Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) announced on Thursday that it intends to acquire DATAllegro Inc., a provider of breakthrough data warehouse appliances.
DATAllegro is an innovative company. Unlike most data warehouse appliance vendors targeting the 1-25 terabyte range, DATAllegro specializes in large volume, high performance data warehouses. The co’s data warehouse appliance installations commends some of the largest data volume capacities in the industry – up to hundreds of terabytes on a single system.
In addition to offering large capacities, DATAllegro’s patent-pending technology is designed for complex workloads including high concurrency and mixed queries.
After completing the acquisition, Microsoft will retain most of DATAllegro’s team as well as its headquarters in Aliso Viejo, Calif., making it a Center of Excellence for data warehousing. Existing DATAllegro customers will continue to be supported.
This acquisition will extend the capabilities of Microsoft’s mission-critical data platform, making it easier and more cost-effective for customers of all sizes to manage and glean insight from the ever-expanding amount of data generated by and for businesses, employees and consumers.