DBaaS platforms

Updated: December 20, 2019

2016. MongoDB launched database-as-a-service



Open source database provider MongoDB launched Atlas - a database-as-a-service offering that provides users with a managed database service. The service will offer pay-as-you-go pricing and will initially allow users to deploy on Amazon Web Services (AWS), with support for Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform coming later. MongoDB Atlas complements the company’s commercial offering for enterprises who want to run the service on-premise, and MongoDB Professional, which provides businesses with support and access to the company’s Cloud Manager and other tools. Atlas fits somewhere between these two services. It allows anybody who wants to use MongoDB to quickly provision it in the cloud, get support, and only pay an hourly fee.


2015. IBM buys database-as-a-service provider Compose



IBM has acquired Compose, the database-as-a-service startup originally known as MongoHQ.  IBM spokesperson told that Compose will continue to operate as usual after the acquisition closes and that current users will not be impacted by this change. Compose says about 3,600 companies currently use its services and that its users, which span industries from retail to IoT and marketing services, have spun up over 100,000 databases so far. While Compose started out as a MongoDB database specialist, the company now offers services around MongoDB, Elasticsearch, RethinkDB, Redis and PostgreSQL. The overall idea behind Compose is to allow mobile and web developers to create their apps without having to worry about their database backends.