Microsoft to buy DATAllegro, leapfrog Oracle
Microsoft has announced that they will be acquiring data warehouse appliance maker DATAllegro and integrating it’s technology into its SQL Server product.
Consultant and former Computerworld writer Curt Monash said that “for the first time ever, Microsoft has leapfrogged Oracle at the high end of the database market…of all the data warehouse startups, DATAllegro was the one whose technology could be smoothly rolled into Microsoft’s or Oracle’s product line. Microsoft was smart to snatch DATAllegro up.”
Forrester Research analyst James Kobielus agrees with the move, calling the acquisition a “smart one.”
The next version of SQL Server, SQL Server 2008, is expected to be released in a few months; it’s not clear at this point if Microsoft will try to integrate DATAllegro into this version or hold off for next years release.
On a side note, is it just me or does their logo look like it should be for some sort of prescription drug?