CenturyLink snaps up Orchestrate, deepens cloud-based database service set
April 21, 2015 | By Sean Buckley
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has reached a deal to acquire Orchestrate, deepening its cloud service portfolio with a new set of managed database service capabilities.
The company said that the acquisition will enhance the CenturyLink Cloud platform with new Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) capabilities and add Orchestrate’s data services team to CenturyLink’s Product Development and Technology organization.
What drove CenturyLink to purchase Orchestrate is the desire to respond to customers’ needs to have multiple flexible databases. CenturyLink said that Orchestrate provides multiple flavors of managed NoSQL databases, to save businesses from having to run their own. The company provides full-text search, time series, graph and key-value storage through a single, simple API that combines the ease of use of NoSQL databases with the reliability of distributed databases.