a database as a service platform specifically engineered for rapid application development. Orchestrate delivers multiple databases that allow developers to “store and query JSON data” in ways that empower developers to integrate geospatial, time-series data, graphs and search queries into applications without worrying about managing the operations of the databases themselves. Ochestrate’s ability to provide a portfolio of NoSQL databases means that CenturyLink customers stand to enjoy enhanced abilities to build high performance, agile, big data applications for use cases that involve real-time streaming data, internet of things use cases and mobile applications. CenturyLink’s acquisition of Orchestrate complements its recent acquisition of predictive analytics vendor Cognilytics as well as the launch of Hyperscale, its high performance cloud instance offering designed for big data and computationally intensive workloads. The acquisition of Orchestrate illustrates the increasing confluence of cloud and Big data product offerings as vendors increasingly seek one platform to fulfill their infrastructure, application development, data storage and analytic needs.
As of December, Tesora boasts an OpenStack Trove Database as a Service (DBaaS) product that is certified for the Mirantis distribution of OpenStack. Trove, recall, refers to OpenStack’s Database as a Service technology that enables customers to provision and manage databases within OpenStack Nova instances. Trove allows OpenStack users to auotmate tasks such as the deployment, configuration, patching and backup of relational and non-relational databases. Tesora has collaborated with the OpenStack Trove project to deliver an enterprise grade Trove product that features support for multiple databases such as MySQL, MongoDB, Redis and Cassandra. Tesora’s certification of its Trove DBaaS product on Mirantis represents an addition to its exisiting certifications with Red Hat and Ubuntu OpenStack distributions and consolidates its positioning within the commercial OpenStack Trove space. Formerly called ParElastic, the Cambridge, MA-based company joined the OpenStack community as a corporate sponsor in 2013 and focuses on delivering the industry’s premier, enterprise-grade, Database as a Service platform for OpenStack. Tesora is currently the only OpenStack Trove implementation certified by Mirantis, one of the industry’s leading OpenStack distributions.