Microsoft has expanded its big data analytics portfolio by acquiring a Palo Alto-based analytics startup called Metanautix. The firm makes technology that allows enterprises to create pools of data from various sources.
Microsoft said it plans to integrate Metanautix technology into SQL Server, Cortana Analytics Suite and the Azure cloud computing service. It will stop selling products under the Metanautix brand name.
Metanautix co-founder Theo Vassilakis blogged, “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.”