Google Acquires Cask

Cask recently announced that it has been acquired by Google. The acquisition announcement was made in a blog post by Jonathan Gray and Nitin Motgi, founders of Cask:

“We are thrilled to announce that Cask Data, Inc. will be joining Google Cloud! We will continue to develop and release open source Cask Data Application Platform (CDAP) that makes building and running big data solutions easy for enterprise customers. We could not have asked for a better home for our open source big data platform. From inception, Cask’s vision has been to provide simplified access to powerful but complex technologies. We wanted to accelerate the big data industry with a standardization and simplification layer that allowed portability across diverse environments, usability across diverse groups of users, and the security and governance needed in the enterprise.”

In its FAQ page, Cask says that the CDAP team at Google Cloud will continue developing and releasing open source CDAP with plans to grow the CDAP community and ecosystem, and that Cask will continue to provide support for existing customers.

The page also says there is no change to how CDAP is licensed, and that CDAP will continue to be licensed under Apache 2.0. The release of CDAP 5.0 has been delayed but there will be more details in the future, the page notes.