Google Advances in DevOps Expertise, Acquires Established Research Firm DORA
Strengthening its hold on the Cloud-DevOps market, the world’s leading search engine and cloud platform acquired the renowned digital transformation research firm ‘DORA (DevOps Research and Assessment) LLC’ on December 20, 2019.
With this move, DORA aims at creating friendly and delightful environments for developers and operators.
According to DORA, it was a ‘natural fit’ for Google Cloud as both organizations are driven to create developer and operations ecosystems.
“DORA’s data-driven approach has helped teams leverage automation, process, and cultural change to improve the quality of their software and the quality of their work-life. Google Cloud is beloved for its contributions to the open source community and is known for its research-driven approach to understanding how developers and operators work, and what makes them successful,” reads DORA’s statement.
Google’s openness-driven goal is well established to the world. Its suite of services and products for building and running applications makes it no less a competitor in the market.
As for DORA, it’s annual State of DevOps report (similar to software automation provider Puppet’s benchmark research report) states that the organization’s initiatives matured to the extent that a few elite performers across industries were becoming evident.
“The key here is that companies who exhibit all signs of cloud readiness – on-demand self-service, broad network access, resource pooling, elasticity, and measured service – are significantly more likely to be in the elite group instead of the lowest performers,” reported the publication earlier.
Google’s acquisition of DORA is the latest example of a large company acquiring consultancy with expertise.
Also included in this list is Hewlett Packard’s acquisition of ‘Cloud Technology Partners and Red Pixie‘ for its cloud computing wing, equipping itself with Amazon and Azure skillsets.
“The best, most innovative organizations develop and deliver their software faster, more reliably, more securely, and with higher quality, standing as high performers in technology,” said Dr. Nicole Forsgren, DORA CEO and Chief scientist in a statement.
“We are excited to join a team committed to delivering research-backed DevOps practices, and we look forward to continuing our work to understand key capabilities, measure value-driven outcomes, and optimize processes to help teams deliver their software as they move to the cloud,” he added.
DORA is a recognized digital transformation research firm that has worked with Google cloud in the past. The research firm’s State of DevOps report had also identified Google Cloud as its primary collaborator.