Compose in 2014 - Summer Onwards


We'd reached July in the previous part of our look back at the year. As the summer moved on, so did we. Our year resumes in August with a big announcement...

August - Hello Compose! Hello Elasticsearch!


At the start of August, we announced that we were now Compose after a project to find a new identity. The reason for name change is explained by our other announcement, that we now support Elasticsearch as our second database technology. Compose is a multiple database technology company. We also explain why Elasticsearch takes the coveted position and over the month expand out coverage of the full text searching database...

But changing name and launching new databases wasn't all we did in the summer...

September - Transporter to Elasticsearch


Supporting multiple database technologies for Compose also means connecting multiple database technologies and in September we announced the Transporter which could move data from MongoDB to Elasticsearch. Built into the Transporter was a powerful data manipulation engine, the Transformer and we showed how to harness its potential and how to avoid tricky mapping issues. Later in the month, we added continuous synchronization to Transporter so you could keep an Elasticsearch database mirroring your MongoDB database. We were also busy with the entire Compose experience...

October - Time for a RethinkDB


In October, RethinkDB arrived on Compose joining the MongoDB and Elasticsearch lineup. RethinkDB is an exciting new entrant into the database business and we were eager to work with the folks at RethinkDB. We added SSH access for RethinkDB and showed how you could use Rethink tutorials on Compose as you acclimatised to its powerful ReQL query language. And we listened and rescaled RethinkDB to make it more inexpensive. Our founders also found time to sit down and talk in detail about databases, hosting, networks, Transporter and more. Beyond RethinkDB, we also...

November - Ready to Redis


We still had another database to launch in 2014 and that database was Redis. Redis brings a high-performance in-memory database to the Compose line-up of MongoDB, Elasticsearch and RethinkDB. It was a busy month, not just for features...

We also got social and held a meetup at our HQ with RethinkDB and Meteor and we released our first ComposeCast podcast. And at the end of the month, we asked everyone at Compose what they were thankful for and rather than trimming a turkey, we trimmed our prices.

December - Onwards into the new year!

We didn't slow down in December either. So far this month, we've...

And there's more to come, but that'll have to go in a postscript to this round-up. It's been an exciting year at Compose and this is only the beginning for Compose, figuratively as well as literally.

Dj Walker-Morgan
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