Google Plans to Acquire Alooma to Simplify Cloud Migration

Google has announced plans to acquire Alooma, a company that helps organizations streamline database migration in the cloud with a data pipeline tool that enables them to move their data from multiple sources to a single data warehouse.

The announcement was made in a blog post by Amit Ganesh, vice president, Engineering, and Dominic Preuss, director, product management, Google Cloud Platform.

“Here at Google Cloud, we’re committed to helping enterprise customers easily and securely migrate their data to our platform,” they wrote. “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. This simplified migration path also opens the door for customers to take advantage of all the technologies we have to offer, including analytics, security, AI and machine learning.”  

Alooma has deep expertise for both enterprise and open source databases that their team brings to Google Cloud, which will be critical in helping to build out additional migration capabilities within the Google Cloud Platform, they added.