Databricks to Buy Data Replication Vendor Arcion for $100 Million

Cloud data platform Databricks hasn’t been quite as eager to replace CDPs as Snowflake although it’s surely on their checklist for world domination.  They just agreed to spend something over $100 million for Arcion, which copies data from other systems into Databricks  The immediate threat is less to CDPs than point solutions such as data pipeline tools – a reminder that platforms like Databricks can effortlessly ruin the market for specialized components: think Godzilla flattening a house outside of Tokyo without even noticing.