[Editor’s note: There’s been a raft load of good news for OTB alumni-founded firms, I’ll do my best to get us caught up on the news! ]
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.
“Metanautix started out with the vision to integrate the data supply chain by building the Quest data compute engine that enables scalable SQL access to any data”, said Vassilakis. “Three years in, we can take this work to the next level by joining forces with Microsoft. We look forward to being part of Microsoft’s important efforts with Azure and SQL Server to give enterprise customers a unified view of all of their data across cloud and on-premises systems”.
As it happens, I lived in the same dorm with Theo Vassilakis at Stanford, and those of us in the Alumni network no doubt remember Toli from his stint at Trilogy, starting in 1998.