Google Cloud has announced it is to acquire research startup DevOps Research and Assessment LLC (DORA). DORA, which has headquarters Beaverton, Oregon, United States, was established in 2015. The company has “spent years researching what high performance means in the context of software companies” and provides an approach that offers “a way to build more software, faster”. Established by some of the leading operators in the DevOps field, DORA takes a scientific approach to software development, product management, and organizational transformation.
DORA's co-founders include Nicole Forsgren (CEO) and Jez Humble (CTO), both of whom are in print, and ‘The Phoenix Project’ author, Gene Kim. DevOps combines development and operations to produce a software-engineering methodology that enables speedier software development. Google has made considerable investments in the area of late and DORA represents its latest investment. Financial aspects of the deal were not released. DORA will be completely absorbed by Google Cloud including staff and technologies.
"The best, most innovative organizations develop and deliver their software faster, more reliably, more securely, and with higher quality, standing as high performers in technology," explained Nicole Forsgren in a press release. "We are excited to join a team committed to delivering research-backed DevOps practices, and we look forward to continuing our work to understand key capabilities, measure value-driven outcomes, and optimize processes to help teams deliver their software as they move to the cloud."