Cloud Startup Alooma Bought By Google

Google announced today that it is buying cloud migration startup Alooma, in a deal expected to boost Google’s cloud offerings.

Alooma allows enterprise companies simplify database migration in the cloud with a data pipeline tool that helps companies move their data from multiple locations to a single data warehouse. After the acquisition is complete, this service will now be a part of Google Cloud.

“Here at Google Cloud, we’re committed to helping enterprise customers easily and securely migrate their data to our platform,” said Amit Ganesh, VP of Engineering and Dominic Preuss, Director of Product Management at Google Cloud Platform, in a statement announcing the deal.  “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.”

According to Google, the streamlined migration path lets customers take advantage of all of the technologies Google offers, including analytics, security, AI and machine learning.

“From the very beginning we’ve been humbled to serve thousands of customers and partners, and grateful for the trust they’ve placed in us. 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,” said the co-founders of Alooma, Yoni Brodye and Yair Weinberger, in a separate statement.

Prior to today’s acquisition, Alooma was backed by Sequoia Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners. No terms were disclosed for this acquisition.

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