Cask is joining Google Cloud

Jonathan Gray & Nitin Motgi

Jonathan Gray and Nitin Motgi, Founders of Cask

We are thrilled to announce that Cask Data, Inc. will be joining Google Cloud! We will continue to develop and release open source Cask Data Application Platform (CDAP) that makes building and running big data solutions easy for enterprise customers.

We could not have asked for a better home for our open source big data platform. From inception, Cask’s vision has been to provide simplified access to powerful but complex technologies. We wanted to accelerate the big data industry with a standardization and simplification layer that allowed portability across diverse environments, usability across diverse groups of users, and the security and governance needed in the enterprise.

Cask was historically focused on on-premise deployments, but the rapid adoption of cloud infrastructure for enterprise data lakes, data analytics, and machine learning projects led to a major shift in our strategy toward cloud.

As early adopters and users of Google Cloud ourselves, Cask has tremendous respect for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) technology and its commitment to open source, developers and enterprises. We believe the combination of CDAP and GCP will provide compelling solutions for enterprise developers, bringing them new levels of accessibility, performance and scale.

“We’re thrilled to welcome the talented Cask team to Google Cloud, and are excited to work together to help make developers more productive with our data processing services both in the cloud and on-premise. We are committed to open source, and look forward to driving the CDAP project’s growth within the broader developer community.” — William Vambenepe, Group Product Manager, Google Cloud

Over the past 6+ years, we have invested heavily in the open source CDAP available today and have deployed our technology with some of the largest enterprises in the world. We accomplished great things as a team, had tons of fun and learned so much over the years. We are extremely proud of what we’ve achieved with CDAP to date, and couldn’t be more excited about its future.

We would like to thank all of our customers, users, and supporters around the world. We’d also like to thank all of our investors and advisors, many of whom believed in us when all we had was a pitch deck. Finally, to the entire Cask team, thank you for your hard work, dedication and commitment to the Cask culture. This has been a great journey with all of you.

We truly believe joining Google Cloud is a great opportunity for the entire CDAP community and can’t wait for what’s ahead.

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