Stratoscale acquires Tesora to expand into databases as a service


Cloud infrastructure firm Stratoscale Inc. has acquired database-as-a-service startup Tesora Inc. for an undisclosed sum.

Founded in 2010, Tesora, previously known as ParElastic, aims to simplify the provision and management of databases by providing OpenStack administrators tools to offer their users self-service, managed databases for MySQL and other leading database platforms. The company’s enterprise-oriented version of OpenStack Trove is said to offer security, availability, performance and disaster-recovery capabilities while also supporting database creation in both the cloud and data centers.

The Tesora DBaaS platform facilitates self-service provisioning and management of seventeen certified databases, including Oracle, MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, Cassandra, DataStax Enterprise, Couchbase, MariaDB, Percona, PostgresSQL and DB2 Express. Stratoscale intends to use Tesora’s technology and team to enhance its capabilities in delivering database services for an on-premises AWS region.

“This acquisition is an important milestone in Stratoscale’s ability to help customers on their journey to the cloud,” Stratoscale Chief Executive Officer Ariel Maislos said in a statement. “Organizations want to consume database as a service in a click-of-a-button.” He added that Tesora will help make that a reality.

The acquisition follows Stratoscale’s recent update to its Symphony platform, which added support for object storage in Amazon’s Simple Storage Service S3 and Kubernetes-as-a-service, as well as a new applications catalog that provides installation support for 130 applications.

Tesora had raised $12.7 million over four rounds from investors including Rho Canada Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, Converge Venture Partners, Point Judith Capital, LaunchCapital and Red Hat Inc. The acquisition price was not disclosed, but it was unlikely to be particularly high, since Stratoscale itself has only raised $70 million to date.

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