Microsoft Acquires Datazen to Add New Mobile BI Capabilities

Microsoft acquired Datazen which is a company that provides a native mobile BI experience. 

“Datazen is positioned as a mobile BI solution for customers who need a solution that is implemented on-premises,” the Datazen team writes today. “As such, it will complement Power BI, Microsoft’s cloud-based business analytics service.”

Datazen is an on premise product that provides access out to the internet for mobile browsers and native apps to on premise data sources. 

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The product will be integrated into the Power BI family of tools.

A key note for SQL Server Enterprise users – As of today, SQL Server Enterprise Edition customers with version 2008 or later and Software Assurance are entitled to download the Datazen Server software at no additional cost.