Alphabet Inc’s Google announced on tuesday about its intention to acquire a cloud startup Alooma, a leading data migration company that allows enterprises to combine all of their data sources into services like Google’s BigQuery, Amazon’s Redshift, Snowflake and Azure.
Alooma has also announced this in a blog post that they are joining Google Cloud. In a blog post Alooma’s co-founders wrote that — “This acquisition is the evolution of our long-standing partnership with Google Cloud. It follows several native integrations, over the years, from Google Ads and Analytics to Cloud Spanner and BigQuery.”
“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. 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.” — Yoni Broyde & Yair Weinberger, co-founders of Alooma wrote in their blog post.
Google’s Amit Ganesh Vice President, Engineering and Dominic Preuss Director, Product Management, Google Cloud Platform wrote — “Here at Google Cloud, we’re committed to helping enterprise customers easily and securely migrate their data to our platform. 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. ”
Neither Google nor Alooma has shared the amount of acquisition.
However, according to Crunchbase, Alooma has raised about $15 million from investors like Lightspeed Venture Partners and Sequioa Capital Israel in early 2016.