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Big Data and MDM Revisited

Last year I presented at the MDM Summit in San Francisco and wrote a blog post titled Big Data and MDM – Where Quantity Meets Quality. At the time, there was a fair amount of curiosity around how the massive data volumes being generated from social media sales and marketing channels would impact more “traditional” […]

The Growing Universe of Big Data and Hadoop – A Graphical view of Funding, M&A and Partnerships (Updated May 2012)

Here is a quick graphic which I last updated May 2012 which visualizes some of the funding, M&A and partnerships related to the growing universe of Big Data and of course Hadoop.

Note that in certain categories there are a mix of companies and technologies. The graphic is a work in progress and does NOT […]

Mastering Big Data Management

You are seeing tweets daily, check that, there seems to be an article or post practically every hour. Big Data is an enormous topic of conversation. From Apache (Hadoop) to Zetabyte forecasts, everyone is telling you to be prepared. Big Data is being analyzed, retained and managed for greater business insights and competitive agility.

With […]

LinkedIn’s IPO – A Perfect Storm of Big Data, Open Source and Cloud Computing

Unless you were at a media-free retreat or preparing for the Rapture that never was, you will have seen the tremendous success of the LinkedIn IPO, pricing at $45 a share and hitting an intraday price of $120 before “settling” down to today’s price of about $95 sporting a $9B+ market cap. To put this […]

Big Data, Big Money, Big Interviews

Since I first blogged about Hadoop way back in May of 2009 the furvor for Hadoop and companies in any way related to Big Data has been hitting new highs. There have been more articles and blog posts about Big Data including popular press such as the The Economist’s (Big) Data Deluge ; specialized sold […]

Software AG Acquires Data Foundations Snubs Previous OEM Partner Orchestra Networks

In a somewhat surprising move, Software AG announced that they have acquired MDM vendor Data Foundations. I say surprising because they had, according to the Gartner 2009 MDM report by John Radcliffe, owned the worldwide rights to OEM the Orchestra Networks EBX platform, which they marketed as Web Methods MDM. This relationship established approximately Dec […]

EMC buys Greenplum – But how reliable are analytics without MDM?

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The hot news in the “Big Data” world this afternoon is the acquisition of Greenplum by EMC. Greenplum has been one of the major high performance analytics players focusing on “Big Data” (see my analysis of Greenplum’s Enterprise Data […]

MDM M&A Candidates – Who’s Who of Who’s Left (Win a Flip Ultra HD)

Thanks everyone again for the enthusiastic response to my Tibco-Netrics post. Given the feedback and number of readers to the article it’s like Rachel says in the sitcom Friends:

“And hey, just so you know — it’s NOT that common, it DOESN’T happen to every guy, and it IS a big deal!”

While […]

Tibco buys Netrics – MDM M&A Exhaustion or Ho Hum Deal?

Firstly, allow me to extend my usual congratulations to the startup being acquired. To the Netrics team, hopefully it was a good exit for you and I wish you all the best at Tibco.

My apologies to those who emailed me wondering why I had no commentary on the day of the Tibco-Netrics announcement. My […]

Beyond MDM: For Informatica Two’s Company, Three’s a Cloud

Previously I blogged about “Why Informatica–Siperian beats IBM–Initiate Systems, especially if you are an MDM buyer today” . Watching the numerous accolades coming from the #INFAanalyst tweetstream last week has shed further light on Informatica’s overall data management strategy and their commitment to the cloud. So while many have been focused on the two company […]