Cloud Giant Microsoft Acquires BrightBytes’ DataSense Data Management Platform
February 6, 2019
Cloud giant Microsoft has acquired BrightBytes’ DataSense data management platform. BrightBytes, which has headquarters in San Francisco, California, United States, was established in 2012. The company’s solutions are “designed to address the unique needs of educational leaders globally”. They create evidence-based frameworks that combine with data from schools to establish insights into how to enhance student learning outcomes.
Microsoft has acquired a platform that is used by countless schools and educational authorities in the United States. The company has revealed that DataSense will be integrated with Microsoft’s Azure platform. Alongside its technology, BrightBytes’ team will also be absorbed by Microsoft. While Microsoft’s acquisition was completed in December 2018, details of the financial aspects of the deal have yet to be released. BrightBytes received a valuation of $120 million during its last round of investment.
“In the coming months, we’re excited to begin the process of integrating DataSense technology into our products for schools, providing a single, more secure, Microsoft-based service that will unlock the power of data analytics for schools,” explained Microsoft’s General Manager of Education Strategy and Platforms, Mr. Steve Liffick in a press release. “As we start this journey of integration, BrightBytes customers using DataSense can rest assured they will not experience any disruption.”
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