Google snaps up Stackdriver and its cloud analysis expertise

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Another small, smart Boston-area startup has been acquired by a Silicon Valley superpower. Google(s goog) is buying Stackdriver, which specializes in monitoring and honing cloud workload performance.

The fact that most of Stackdriver’s work is focused on AmazonWeb Services (s amzn) might make Google seem an unlikely buyer, but then again Google is trying to build up its public cloud as amajor competitor to AWS — so Stackdriver’s smarts come in handy there.

Terms were not disclosed. Stackdriver will relocate across the Charles River from its current Boston location Google’s Kendall Square offices in Cambridge, a Google spokesman said.

Google disclosed the news in a blog post in which product manager Tom Kershaw wrote:

“Stackdriver has built a leading service to help developers intelligently monitor the apps and services they’re building and running in the cloud. This allows customers to have more visibility into errors, performance, behavior, and…

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