Tuesday, April 24, 2012

IBM to Acquire Vivisimo for Big Data Analytics

IBM agreed to acquire Vivisimo, a privately-held developer of discovery and analysis software for big data. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Vivisimo offers federated data capabilities that can provide a single point of access to disparate data sources. The company claims 140 customers in government, life sciences, manufacturing, electronics, consumer goods and financial services. Founded in 2000, Vivisimo is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with offices in Virginia, the UK and France and has 120 employees worldwide.

IBM said the acquisition accelerates its IBM’s efforts to help clients integrate, navigate, and analyze big data.

IBM is also announcing that it is expanding its big data platform to support multiple Apache Hadoop distributions in addition to its own, beginning with Cloudera.http://

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