Google Cloud Joins with Databricks, Dataiku, MongoDB, Others To Create Data Cloud Alliance


On April 5 Google Cloud announced that it has joined with a number of companies to form a new organization, the Data Cloud Alliance.

According to the announcement, the Data Cloud Alliance has been formed to "ensure that global businesses have more seamless access and insights into the data required for digital transformation."

Founding members include, in alphabetical order, Accenture, Confluent, Databricks, Dataiku, Deloitte, Elastic, Fivetran, Google Cloud, MongoDB, Neo4j, Redis and Starburst.

"The Data Cloud Alliance is committed to accelerating adoption of data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning best practices across industries through common industry data models, open standards, and integrated processes," the company said in its announcement of the alliance.

"Data Cloud Alliance members will provide infrastructure, APIs, and integration support to ensure data portability and accessibility between multiple platforms and products across multiple environments -- on-premises, in public or private cloud, or in a hybrid model; and each Alliance member will collaborate on new, common industry data models, processes, and platform integrations to increase data portability and reduce complexity associated with data governance and global compliance," the statement continued.

The Web site for the new organization can be found here.

About the Author

Becky Nagel is the vice president of Web & Digital Strategy for 1105's Converge360 Group, where she oversees the front-end Web team and deals with all aspects of digital projects at the company, including launching and running the group's popular virtual summit and Coffee talk series . She an experienced tech journalist (20 years), and before her current position, was the editorial director of the group's sites. A few years ago she gave a talk at a leading technical publishers conference about how changes in Web browser technology would impact online advertising for publishers. Follow her on twitter @beckynagel.

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