We all know the story that data is growing at an exponential rate and that companies are always trying to find new ways to manage the growth in the information they have collected. But one of the side effects of this growth in data is managing who has access to it and how it is governed.

Microsoft has announced today that they have acquired BluetTalon, a company that specializes in data governance.

BlueTalon’s solution, and what they will be bringing to Azure, is a way to make it easier and safer to access data across the enterprise in a way that is highly governed and also aligns to compliance frameworks. Following the completion of the acquisition, BlueTalon will be joining the Azure Data governance group.

With the acquisition, Microsoft says that BlueTalon will “enhance our ability to empower enterprises across industries to digitally transform while ensuring right use of data with centralized data governance at scale through Azure.”

As usual, pricing was not disclosed for the acquisition. BlueTalon is based out of Redwood City, California and the company’s employees will be joining the Microsoft org chart.

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