Well, I haven't been active here for some time, but I've been wanting to get back to blogging and this is the perfect opportunity.

While speculation has been in the air for some time, it's actually official now.

Microsoft has provided data quality/cleansing capabilities with the likes of Integration Services fuzzy lookup components, but the Zoomix acquisition brings an overall platform data quality solution at the right level in the Microsoft stack. Naturally, the Microsoft Master Data Management team is excited at the possibilities this presents for our customers and we'll be working with the SQL Server team going forward to integrate the Zoomix and other DQ capabilities into the master data application.

More later.