AWS Acquires Redshift-Focused Startup DataRow

Amazon Web Services (AWS) this week acquired DataRow, whose flagship product is a Web-based client for the Amazon Redshift cloud data warehouse.

The acquisition was announced on the DataRow Web site, as well as on LinkedIn by DataRow Co-Founder and CTO Can Abacıgil. Abacıgil noted that DataRow is the first startup based in Turkey to be acquired by AWS.

DataRow was founded in 2016 under the original name of TeamSQL. The company rebranded to become DataRow in 2019 as part of an effort to focus its development around Amazon Redshift.

Its flagship product is a "SQL client specifically designed and built for Amazon Redshift." Aimed at data scientists, the DataRow client is meant to streamline the process of creating charts and other visualizations from Redshift query data.

It also enables users to easily share their data with collaborators, integrating with Slack and Microsoft Teams. The product's Notebook tool gives users a workspace to analyze data using Python and R.

Other features, according to the Web site, include:

  • Query Sense to prevent non-read-only queries.
  • Easy troubleshooting for Amazon Redshift data loads.
  • Query Execution History with performance indicators.
  • Create, list and drop Amazon Redshift Stored Procedures.

"We are pleased to share that DataRow is now an Amazon Web Services (AWS) company," the DataRow site statement reads. "We're proud to have created an innovative 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. Together with AWS, we look forward to taking our tool to the next level for customers."

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Gladys Rama (@GladysRama3) is the editorial director of Converge360.


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