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April 14, 2015

Microsoft snaps up Datazen to boost mobile business intelligence

Acquisition taps market for data analytics on mobile devices.

By Alexander Sword

Microsoft has announced that it has acquired Datazen Software.

The acquisition of the mobile business intelligence and data visualisation specialist will allow Microsoft to expand its business intelligence offerings, providing organisations with tools to extract value from data on any device.

SQL Server Enterprise Edition customers with version 2008 or later and Software Assurance will be able to download the Datazen Server software at no additional cost.

In addition, Microsoft announced that it plans to integrate Datazen technology with Power BI to provide customers with another hybrid bridge for on-premises investment to the cloud.

"Today I am excited to announce the acquisition of Datazen Software, an industry leader in mobile business intelligence and data visualization on Windows, iOS and Android devices," Kamal Hathi, Partner Director, Cloud & Enterprise at Microsoft commented on Microsoft’s blog.

"This acquisition accelerates our Power BI strategy to help organizations create a data culture with easy-to-use, accessible tools to extract maximum value from data – from anywhere, on any device."

He concluded: "Beyond great technology, this acquisition brings a group of talented people to Microsoft. They will help us continue to deliver a broad range of products and services that will empower organizations around the world capitalize on their data opportunities."

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"It is my pleasure to share that Datazen Software has been acquired by Microsoft. Our entire product team is thrilled to join Microsoft and help empower millions of people through mobile data analytics," read the Datazen blog on the announcement.

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