Microsoft has acquired ADRM Software, a company that sells industry-specific data models used by large companies.
“As we worked closely with the Azure team during the past year, we became very enthusiastic about the tremendous additional acceleration we can unlock for enterprise customers by combining ADRM’s comprehensive industry data models with the limitless storage and compute from Azure to power the next generation of intelligent data lakes, modern DWs, next-level analytics, and AI/ML,” ARDM CEO Kevin Schofield wrote in a LinkedIn post.
The data models are also known as information blueprints or roadmaps. Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Azure Global Industry Ravi Krishnaswamy said that the acquisition will help Microsoft customers accelerate their digital initiatives and reduce risk.
“An industry data model enables organizations to more holistically capture and define business concepts, refine and integrate processes, and build interoperability in their ecosystem,” he wrote in a blog post. “But companies today are implementing data modeling on a fragmented basis, resulting in a disparate data estate that is incapable of supporting the kinds of digital transformation required today.”