Feeds

Orchestrate launches Chameleon-like database service at developers

Shape-shifting query engine makes for useful rapid prototyping service

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Some of the bright minds behind Riak database company Basho have conjured up a cloud service that gives developers an elegant way to query a single datastore in lots of different ways.

The Orchestrate.io service launched on Tuesday and gives developers access to a cloud-based data repository that stores JSON objects that can be queried through a variety of database lenses, such as: a standard key-value repository, text search, a graph store, time-ordered events, and – soon, we're told – a geo-spatial API as well.

Some example applications that could be built with the service include a social network, where a users profile data and relationships are stored within a single JSON object. This is then queried by a single Orchestrate API, the company says.

The whole service is designed for developers that don't want to manage multiple databases and database add-ons. Therefore, it's likely to be of little interest to enterprises beyond as a rapid prototyping tool for putting together skeleton app mock-ups, but it may hold more sway with developers of consumer apps.

That said, the company seems cognizant of this and prices the service by MegaOp's, where one MegaOp is a million API operations a month. Orchestrate.io is free for up to one MegaOp per month, then the paid version kicks in for $39 per month for up to ten, and scales from there.

Some of the services it competes with will either be single database-as-a-service solutions such as CouchDB, or Amazon's own hulking suite of database apps.

Behind the scenes, Orchestrate runs on top of HBase with Elastic Search and "a simple graph library," explains Orchestrate chief and former Basho chief operating officer Antony Falco.

These systems are themselves hosted on multiple availability zones within Amazon Web Services's large US-EAST-1 data center, he said, though stressed that the company plans to expand to a European data center soon either via AWS or IBM SoftLayer. Customer data is replicated three times across these zones, he said. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Just don't blame Bono! Apple iTunes music sales PLUMMET
Cupertino revenue hit by cheapo downloads, says report
The DRUGSTORES DON'T WORK, CVS makes IT WORSE ... for Apple Pay
Goog Wallet apparently also spurned in NFC lockdown
IBM, backing away from hardware? NEVER!
Don't be so sure, so-surers
Hey - who wants 4.8 TERABYTES almost AS FAST AS MEMORY?
China's Memblaze says they've got it in PCIe. Yow
Microsoft brings the CLOUD that GOES ON FOREVER
Sky's the limit with unrestricted space in the cloud
This time it's SO REAL: Overcoming the open-source orgasm myth with TODO
If the web giants need it to work, hey, maybe it'll work
'ANYTHING BUT STABLE' Netflix suffers BIG Europe-wide outage
Friday night LIVE? Nope. The only thing streaming are tears down my face
Google roolz! Nest buys Revolv, KILLS new sales of home hub
Take my temperature, I'm feeling a little bit dizzy
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
Internet Security Threat Report 2014
An overview and analysis of the year in global threat activity: identify, analyze, and provide commentary on emerging trends in the dynamic threat landscape.