Amazon acquires Turkish data visualization start-up

Turkish data exploration and visualization start-up acquired by Amazon

Amazon acquired Datarow, a Turkish data exploration and visualization start-up. Eren Baydemir, who co-founded the start-up with Can Abacıgil in 2017, tweeted to confirm the acquisition. “A new chapter begins for DataRow today. Our team is so excited to join AWS, and we can’t wait to see what lies ahead of data analytics” said Beydemir. The acquisition also announced in company’s website.

Datarow: data exploration and visualization tool

So, what does Datarow do? “…tool that facilitates data exploration and visualization for data analysts in Amazon Redshift, providing users with an easy to use interface to create tables, load data, author queries, perform visual analysis, and collaborate with others to share SQL code, analysis, and results…” says the acquisition announcement. By the way, “ Amazon Redshift is a fully-managed petabyte-scale cloud based data warehouse product designed for large scale data set storage and analysis. It is also used to perform large scale database migrations”, explains Sumologic.

Not first investment

So far Datarow raised USD 1.3 milion, according to Crunchbase. No financial terms of the acquisition have been disclosed. And the staff of Datarow will be working at Amazon’s offices. By the way this is not Amazon’s first investment to the Turkish startups. Actually Amazon acquired minority stake in Çiçeksepeti.com in 2011, which sells flowers, gifts, gourmet bouquets and fruit arrangements. Let me add: Amazon is active in Turkey since Sept 2018 and this makes Amazon the sixteenth market worldwide.

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