Cloud Giant Google Acquires DevOps Research Company DORA
January 9, 2019
Cloud giant Google has acquired ‘DevOps’ company ‘DevOps Research and Assessment LLC’ (DORA). With headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, United States, DORA was established in 2015. The company’s mission is to “transform the IT industry by instituting a scientific approach to software development, product management, and organizational transformation”. DORA’s research has produced several reports and whitepapers that focus on DevOps issues. The acquisition adds considerably to Google’s research capabilities. Financial aspects of the deal were not released.
Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is renowned for benefitting the Open Source community and conducts research into developers and operators’ requirements. DORA’s “data-driven approach” enables developers to improve software quality through changes in automation and process. As both organizations are committed to developer and operations ecosystems, DORA represents a “natural fit for Google Cloud”.
“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,” added the CEO and Chief Scientist at DORA, Dr. Nicole Forsgren. “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.”