Some interesting aspects of the deal:
In addition to offering large capacities, DATAllegro’s patent-pending technology is designed for complex workloads including high concurrency and mixed queries. DATAllegro is one of the few data warehouse appliances built on a non-proprietary hardware platform including Dell and Bull servers and EMC storage. This flexible architecture makes it ideally suited to integrate with SQL Server.
After completion of the acquisition, Microsoft will retain most of DATAllegro’s team as well as its headquarters in Aliso Viejo, California making it a Center of Excellence for data warehousing. Existing DATAllegro customers will continue to be supported.