Recode is reporting on Google’s most recent data warehouse moves.
In the latest round, Google announced that it was shutting down its data warehouse business in 2018 and that it would be shuttering its “data management” business in 2019.
The company also announced that “data engineering” is no longer its focus.
In a blog post, Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote: “Data engineering is a core technology that has been at the heart of Google for years, but has been relegated to a specialized, lower-level role that has not yet evolved to become the core technology of Google.
In 2018, we announced that data engineering was being spun off as a separate business to focus on other business areas, but that is no more.
We are moving to a more agile and sustainable approach to data management, and are going to keep building new tools that will help our data teams better manage and share information across our many business units.”
Google said it was closing down its “Data Management” business.
The company said in a blog that it had been focused on “data analytics” for a long time.
“We’ve been building this platform for the last 15 years and have seen how quickly the world needs it, how quickly it can be disrupted by the sheer volume of data coming into our platform, and how quickly we can use it to improve how we communicate and interact with our users,” Pichay wrote.
“That’s why we’ve been working so hard to build a better platform for data and data analytics, and to continue to grow and evolve it.
It’s been a challenging process and I know that the community will be disappointed that we’ve decided to close the Data Management business, but we think it is the right thing to do.”
The company said that its “big data” team was responsible for building the new tools, including a new version of Google Cloud Data, and that “big analytics” was not a core part of the data warehouse operations.
“Data Engineering is not a component of the Data Warehouse business, nor is Data Management,” Pichi wrote.