Google at the moment announced its intention to acquire Alooma, an organization that permits enterprises to mix all of their information sources into companies like Google’s BigQuery, Amazon’s Redshift, Snowflake and Azure. The promise of Alooma is that it handles the information pipelines and manages them for its customers. In addition to this information integration service, although, Alooma additionally helps with migrating to the cloud, cleansing up this information after which utilizing it for AI and machine studying use circumstances.
“Here at Google Cloud, we’re committed to helping enterprise customers easily and securely migrate their data to our platform,” Google VP of engineering Amit Ganesh and Google Cloud Platform director of product administration Dominic Preuss write at the moment. “The addition of Alooma, subject to closing conditions, is a natural fit that allows us to offer customers a streamlined, automated migration experience to Google Cloud, and give them access to our full range of database services, from managed open source database offerings to solutions like Cloud Spanner and Cloud Bigtable.”
Before the acquisition, Alooma had raised about $15 million, together with an $11.2 million Series A spherical led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital in early 2016. The two firms didn’t disclose the value of the acquisition, however likelihood is we’re speaking a few modest value, given how a lot Alooma had beforehand raised.
Neither Google nor Alooma mentioned a lot about what is going to occur to the prevailing merchandise and prospects — and whether or not it would proceed to assist migrations to Google’s opponents.
We’ve reached out to Google and can replace this put up as soon as we hear extra.
Update. Here is Google’s assertion about the way forward for the platform:
For now, it’s enterprise as typical for Alooma and Google Cloud as we await regulatory approvals and full the deal. After shut, the workforce shall be becoming a member of us in our Tel Aviv and Sunnyvale places of work, and we shall be leveraging the Alooma expertise and workforce to supply our Google Cloud prospects with an ideal information migration service sooner or later.
Regarding supporting opponents, sure, the prevailing Alooma product will proceed to assist different cloud suppliers. We will solely be accepting new prospects which are migrating information to Google Cloud Platform, however current prospects will proceed to have entry to different cloud suppliers.
So going ahead, Alooma is not going to settle for any new prospects who need to migrate information to any opponents. That’s not essentially unsurprising and it’s good to see that Google will proceed to assist Alooma’s current customers. Those who use Alooma together with AWS, Azure and different non-Google companies will possible begin on the lookout for different options quickly, although, as this additionally implies that Google isn’t prone to develop the service for them past its present state.
Alooma’s co-founders do stress, although, that “the journey is not over. Alooma has always aimed to provide the simplest and most efficient path toward standardizing enterprise data from every source and transforming it into actionable intelligence,” they write. “Joining Google Cloud will bring us one step closer to delivering a full self-service database migration experience bolstered by the power of their cloud technology, including analytics, security, AI, and machine learning.”