And today it said it had bought private company Compose for an amount it doesn’t need to disclose.
Compose specialises in MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL and other database as a service (DBaaS) components.
IBM said that open source databases such as MongoDB are a growing phenomenon in the cloud database market and estimates by 2019 that sector could be worth as much as $14 billion.
One of the functions enterprises and developer want is to make easy to build web and mobile applications.
IBM will add the support provided by Compose to its Bluemix complex.