Google said it plans to buy data migration startup Alooma for an undisclosed amount.
Alooma developed a data pipeline tool that helps enterprises move their data from multiple sources to a single data warehouse. “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,” wrote Amit Ganesh, VP of engineering, and Dominic Preuss, director of product management at Google Cloud Platform, in a blog post.
Alooma co-founders Yoni Broyde and Yair Weinberger echoed this in a separate blog post and said the acquisition is the “evolution of our long-standing partnership with Google Cloud.” Alooma already has native integrations with several Google cloud services including Google Ads and Analytics, Cloud Spanner, and BigQuery.
The Redwood City, California-based startup, founded in 2013, has raised $15 million in funding to date.
Also last week Google CEO Sundar Pichai pledged to spend more than $13 billion this year on data centers and offices in the U.S.