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Google buys Firebase, gaining real-time database savvy

Google buys Firebase, gaining real-time database savvy

Google buys Firebase, gaining real-time database savvy

Google buys Firebase, gaining real-time database savvy

Above: James Tamplin, left, co-founder and chief executive of Firebase, and Ossama Alami, vice president of developer happiness, at the startup’s office in San Francisco.

Image Credit: Jordan Novet/VentureBeat

Google, a tech giant that’s been growing its public cloud capabilities, said today that it’s acquired hot realtime backend database startup Firebase. The startup’s technology will be incorporated into Google’s cloud.

“If you’re already a Firebase developer, you’ll start seeing improvements right away and if you’re a Google Cloud Platform customer, you’ll find it even easier to create great mobile and web apps,” Google director of product management Greg DeMichillie wrote in a blog post this morning.

Google is bringing on board the entire Firebase team, DeMichillie noted.

“Google’s backing allows us to dramatically scale Firebase,” co-founder and chief executive James Tamplin wrote in a blog post.

Earlier this year Firebase added a way to host static elements of applications.

Investors include Flybridge Capital Partners and Union Square Ventures.

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