IBM acquiring Database-as-a-Service provider Compose

The Database-as-a-Service provider has already been integrated into IBM's Cloud Data Services business.

IBM is filling up its data analytics portfolio once again with the acquisition of cloud database startup Compose.

Founded in 2010, the San Mateo, Calif.-based company formerly known as originally as MongoHQ catered to app developers with production-ready databases for modern web apps. Compose specialized in solutions for Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, RethinkDB, and of course, MongoDB.

Also originally a member of the Summer 2011 Y Combinator class, MongoHQ rebranded as Compose in 2014.

The Database-as-a-Service provider has already been integrated into IBM's Cloud Data Services business.

IBM is also getting more than 3,500 corporate customers out of the deal as well as a developer community said to cover the gamut from startups to the enterprise.

Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Compose CEO and co-founder Kurt Mackey noted in a blog post on Thursday that his company had been "profitable and growing fast," but "now is the right time to team up with a larger company."

Already available to IBM customers for trial and full production, Compose services are especially meant to play well with Bluemix, IBM's hybrid cloud development platform and essentially the billion-dollar linchpin to the tech giant's public cloud strategy.

Touted by Big Blue as the largest Cloud Foundry deployment base, Bluemix had been adding upwards of 8,000 new users per week as of May 2015.

Current Compose customers can still receive support same as before, and neither the pricing models nor data center options are poised to change any time soon.

However, Mackey noted that Compose isn't hiring any more sales or marketing people of its own, hinting all future sales will go through IBM. He added his workforce will get to continue to work remotely if they please.

Mackey exclaimed, "In fact, this is one of the reasons IBM is good for us. They're the most remote-friendly huge company on the planet."