Google today announced its intention to purchase Alooma, a company that allows businesses to combine all data sources into services such as Google's BigQuery, Amazon's Redshift, Snowflake and Azure. The promise of Alooma is which handles the data pipelines and controls its users. In addition to this data integration service, Alooma also helps migrate to the cloud, clean up these data, and then use it for the use of AI and machine learning.
"Here in the Google Cloud, we are committed to helping corporate customers easily and securely migrate their data to our platform," Google Director of Engineering Amit Ganesh and Google Cloud Platform Product Management Director Dominic Preuss write today. "The addition of Alooma, subject to final terms, is a natural form that allows us to provide customers with a streamlined, automated Google Cloud migration experience, and give them access to our entire array of database services, from managed open source database solutions to solutions. such as Cloud Spanner and Cloud Bigtable. "
Prior to the acquisition, Alooma had increased about $ 15 million, including a $ 11.2 million series A round of Lightspeed Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital in early 2016. Two companies did not reveal the price of the acquisition, but the chance is that we are talking about a modest price given how much Alooma had previously raised.
Neither Google now said Alooma much about what will happen to existing products and customers – and whether it will continue to support migrations to Google's competitors.
We've come out to Google and will update this post when we hear more.
Update . Here's Google statement on the future of the platform:
Currently, it is as usual for Alooma and Google Cloud that we wait for government approvals and complete the agreement. Eventually, the team will join our Tel Aviv and Sunnyvale offices, and we will leverage the Aloom technology and team to provide our Google Cloud customers with a good data transfer service in the future.
In the case of supportive competitors, yes, the existing Alooma product will continue to support other cloud providers. We only accept new customers who migrate data to the Google Cloud Platform, but existing customers will continue to have access to other cloud providers.
So on, Alooma will not accept new customers who want to transfer data to some competitors. It is not necessarily surprising, and it is good to see that Google will continue to support Aloom's existing users. Those users who use Alooma in combination with AWS, Azure and other services outside of Google will probably start looking for other solutions soon, but this also means that Google is unlikely to develop the service for them beyond its current state.  However, Aloomas co-founder emphasizes that "the journey is not over." "Alooma has always ensured the easiest and most effective path to standardizing corporate data from all sources and transforming it into actionable intelligence," they write. . "Joining the Google Cloud brings us a step closer to delivering a complete self-service database migration experience, enhanced by the power of cloud technology, including analysis, security, AI, and machine learning."