When we started Orchestrate, we knew we wanted to make it easier to use databases together and we knew we wanted to build a service. We had no idea we were contributing in our way to a much larger movement that promises to profoundly reshape the way individuals and enterprises build software.

This shift toward modular systems, ones built on API-fronted services one could easily integrate to compose new applications, captured not just the essence of what we are trying to do for databases, will have a broad technological, organizational and economic impact.

Today, we revisit an article in which Orchestrate CEO Antony Falco explores the new “Composable Enterprise,” an idea first made popular by Warner Music’s EVP & CTO Jonathan Murray, and one that is a critical backstory on the creation of Orchestrate.

Click here to view the story on GigaOm.