Google Cloud announced Tuesday the acquisition of Israeli start-up Alooma, its first acquisition plan since the taking office of Thomas Kurian.
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Redwood City, California, Alooma is a business data pipeline platform that helps customers migrate into a cloud of data. The financial terms of the operation were not disclosed.
The acquisition is the first publicly announced transaction since Kurian, an Oracle veteran, replaced Diane Greene as head of Google's cloud division earlier this year. There is growing speculation in the industry that Kurian will look for expensive acquisitions to help Google catch up with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft in the lucrative cloud business.
Kurian announced last Tuesday how Google Cloud plans to expand its sales team and refocus on vertical industries to tackle more business customers. With Alooma, Google Cloud hopes to attract more business customers and transfer them to its cloud, giving them access to its database, analytics, security and artificial intelligence services.
"One of the things that drives us the most at Alooma is the deep expertise of Google Cloud for enterprise databases and open source databases, which will be essential to help us." to develop additional migration capabilities within the Google Cloud Platform, "Amit Ganesh, vice president of engineering at Google, and Dominic Preuss, director of product management at Google Cloud Platform, wrote in a statement .
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With this acquisition, Google Cloud also plans to expand its presence in Israel. In May, Google Cloud announced the acquisition of Velostrata, an Israeli cloud migration start-up.
Alooma is already a Google Cloud partner with integrations for Google Ads, Google Analytics, Cloud Spanner and BigQuery.
"From the beginning, we have been honored to serve thousands of customers and partners, and we are grateful for the trust they have placed in us." We believe that, as part of Google Cloud, we are bringing together the best migration of integration data and services – we can make our customers and partners even more focused on data and success, "Alooma co-founder CEO Yoni Broyde and technical director Yair Weinberger said in a statement.