Google recently announced its US expansion plans for 2019 and the company is already implementing them with a new acquisition.
The company plans to acquire the Alooma cloud migration company, which helps companies consolidate their data from multiple sources into a data warehouse.
At the Goldman Sachs conference on technology and the Internet held in San Francisco this month, Google's new head of cloud, Thomas Kurian, discussed the possibility of new acquisitions in the cloud. "You will see us accelerate even more the growth we have so far."
As the war in the cloud heats up, the company seems to be preparing its full arsenal to better compete with AWS and Microsoft Azure in the cloud.
Acquisition of Alooma
Neither Google nor Alooma have revealed any financial details regarding this acquisition, but it will likely be a relatively modest purchase for the search giant.
Alooma, based in Israel and California, has raised about $ 15 million from investors such as Lightspeed Venture Partners and Sequioa Capital Israel.
In a blog post announcing his intention to acquire Alooma, Amit Ganesh and Dominic Preuss, of Google Cloud, explained why the company was a natural choice to be part of Google:
"At Google Cloud, we are committed to helping enterprise customers migrate their data easily and securely on our platform. The addition of Alooma, subject to closing conditions, is a natural adjustment that allows us to offer our customers a streamlined and automated migration experience to Google Cloud and to give them access to our full range of database services, from open source managed database solutions to solutions. like Cloud Spanner and Cloud Bigtable. "