Microsoft Buttresses its BI Offerings with Datazen Software Acquisition

By CIOReview | Thursday, April 16, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Microsoft bolsters its business intelligence (BI) services offering with the acquisition of Datazen Software – a mobile BI company.

Datazen Software delivers BI and data visualization on Windows, iOS, and Android devices. The acquisition of Datazen Software is a shot in the arm for Microsoft which now looks forward to accelerate its cloud-based business analytics service. The IT innovation bellwether believes Datazen is at the leading edge of mobile BI with its simplistic yet intense BI solutions for all major mobile platforms.

With this deal, customers of SQL Server Enterprise Edition with version 2008 or later and Software Assurance can download the Datazen Software for free. Through this availability, businesses across the globe can unlock the potential of their business data and make informed decisions.

Microsoft plans to integrate Datazen technology with Power BI to give its customers as an additional option to leverage their BI investments.

In a blog, Miljan Braticevic, CEO of Datazen mentions that the ‘entire Datazen product stack – server, publisher, and all mobile clients – will continue to be available in their current form. ’

“Our team will continue to develop and evolve the product. We have an exciting roadmap and are really looking forward to bringing new features to market. We'll share more information on how these products will be integrated into Microsoft's offerings at a later date,” Braticevic adds.