etcd is a key/value store developers can use to hold the always-correct data you need to coordinate and manage your server cluster for distributed server configuration management. etcd uses the RAFT consensus algorithm to assure data consistency in your cluster and also enforces the order in which operations take place in the data so that every node in the cluster arrives at the same result in the same way. IBM Compose for etcd makes etcd even better by managing it for you. This includes offering an easy, auto-scaling deployment system which delivers high availability and redundancy, automated no-stop backups and much more. Note: Compose via Bluemix does not give access to the Compose UI at this time, see https://help.compose.com/docs/bluemix-compose-support for more details.