Idera, Inc. recently announced that it has acquired data lake tools solution provider Qubole, according to a press release. Qubole will join Idera’s database tools business unit that includes AquaFold, IDERA, Webyog, and WhereScape. The merger comes as Qubole hosts The Data Lake Summit in collaboration with AWS and Google Cloud. It also comes on the heels of Qubole’s launch of Qubole Pipelines Service. Unveiled in August, Qubole Pipelines Service enables users to build scalable streaming data pipelines.
Qubole’s flagship data management product is its Autonomous Data Platform, a solution that self-manages and self-optimizes by sending alerts and Insights and Recommendations (AIR) based on cloud agents connected to the customer’s data policies and preferences. Qubole uses a combination of heuristics and machine learning for workload continuity as well. Some of Qubole’s most notable customers include Expedia, Disney, ORacle, Fanatics, Activision Blizzard, and Adobe.
Idera offers an array of B2B software tools ranging from database administration to application development and test management. Under its broader data-centric tools umbrella, the vendor touts data warehouse automation, cross-platform database productivity, IT infrastructure monitoring, and database performance tools. Idera also acquired FusionCharts in March 2020 and WhereScape last September.
In a media statement about the news, Idera CEO Randy Jacops said: “Companies generate and store both structured and unstructured data at unprecedented levels. Qubole’s reputation as the leading cross-platform solution focused on unstructured data is a fantastic addition to Idera’s Database Tools division. In particular, it will pair well with Idera’s WhereScape business, the leading provider of data automation solutions for data warehouses.”