Cohesity buys Imanis Data

Secondary data converger Cohesity has bought its first company, a NoSQL backup supplier called Imanis Data, for an undisclosed sum.

Blocks & Files thinks the Imanis acquisition strengthens the similarities between Cohesity and its rival, Rubrik.

Cohesity founder and CEO Mohit Aron said in a prepared quote: “Cohesity’s acquisition of Imanis Data advances our mission to transform the way that enterprises back up, store, manage, and derive insights from their secondary data, no matter its type or where it resides.

“NoSQL databases will likely experience double-digit growth over the next five years, and as enterprises continue to embrace these modern workloads, Cohesity can help ensure the data is protected.”

Yet another single pane of glass

By combining Imanis software with Cohesity, customers can manage their non-distributed and distributed NoSQL and Hadoop workloads from a single pane of glass.

Cohesity said Imanis software is data-aware, petabyte-scale, and uses machine learning to reduce cost. It is already available as an application in the Cohesity MarketPlace. The two companies are said to share many customers.

Imanis Data was founded as Talena Software in 2013. Talena’s mission was to back up distributed databases in a way analogous to that of DatosIO, a company that Rubrik acquired in February 2018. Talena raised $25.5m in two funding rounds and changed its name to Imanis Data in 2017.

In September 2018 Imanis introduced automated backup for Hadoop and NoSQL apps, supporting Apache Cassandra, Apache HBASE, Cloudera, Couchbase, DataStax, Hadoop, HDInsight, HortonWorks, Microsoft ADLS, MongoDB, and Vertica platforms.

The Imanis team is joining Cohesity, with co-CEO Nitin Donde at the helm.