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microsoft MichaelKappel flickrMicrosoft has brought over big data firm Metanautix in a bid to further strengthen data calculation

The Palo Alto, California-based company was co-founded by former Google and Facebook executives Theo Vassilakis and Toli Lerios. It was launched as a big data company in September 2014 after raising US$7mn.

The details of the agreement were not announced by either side.

Microsoft emphasised that Metanautix is a company that is helping one of the world’s biggest challenges in the analytical data with the use of its technology. It allows to the responsible for the computerised infrastructure of organisations to connect available information from different parts of it.

This is accomplished through private and public clouds such as traditional data warehouses, business systems like Salesforce, and NoSQL databases like Cassandra, without undergoing the complex and expensive process of bringing all data to a centralised system.

According to Microsoft, 2015 has turned out to be one of its more aggressive software company acquisition periods with almost 20 buy-ins focusing mostly on social, mobile, analytics and cloud category.