This was originally posted at ZDNet's Between the Lines.
IBM on Tuesday said it acquired Exeros, a privately held data discovery software maker.
The terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
IBM said it will wrap Exeros' technology into its recently launched business analytics unit.
Exeros' technology uncovers relationships between databases and allows companies to decipher disparate information sources.
In a statement, IBM walked through various scenarios for Exeros' software. Exeros offers Discover X-Profiler, an application that profiles data, Discovery Unified Schema Builder, which allows users to prototype the combination of various data, and the Discovery Transformation Analyzer, which scans business rules and spots anomalies.