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Microsoft Acquires Datallegro

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Microsoft announced today that they have acquired data warehousing application provider Datallegro for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition was run out of the Data and Storage Platform division at Microsoft, with an intention to integrate the Datallegro application into Microsoft SQL Server and the data application suite.

Microsoft are rapidly building out their data services offerings and have made a number of acquisitions as part of their strategy to compete in the enterprise market. Microsoft recently also acquired Zoomix, an Israeli company that provides automated data intelligence. The data and storage division at Microsoft is growing rapidly, and with the upcoming release of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and an agressive marketing push they should be able to steadily chip away market share from Oracle in the enterprise market.

Datallegro was founded in 2003 by Stuart Frost and Mark Thacker in California. They just raised 19.6 million dollars in their D round in May. The round was led by an affiliate of the Hillman Company, with Adams Capital management, Focus Ventures, Intel Capital, JAFCO Ventures, Palomar Ventures and Venrock Associates joining.

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