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Rockset Cranks Up Serverless Analytics Engine

Cloud-based serverless data preparation tools are gaining traction among data analysts seeking to move beyond traditional approaches to organizing low-quality but potentially valuable data. That approach promises to provide data scientists with an alternative to standard ETL routines developed to plumb data warehouses. The serverless analytics segment is evolving with new search and analytics tools that aim to reduce the time needed to organize data for analysis reduced from days to hours. The latest serverless platform comes from startup...

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Google Doubles Down on Cloud Data Migration

Data integration startups have become prime acquisition targets as cloud analytics vendors look to beef up their migration capabilities. What that in mind, Google Cloud announced this week it intends to acquire data migration specialist Alooma, a five-year-old Bay Area startup. Terms were not disclosed, but the parties said the acquisition was subject to standard closing conditions. Google executives said Alooma’s data pipeline tools would help enterprise customers ease the migration of core applications and data to the cloud. Those tools...