Cloud Giant Google Cloud Acquires Enterprise Data Pipeline Platform Provider Alooma
February 21, 2019
Cloud giant Google Cloud has acquired enterprise data pipeline platform provider Alooma. Alooma, which has global headquarters in Redwood City, California, United States, and a presence in Tel Aviv, Israel, was established in 2013. The company offers a Data Pipeline-as-a-Service (DPaaS) platform and its services enable businesses to utilize their data and “make better data-driven decisions”.
Alooma leverages data sources, applications and data warehouses that include Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, Snowflake, Salesforce, MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft Azure, Looker and Tableau. It represents the first acquisition by Google’s new cloud activity leader, Thomas Kurian, who replaced Diane Greene ass cloud CEO this year. Financial aspects of the deal were not released, but were reported to be in the $150 million region.
The acquisition of Alooma is designed to simplify Google’s customers’ ability to migrate data to its cloud platform. The move comes alongside Google’s recent expansion in Israel and underscores Mr. Kurian’s policy of focusing Google’s efforts on gaining more enterprise customers. Alooma had been a Google partner for some time prior to the acquisition, and offers Google’s customers AI solutions and access to database, analytics, and security options.
“No matter where your data is stored—on premises, in our cloud, or multiple clouds—we want to make that information accessible, valuable, and actionable”, explained Amit Ganesh, Vice President, Engineering and Dominic Preuss, Director, Product Management, Google Cloud Platform, on Google’s blog. “That’s why today we’re announcing our intent to acquire Alooma, a leader in data migration. Alooma helps enterprise companies streamline database migration in the cloud with an innovative data pipeline tool that enables them to move their data from multiple sources to a single data warehouse”.
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