Cloud giant Microsoft has acquired “data-centric solution” provider BlueTalon
. BlueTalon, which has headquarters in Redwood City, California, United States, was established in 2013. The company is “a leading provider of Unified Data Access Control for big data and new data initiatives”. Its customer base includes Fortune 100 companies who leverage the “BlueTalon Policy Engine” to visualize and control their data layer and address potential security “blind spots”. BlueTalon’s partner network includes big-name companies like Dell EMC and Teradata.
Microsoft has acquired BlueTalon to address some of the data privacy and governance issues it faces. BlueTalon’s solutions allow Enterprises to use the data they generate to gain better insights into their daily operations. These insights can be used to establish policies that determine which data users can access and block fraudulent access. BlueTalon’s technology will be absorbed by Microsoft’s ‘Azure Data Governance’ group. Financial aspects of the deal have yet to be released.
“The IP and talent acquired through BlueTalon brings a unique expertise at the apex of big data, security and governance,” explained the Corporate Vice President, Azure Data, Microsoft, Rohan Kumar in the company’s blog. “This acquisition will enhance our ability to empower enterprises across industries to digitally transform while ensuring right use of data with centralized data governance at scale through Azure,” he added.Do you know of any other companies involved in acquisitions? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.