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Twitter Acquires Scalable Computing Startup Ubalo

Twitter announced yesterday afternoon that it has acquired a little-known scalable computing startup called Ubalo.

Founded in 2011, Palo Alto-based Ubalo simplifies large-scale computing, enabling its users to write just the code they need for analysis or processing without worrying about the complexities of integration and scaling.

Ubalo’s co-founders Jacob Mattingley and Ian Downes wrote in a post on their website,

“We’ve got some exciting news: The Ubalo team is joining Twitter. In early 2011, we started Ubalo to make large-scale computing easier and more accessible to a technical audience, and we’ve had a great time working with our partners and customers on a number of interesting products. When we met the infrastructure folks at Twitter, we realized that it’s a company with brilliant people, strong momentum, exciting challenges and a promising future. We quickly became enthusiastic about the possibility of collaborating with them and the impact we could have there.

A few days ago, Twitter agreed to acquire our technology and we agreed to join their staff. We look forward to working with Twitter in the years to come.”

Twitter announced the acquisition as well:

Ubalo joins other recent Twitter acquisitions, We Are Hunted (to create Twitter #Music) and social TV analytics firm Bluefin Labs.

(H/t: Mashable; logo via Ubalo)

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