May 26, 2022

A new alliance has appeared in the city: the Data Cloud Alliance. established Google Cloud, Accenture, Confluent, Databricks, Dataiku, Deloitte, Elastic, Fivetran, MongoDB, Neo4J, Redis and Starburst, the group’s mission is to “make data more portable and accessible across business systems, platforms and environments – with the goal of Access to data is never a barrier to digital transformation.”

Snowflake applied to trademark the Data Cloud Alliance in 2020, but that registration is now closed and the company is not part of this new alliance.

The idea here is to make life easier for participating clients by working together to provide API and integration support, whether on-premises or to ensure data portability and availability in a private or public cloud. Members will work togetherNew industry-wide data models, processes, and platform integrations to improve data portability and reduce the complexity associated with data management and global compliance,” Google said in a statement today. For example, Databricks says it’s excited to partner with Google to “advance data exchange based on open standards.” [Databrick’s] Lake Delta. ,

It is worth noting that partners here are usually not competitors, but provide services that complement each other. Many of these companies have worked with Google in the past with Confluent, Elastic, MongoDB, Neo4j, and Redis Labs, such as working with Google to integrate their services with the Google Cloud Platform.

“Data is the common foundation for all digital transformations,” said Gerrit Kazmir, vice president and general manager of databases, data analytics and business intelligence at Google Cloud. “By unlocking data standards, accessibility, and integration between today’s most popular data platforms and applications, we believe we can significantly accelerate business transformation and close the gap between data and value.”

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