Microsoft has announced the acquisition of the open source company Citus Data to strengthen the competitiveness of its cloud computing business.

Citus Data is a company dedicated to open source database software PostgreSQL. Microsoft did not reveal the detailed terms of the transaction.

According to Microsoft, the acquisition of the start-up, founded in 2011 with about 40 employees, reaffirms its commitment to Open Source and accelerates the performance and scale of Azure PostgreSQL, reported Thursday the agency Xinhua press release.

"By working together, we will accelerate the delivery of out-of-the-box key functionality for organizations ranging from Azure to PostgreSQL and allow critical PostgreSQL workloads to run with confidence on Azure," he said. Rohan Kumar, corporate vice president at Azure Data.

Microsoft will continue to build on its promise around Azure as the most comprehensive cloud to run proprietary and open source workloads on any scale while hoping to collaborate with the PostgreSQL community to accelerate customer innovation. added Kumar.

Microsoft launched its fully managed community database service for PostgreSQL in March 2018 and will now provide a version of PostgreSQL that is evolving more efficiently in response to growing demand.

"Microsoft and Citus Data will further unleash the power of data, enabling customers to scale complex multi-tenant software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications ... with familiar tools that PostgreSQL developers know and love, "Kumar said.

Citus Data has become one of the latest open-source technology companies to join Microsoft since the Washington-based software and computing giant announced the purchase of the world's largest open source coding site, GitHub, with $ 7.5 billion (about 53,000 crores). in June 2018.

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