Most companies viewed endless data silos as a nightmare; Metanautix saw it as an opportunity, and the company is now joining Microsoft's data group to help business every tackle the challenge.
Microsoft announced the acquisition Friday in a blog post, and Metanautix pulled down its own website except for a brief statement from the chief executive:
I am excited to announce that Metanautix has been acquired by Microsoft!
Metanautix started out with the vision to integrate the data supply chain by building the Quest data compute engine that enables scalable SQL access to any data. Three years in, we can take this work to the next level by joining forces with Microsoft. We look forward to being part of Microsoft’s important efforts with Azure and SQL Server to give enterprise customers a unified view of all of their data across cloud and on-premises systems.
It’s been a thrilling ride, but before we begin the next exciting chapter I’d like to take a moment to thank our amazing team who has made all of this possible, including our customers and partners who helped us shape the product, our investors who got it all started and who stood by us, and the many other folks who contributed along the way.
You can read a blog post about the news by Microsoft corporate vice president Joseph Sirosh here.
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Assessing and analyzing data across a business' various data silos has become a key focus of most of the major data intelligence vendors, and Microsoft has been working hard to keep its offerings competitive, particularly as it tries to convince its clients to move at least some of their databases to the cloud with SQL Server's Stretch offering.
Joseph Sirosh, vice president of Microsoft's data group, promised that Metanautix's technology would be brought into both SQL Server and the Cortana Analytics Suite.