Why IBM is adding Vivisimo to its analytics roster

It’s beginning to look like there will be no free-standing analytics companies left. IBM is buying Vivisimo for the “discovery and navigation” expertise that companies use to access and analyze (what else?) big data. The news come a week after IBM bought Varicent, another analytics company.

Autonomy exec says HP now a big data player

HP took a lot of flack when it decided to buy Autonomy for $10 billion, but if big data is a worthwhile investment, perhaps HP’s alleged overpayment really will pay off. Autonomy’s Nicole Egan explained to me why she thinks HP is in a good position.

Why Oracle bought big data veteran Endeca

Oracle has acquired Endeca, a Cambridge, Mass.-based big data vendor specializing in analyzing and providing business intelligence for unstructured data. For Oracle, Endeca, which has been around since 2001, represents an expansion of the big data focus it unveiled at its OpenWorld conference earlier this month.