Google Cloud hires Oracle veteran Amit Zavery to lead Apigee team

Google Cloud has hired Oracle veteran Amit Zavery to lead one of its engineering teams, Reuters reported.
Google Cloud Amit ZaveryFormer Oracle President Thomas Kurian became Google Cloud’s chief executive officer last year. Amit Zavery will be working with Thomas Kurian.

Amit Zavery left last week as executive vice president for Oracle cloud platform. He started on Monday as a Google Cloud vice president of engineering and will lead the Apigee team.

Amit Zavery worked at Oracle for about 24 years, starting as a software engineer and most recently looking over a portfolio of application development tools for cloud computing customers.

Some analysts estimate that the portfolio, combined with fees from hosting data on the cloud, will generate $2.1 billion in revenue for Oracle during its fiscal 2019.

Google gained some similar tools through its $625 million acquisition of Apigee in 2016. Apigee CEO Chet Kapoor, who became a vice president at Google, is remaining with the company.

Amit Zavery will help Google add to its tools platform, which helps businesses develop applications for their workers or customers.

Thomas Kurian last month said Google Cloud would focus on trying to win business from the biggest companies in a handful of industries by offering them a wider variety of specialized services.

Google is a No. 3 to Amazon.com’s AWS and Microsoft in selling cloud storage and services.

Thomas Kurian spent 22 years at Oracle before leaving last year and joining Google shortly after.