Microsoft Acquires Big Data Startup Metanautix


Microsoft announced today that it has purchased Metanautix, a big-data focused startup that came out of stealth in 2014. The company was backed by $7 million in capital, including cash from well-known venture firm Sequoia.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

According to TechCrunch’s prior coverage of Metanautix, the company’s external funding came in majority at the time of its founding in 2012. When the company publicly launched, this publication reported that it had “half a dozen beta customers using [its] software.” Despite that, its run as an independent shop is over.

Microsoft intends to fold Metanautix into its “data platform, including SQL Server and the Cortana Analytics Suite.” For now, the software giant is publicly light on details past those notes.

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