Hitachi Vantara acquires Waterline Data for DataOps solutions offering

Hitachi Vantara is headquartered in Santa Clara, California

Hitachi Vantara has announced its completed acquisition of the assets of intelligent data cataloging solutions company Waterline Data.

The company announced its intent to acquire the company in January 2020 and predicted the closure of the acquisition in the fourth quarter of Hitachi’s fiscal year 2019. The company did not reveal the financial details of the acquisition.

Hitachi Vantara also introduced Lumada Data Catalog, incorporating Waterline’s data cataloging technology into the Lumada portfolio to solve modern data challenges for analytics and governance across edge-to-core-to-cloud environments.

“The operational, technical and regulatory challenges presented by the proliferation of data makes data catalogs an increasingly vital tool for modern organisations,” said Guido Schroeder, chief technology officer, Digital Solutions, Hitachi Vantara.

“Adding Waterline Data’s capabilities to Hitachi Vantara’s suite of DataOps solutions is a great step forward in ensuring our customers can effectively and efficiently manage their data assets across environments – from edge-to-core-to-multicloud.”


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The company revealed that Lumada Data Catalog will expand Hitachi Vantara’s DataOps solutions, and provides customers with a way to unify silos of data distributed across the cloud, data infrastructure, and the machines and devices at the edges of their networks.

Waterline’s data cataloging technology gives customers a common metadata framework for managing all their data, according to the company.

Waterline Data Founder and Chief Technology Officer Alex Gorelik, who is now a Hitachi Vantara senior fellow, led the integration of Waterline’s technology into the Lumada portfolio – a data management and innovation platform for all industries.

“This acquisition is logical and strategic: Waterline Data’s capabilities are a complementary fit for Hitachi Vantara and its Lumada Data Services portfolio,” said Matt Aslett, research vice president, 451 Research.

“Adding Waterline Data furthers the company’s ability to address the growing demand for products and services that deliver more agile and automated approaches to data management via DataOps: helping enterprise consumers of data ultimately leverage information in a fluid, yet governed way.”

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