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Orchestrate CEO Antony Falco.
Orchestrate CEO Antony Falco.

CenturyLink acquired another Pacific Northwest startup on Monday, swooping up the 10-person team at Orchestrate, a Portland-based company that helps developers use NoSQL databases more efficiently.

The two companies already worked together earlier this year, when Orchestrate’s service became deployable via CenturyLink Cloud. Orchestrate describes itself as “the complete database service for rapid application development.”

Orchestrate co-founders Antony Falco (CEO) and Ian Plosker (CTO), along with Dave Smith, vice president of engineering, will join CenturyLink as part of the deal. The company, founded in January 2013, had raised $3 million in funding from True Ventures, Frontline Ventures, Trifork, and Resonant Partners. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“CenturyLink Cloud features one of the most sophisticated service infrastructures in the market, with a great interface and lots of options for managing complex workflow and third-party applications in the cloud,” Falco said in a statement. “Orchestrate’s database service takes the same approach to delivering cost efficiency and ease of use. Enterprise customers are increasingly expecting one global platform to provide these services.”

This follows CenturyLink’s acquisition of Tier 3 in November 2013, which came after the company’s purchase of Portland-based AppFog earlier that year.

The Oregonian notes how the Orchestrate acquisition highlights a recent uptick in Oregon’s M&A activity.

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