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CenturyLink Acquires Cloud Database Service Orchestrate.

M2 EQUITYBITES-April 21, 2015-CenturyLink Acquires Cloud Database Service Orchestrate


20 April 2015 - US-based telecommunications company CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has acquired US-based database service provider Orchestrate, the company said.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Orchestrate offers a fully managed database service for rapid application development.

CenturyLink said that the acquisition enhances the CenturyLink Cloud platform with new Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) capabilities and adds Orchestrate's experienced data services team to CenturyLink's Product Development and Technology organization.

With the advance of mobile, real-time and Internet of Things applications, companies need scalable, flexible databases. In many cases, they need more than one database to provide the social, mapping and messaging features users expect.

Orchestrate provides multiple flavours of managed NoSQL databases, to save organisations the headaches of running their own instances.

The company provides full-text search, time series, graph and key-value storage through a single, simple API that combines the developer-friendliness and ease of use of NoSQL databases with the reliability of distributed databases.

Orchestrate co-founders Antony Falco, chief executive officer, and Ian Plosker, chief technology officer, as well as Dave Smith, vice president of engineering, are among those joining CenturyLink.

Earlier this year, Orchestrate's service became deployable via CenturyLink Cloud. CenturyLink's other recent big data analytics moves include the acquisition of Cognilytics, a provider of advanced predictive analytics and big data solutions; the launch of Hyperscale high-performance cloud server instances designed for web-scale workloads, big data and cloud-native applications; and the availability of automated cloud-based Hadoop solutions.

Other recent additions to the CenturyLink Cloud ecosystem include the acquisition of DataGardens for disaster recovery services.

CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States.

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