Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Microsoft to Acquire DATAllegro for Data Warehousing Appliance

Microsoft agreed to acquire DATAllegro, a supplier of data warehouse appliances, for an undisclosed sum.

DATAllegro has specialized in large-volume, high-performance data warehouse appliance installations that boast some of the largest data volume capacities in the industry -- up to hundreds of terabytes on a single system. DATAllegro clients span such markets as retail, telecommunications and manufacturing. The company is based in Aliso Viejo, California.

Microsoft said it is focused on delivering not just a database, but a data platform. A leader in data warehousing and business intelligence (BI), Microsoft SQL Server includes comprehensive, tightly integrated functionality for data management as well as advanced BI out of the box. SQL Server delivers on Microsoft's vision for pervasive BI by providing capabilities for large-scale data warehousing, rich interoperability with Microsoft Office, and enhanced functionality for Microsoft's BI solutions. SQL Server is a key element of the broader Microsoft Application Platform, a portfolio of technology capabilities and core products that help organizations develop, deploy and manage dynamic applications and IT infrastructure.

"Microsoft SQL Server 2008 delivers enterprise-class capabilities in business intelligence and data warehousing, and the addition of the DATAllegro team and its technology will take our data platform to the highest scale of data warehousing," said Ted Kummert, corporate vice president of the Data and Storage Platform Division at Microsoft.http://www.datallegro.com

  • In May 2008, DATAllegro announced the closing of its “Series D�? round of funding totaling $19.6 million. The round was led by an affiliate of the Hillman Company. All other venture capital groups from previous rounds of funding, including Adams Capital Management, Focus Ventures, Intel Capital, JAFCO Ventures, Palomar Ventures and Venrock Associates, met or exceeded their pro rata.

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