Microsoft Acquires Cretan Entrepreneur’s Big Data Startup Metanautix

Greek Reporter – Microsoft announced today that it has acquired the big-data focused company Metanautix, an innovative startup founded by Theo Vasilakis three years ago. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Vassilakis, who was an engineer at Google before becoming an entrepreneur, was able to get $7 million in capital to start Metanautix, including cash from well-known venture firm Sequoia.

“I am excited to announce that Metanautix has been acquired by Microsoft,” Metanautix CEO Theo Vasilakis wrote today in a statement.

“Three years in, we can take this work to the next level by joining forces with Microsoft. We look forward to being part of Microsoft’s important efforts with Azure and SQL Server to give enterprise customers a unified view of all of their data across cloud and on-premises systems.”

Microsoft Corporate Vice President Joseph Sirosh, wrote about the acquisition:

“Metanautix, an innovative company that is helping solve one of the biggest challenges in the world of data analytics: How can a company bring all of its data together for analytics to gain powerful insights, discover new opportunities and drive growth through intelligent automation?”

He also added that in the coming months, Microsoft will have more to share about how they will bring Metanautix technology into the Microsoft data platform, including SQL Server and the Cortana Analytics Suite.

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