Microsoft bolsters data governance offering with BlueTalon acquisition

By Laura Mullan
Microsoft has announced that it has acquired BlueTalon to help strengthen its data governance offerings. Microsoft said that the acquisition of the Cal...

Microsoft has announced that it has acquired BlueTalon to help strengthen its data governance offerings. 

Microsoft said that the acquisition of the Californian firm will help it “empower enterprises across industries to digitally transform” whilst also “ensuring the right use of data with centralised data governance at scale through Azure.” 

In a blog post, Rohan Kumar, Corporate Vice President of Azure Data, highlighted how the purchase was significant because “Data privacy is one of the defining issues of our time, as evidenced by the introduction and evolution of privacy laws across the globe (e.g., GDPR, CCPA, etc.).” 

SEE ALSO:

He added: “The IP and talent acquired through BlueTalon brings a unique expertise at the apex of big data, security and governance.” 

The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed but, ahead of the deal, BlueTalon had raised around $27.4mn, according to Crunchbase reports. 

Commenting on the acquisition, Eric Tilenius, CEO of BlueTalon, wrote: “As we began exploring partnership opportunities with various hyperscale cloud providers to better serve our customers, Microsoft deeply impressed us. 

“The Azure Data team was uniquely thoughtful and visionary when it came to data governance. We found them to be the perfect fit for us in both mission and culture. So when Microsoft asked us to join forces, we jumped at the opportunity."

 

Share

Featured Articles

TECH LIVE LONDON: An overview of the hybrid technology show

We take a look at the first day of Tech Live London with insights from technology leaders from companies such as IBM, Microsoft and Vodafone

TECH LIVE LONDON: Begins tomorrow at 10am!

Our marquee technology event is nearly here. There's still time to claim your free ticket (worth £295). Look forward to welcoming you to the Tobacco Dock!

Executive Q&A: Marc Lueck, CISO EMEA, Zscaler

As we prepare to welcome the Zero Trust leaders to TECH LIVE LONDON this June 23-24, we take the opportunity to chat to Zscaler CISO of EMEA, Marc Lueck

TECH LIVE LONDON: Registering, networking and logistics

Digital Transformation

New speaker from Infosys announced for TECH LIVE LONDON!

Digital Transformation

New speaker from Bernadette announced for TECH LIVE LONDON!

Digital Transformation