Microsoft announced that it has acquired ADRM Software, a provider of large-scale industry data models, which are used by large companies as information blueprints, for an undisclosed sum.
North Carolina-based ADRM’s industry data models have been built and refined over decades for business-critical analytics.
Microsoft said an industry data model enables organizations to more holistically capture and define business concepts, refine and integrate processes, and build interoperability in their ecosystem.
Microsoft has been investing in the power of data and artificial intelligence (AI) to innovate, influence and enhance customer experience and partner growth.
Data and AI are the foundation of modern technological innovation, yet businesses today struggle to unlock the full value data has to offer as fragmented data estates hinder digital transformation, says Ravi Krishnaswamy, CVP, Azure Global Industry, Microsoft.
Combining comprehensive industry models from ADRM with limitless storage and compute from Azure allows for the creation of the intelligent data lake where data from multiple lines of business can be harmonized together more quickly.