Datadog buys Mortar Data, will close its Hadoop cloud service


Datadog, a startup that monitors the performance of users’ cloud computing servers, has acquired big data startup Mortar Data and intends to shutter the company’s existing cloud service.

Mortar launched in 2012 and was initially focused on providing a simple way to run Hadoop jobs in the Amazon Web Services cloud using languages such as Python and Pig. The company eventually launched an open source project to house a lot of its work, including some around building reusable frameworks for common big data applications such as recommendation engines. Recently, Mortar added support for numerous new open source technologies, including Spotify’s Luigi pipeline tool and Apache Spark.

The company had raised $3.2 million in equity and debt financing, including a $1.8 million seed round, according to Crunchbase.

Datadog will be closing down Mortar’s service, and the Mortar team and platform will work inside Datadog analyzing operational data that can…

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