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Compose Enterprise: choosing the right database for the job

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Developers want to spend their time building great solutions, not managing infrastructure. Unfortunately, when companies host their own database solutions, concerns about performance, tuning and security often fall to developers, which means they must spend more time monitoring their data layer and less time writing code.
That’s why we developed Compose Enterprise, which provides businesses with a suite of fully managed Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS). Every database is version controlled, patched regularly and maintained by a team of engineers, so developers can skip the admin tasks and work on building performant apps.

Open Source Roots

Compose Enterprise is built on open source Linux containerization technology. This means you’ll get the benefits of lower total cost of ownership, freedom from vendor lock-in, flexibility to choose from a variety of solutions, and access to cutting edge technologies.
All 10 databases we offer are open source, and our fully managed ecosystem adds extra security and support on top of that.

Polyglot Persistence and Database Specialization

Why so many databases? We wanted to provide a broad selection of options so that you can pick and mix the right tools to build next gen apps. Advanced apps require disparate and often complex data layers – a major shift from single stack, monolithic solutions.
Enterprises are no longer required to select a single database to build web-scale solutions. Today, an enterprise dev team can use multiple databases which each provide a specific solution for different parts of an application. 
For example, while you can use Compose for MongoDB as your primary data store, you can also add a Redis cache to boost your app’s performance. Or, say you wanted a hyper-fast, drop-in replacement for your Apache Cassandra deployment. You could quickly do that with ScyllaDB and still use your favorite run-times. 
 Polyglot- and microarchitecture-based app development, utilizing multiple open source databases, is faster, reduces lead time to market and makes source control and maintenance easier with cross-functional dev teams. But even if you are still using a single database to run your solution on, Compose has most of today’s popular open source databases for you to use. And when you are ready to go multi-DB, our one-click deployment and pain-free migration feature will help you switch in no time.

Conquer Your Data Layer with Compose Enterprise

With Compose Enterprise we didn’t want to offer just a hosting solution. We wanted the user experience to be persistent across the platform no matter which database or combinations of databases you decide to use. Because Compose Enterprise is available on the IBM Bluemix platform, you can choose the specific cloud services you need to rapidly build business applications,  while managing all your resources from a single interface. Your analytics, dev ops and other services stacks will work well together and with your database(s)of choice.
To learn more, check out our new white paper, “Compose Enterprise: Choosing the Right Database for the Job,” to take an in-depth look at: 
  • What Compose Enterprise can do for you and your team
  • How it’s architected to ensure unified security and scaling optimization utilizing isolated servers, auto-scaling, multi-level encryption, etc. 
  • An introduction to all databases offered, including their features and relevant use cases
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