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From IBM Netezza to the human brain

IBM is buying Netezza for $1.7B. Why is a company with $191 million in yearly revenue worth $1.7 billion to IBM, which already has products in this space?

By Sep. 24, 2010


IBM to acquire Netezza for $1.7 billion

Saying the time is right to push data analytics deeper into businesses, IBM offers $27 per share for Netezza, with which it already has a long-standing relationship.

By Sep. 20, 2010


CIA allegedly bought flawed software for attacks

The agency allegedly bought flawed targeting software for drone missile attacks--software it knew was faulty, and that could misdirect attacks by as much as 39 feet--a report says.

By Sep. 27, 2010


RightScale, Aster Data raise millions in funding

Cloud management platform and big data and analytics provider raise a combined $55 million in their C rounds of funding.

By Sep. 22, 2010


Does 'big data' equal big opportunity for storage vendors?

Traditional data warehousing will be transformed into "big data" analysis applications. What impact will the "big data" wave have on storage?

By Nov. 29, 2010


IBM delivers strong quarter led by software, growth markets

Revenue from growth markets was up 19 percent and sales from Brazil, Russia, India and China jumped 17 percent.

By Oct. 17, 2011


Shared storage in a 'shared nothing' environment

"Shared nothing" computing is taking off, driven by "big data" analytics. Can shared storage play in a "shared nothing" environment?

By Feb. 9, 2011


What Oracle didn't say at OpenWorld

Oracle didn't have much to say at its annual OpenWorld conference, and that may be the point.

By Sep. 29, 2008