May 8, 2019
Cohesity, the hyperconverged secondary storage vendor, announced Wednesday the acquisition of Imanis Data, a six-year old enterprise data management vendor. The company is not disclosing the financials of the transaction.
The two young vendors are not strangers to doing business together. The companies have conducted joint sales calls to Fortune 500 customers and Imanis became available as an application in the Cohesity marketplace in February.
Cohesity’s Michael Porat
“Along that journey, we heard from customers that [the need to protect Hadoop and NoSQL workloads] is something that they would like to see as part of our broader platform,” Michael Porat, vice president, strategy and business development at Cohesity, told Channel Futures.
The acquisition provides Cohesity the ability to support, back up and recover Hadoop and NoSQL workloads and supporting databases, including MongoDB, adding to the vendor’s capabilities to do the same for traditional databases such as Oracle and SQL, along with virtual, cloud and physical workloads.
The acquisition further allows Cohesity to address mass data fragmentation and consolidate traditional and modern workloads on a single web-scale platform.
Cohesity’s Raj Dutt
“This gives the channel a truly differentiated solution that they can take to their customers,” said Raj Dutt, product marketing director at Cohesity. “Now they can address the problem of not only traditional workloads but modern workloads.”
Cohesity is a channel-led company, with about 200 partners worldwide.
Imanis Data last September announced a major upgrade to its Imanis Data Management Platform, release 4.0, that builds on its machine learning capabilities for Hadoop and NoSQL. Also last year, the vendor announced a change to its business model, going from direct to indirect sales.
About a year ago, Cohesity raised $250 million in Series D funding led by Softbank Vision Fund and strategic investors such as Cisco Investments, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital and Sequoia Capital.
While this funding round wasn’t specifically tied to mergers and acquisitions, it did allow the company to fulfill its vision to provide the broadest platform to customers with the acquisition of Imanis, said Porat.
The entire Imanis team is joining Cohesity and will report to Nitin Donde, co-founder and co-CEO at Imanis Data.
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