Mike Davis, Ovum Senior Analyst
AUSTRALIA: IBM has announced that it is to acquire next generation search vendor Vivisimo, and is expanding its big data platform to run on other distributions of Hadoop, beginning with Cloudera.
Mike Davis, Ovum senior analyst, said: “If people didn’t think big data was in the mainstream of information management before – it is now.
“As predicted in our 2012 Trends to Watch research, vendors are now clearly seeing the benefits of investing in tools to help organisations navigate big data. Since its inception, we’ve highly rated the search technology from privately held Vivisimo. Cloudera is respected for providing not only a distribution of the Open Source Hadoop platform for Big Data, but also for delivering the support, professional services and training that enterprises require before they will deploy open source software.
“Vivisiomo’s Velocity search compliments IBM’s analytic tools for discovering the information ‘nuggets’ that are often obscured by the rapidly increasing volumes of corporate and associated social media data.”