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Stratoscale Buys Tesora, Adds AWS Database Service

Stratoscale Ltd., which provides companies with their own on-premises Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) regions, acquired Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) specialist Tesora Inc. and announced a new AWS-compatible relational database service (RDS).

Stratoscale, a 2013 Israeli start-up, provides software-defined cloud infrastructure called Symphony that can leverage commodity x86 servers to let organizations effectively run a private AWS region within their datacenters.

In buying Tesora, a seven-year-old Massachusetts firm, Stratoscale acquires technology that builds on the OpenStack Trove DBaaS platform. Tesora's platform provides a single interface to offer organizations secure cloud access to popular databases.

"Tesora's team and DBaaS platform augments and enhances Stratoscale's capabilities in delivering database services for an on-prem AWS region, addressing market demand for managed NoSQL, RDS and adding DynamoDB, ElasticCache and Redshift compatible services that can be easily deployed in any environment," Stratoscale said in a news release this week.

"The Tesora DBaaS platform includes features that enterprises depend on for self-service provisioning and management of seventeen certified databases, including Oracle, MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, Cassandra, DataStax Enterprise, Couchbase, MariaDB, Percona, PostgresSQL and DB2 Express."

Along with the acquisition, Stratoscale said a newly launched, fully managed, AWS-compatible RDS will provide single-click deployment and seamless scalability to enterprises while at the same time removing operational friction.

The company also recently launched Symphony 3, which is available in a free trial for organizations wanting to install and operate their own AWS region.

"This acquisition is an important milestone in Stratoscale's ability to help customers on their journey to the cloud," said Ariel Maislos, CEO and founder of Stratoscale. "Organizations want to consume database as a service in a click-of-a-button. Stratoscale is happy to bring Tesora onboard to make this a reality."

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