Microsoft acquires data model company ADRM

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Microsoft has acquired ADRM Software, a provider of large-scale industry data models. These models are used by large companies as information blueprints, says Microsoft.

According to the ADRM Software website, for 30 years customers in 18 countries around the world have been adopting and implementing ADRM’s data models.

A data model is a graphic representation of the data within a specific area of interest, as defined by ADRM. An enterprise data model incorporates integrated data requirements of an organization within a single model, typically exceeding 400 entities and 2,500 attributes. It is the essential data model for strategic planning, communicating information requirements across the organization, developing integrated systems and organizing data in the business area, data warehouse and data mart models, says ADRM.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

  • Find ADRM president and CEO Kevin Schofield’s post on the acquisition here.
  • Find Ravi Krishnaswamy, CVP, Azure Global Industry with Microsoft talk about the acquisition here.

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