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Alooma: How this GCP-integrated tool works and its advantages

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Alooma: How this GCP-integrated tool works and its advantages

Alooma is an Israeli data integration platform offering data pipeline solutions. It was co-founded by Yoni Broyde and Yair Weinberger and acquired by Google to become part of the Google Cloud Platform for the modest sum of $15 million.

It gives your data teams visibility and control. It brings together all your data sources in different data warehouses such as Amazon Redshift, Snowflake and BigQuery.

How does Alooma work?

Alooma works by bringing together data from different data silos in your data warehouse. It does all this in real time. Alooma is able to distribute your data from various sources, transform it and enrich it. Then it stores it in your own Amazon Redshift cluster. With Alooma, you have access to real-time information.

Unlike other open source alternatives, Alooma has a feature that allows you to import your data from any source. It supports most different data sources such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, iOS, Android, MixPanel, Localytics, Salesforce and REST among others. It also lets you add new data sources on a weekly basis.

As Alooma is cloud-based, the configuration process is minimal. It has a user-friendly interface that guides you through the process. Alooma has a very useful feature that allows you to receive notifications when a new field appears in your data. When an existing field appears in a different format, you are also notified.

Alooma is excellent at making sure you don’t lose any data in the event of a breakdown. At the same time, it ensures that you don’t get duplicate data. As far as error management is concerned, Alooma takes care of this by keeping events with errors in a different queue. Alooma helps you make real-time decisions for your business by enabling data streaming.

The benefits of Alooma

If you’re thinking of migrating to the cloud, Alooma has a number of advantages that could benefit you.

Simple and flexible

You can configure and circulate data in a matter of minutes. You personalise, enrich and transform data along the way, even before it reaches the data warehouse.

Safe and reliable

You never lose an event. Alooma’s built-in safety nets make it easy to manage errors without interrupting your pipeline.

ETL at scale

Whatever the number of data sources, from low to high volume, Alooma’s infrastructure adapts to your needs.

Any integration

Wherever your data resides, Alooma can distribute it by connecting to dozens of the most popular data sources.

End-to-end security

Designed with security in mind, Alooma is a data-in-motion platform that ensures every event is transferred securely to BigQuery.

Change management

When your data changes, Alooma reacts in real time to make sure you never miss an event. You can choose to manage changes automatically, or to be notified and make changes on demand.

No loss of events

Built on a high-availability, fault-tolerant distributed architecture, Alooma is designed for single processing. Errors are handled by Restream so you never lose an event.

Mapping made easy

You get your data exactly the way you want it. Whether structured or unstructured, Alooma automatically decides which schema to adopt or gives you complete, customisable control.

Pipeline transparency

You can view incoming events, monitor throughput and latency, and identify errors in real time. Alooma’s live view, dashboard and notifications provide relevant and actionable information across your entire pipeline.

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