Amazon’s AWS Quietly Acquired NoSQL Database Migration Startup Amiato In May 2014


Amazon Web Services, the enterprise division of the e-commerce and cloud services giant, has been growing its reach in data warehousing and big data analytics by way of Redshift, a hosted product that it launched in 2012 and is now AWS’s fastest growing product « ever », according to CTO Werner Vogels. Along with input from AWS’s own in-house engineering teams, it turns out that at least some of the product’s development came by way of an acquisition.

In May of last year, Amazon quietly acquired Amiato, a startup that built a platform to extract unstructured data from NoSQL databases and migrate it to Redshift, creating structure so that it could be analysed with Amiato’s technology or other business intelligence tools.

A possible acquisition was first reported earlier this month by Bloomberg. While we’ve been waiting for both Amazon and Amiato’s former CEO and co-founder Mehul Shah, along with several other people we have contacted to…

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