Google to buy data migration firm Alooma to simplify cloud migration

By Laura Mullan
Google has announced that it plans to acquire data migration firm Alooma in a bid to simplify cloud migration. Headquartered in Redwood City, Californi...

Google has announced that it plans to acquire data migration firm Alooma in a bid to simplify cloud migration.

Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Alooma handles data pipelines and helps to integrate, clean and bring data together from various data silos.

It allows businesses to connect their data sources together like Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, Snowflake, and Microsoft Azure.

As well as its data integration services, it also helps enterprises migrate to the cloud, cleaning up this data so that it can be used for artificial intelligence and machine learning cases.

Before the acquisition, the company had raised around US$15mn from investors including Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed, according to CrunchBase data.

The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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In a blog post, Alooma’s co-founders, Yoni Broyde & Yair Weinberger, wrote: “We believe that as part of Google Cloud — bringing together the best-in-class data migration and integration services — we can make our customers and partners even more data-driven and successful.

“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.

“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.”

Amit Ganesh, Vice President, Engineering at Google, and Dominic Preuss, Director, Product Management at Google Cloud Platform also wrote a blog post commenting on the acquisition.

“Here at Google Cloud, we’re committed to helping enterprise customers easily and securely migrate their data to our platform,” they wrote.

“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.

“This simplified migration path also opens the door for customers to take advantage of all the technologies we have to offer, including analytics, security, AI and machine learning." 

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