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pwc deal data indentifies likely it industry acquisition targets


posted 2017-01-27 1 of pwc tracks top it industry acquisition targets for 2016/2017pwc's deal insights data for 2016 and 2017 indicates that software and it services sectors will remain attractive targets for corporate acquisitions this year.2016 was a banner year for tech m&alast year was an impressive year for technology mergers and acquisitions, pwc data shows. the company counted 1,613 acquisitions, totaling $323.5 billion in cumulative transaction value. while the number of acquisitions was down by 16 percent compared to 2015, the total value was up 3 percent year over year, thanks to a larger number of big deals.there were 61 deals that exceeded $1 billionaccording to pwc, 2016 saw an “explosion of multi-billion dollar transactions.” the year saw 61 deals that exceeded $1 billion






samsung electronics acquisition of harman approved by shareholders


harman international board of directors approved an acquisition from samsung electronics back in november. this is one of the steps the korean company is taking towards the automotive industry since harman produces components for infotainment, cyber security and over-the-air updates. some shareholders tried to stop the deal, claiming the company is worth more than the $8 billion offered by samsung, but after a vote the deal will go through.harman is a company that is most popular with its brands jbl, akg, bang & olufsen and works with tesla, mercedes, porsche, jaguar in building intelligent systems and car audio. shareholders voted in favor of the deal with 70.78% approving it. this translates to 49.4 million shares out of total 69.8 million represented. holders of 2.1 million shares w






verizon reportedly closes in on a yahoo acquisition with a $250m discount


verizon and yahoo are closing to reaching a new acquisition deal, with a price tag that’s $250 million less than the $4.8 billion agreed upon last year, according to a bloomberg report.a verizon spokesperson declined to comment on the report. even without confirmation, the story has been good for yahoo stock — as of 11:51am eastern, the price is up 1.4 percent since the market opened.following the disclosure of two separate hacks (one affecting more than 500 million accounts, another affecting more than a billion ), yahoo announced last month that the deal’s closing date had been pushed back until the second quarter of 2017.verizon fourth quarter earnings fall short of analyst expectationsyahoo surprises no one by pushing back its verizon acquisition close dateyahoo shares tumble as invest






hpe adds more storage ip with $1b acquisition of nimble


hewlett-packard enterprise, which relies heavily on its data storage and management businesses for a stable financial bottom line, apparently now has the all-flash storage intellectual property it needs to maintain parity with the pure storages, dell emcs and ibms of the world. hpe revealed march 7 that it has acquired nimble storage for $1 billion in cold cash. that equates to $12.50 per share. as a bonus, hpe said it will assume or pay out nimble's unvested equity awards, which will have an approximate value of $200 million at closing of the deal, which is expected in q3. in the deal, hpe inherits nimble's set of 10,000 enterprise customers. not a bad addition to the hpe sales charts. the deal comes on the heels of the $650 million acquisition announced jan. 17 of hyperconverged storage






verizon reportedly closes in on a yahoo acquisition with a $250m discount


verizon and yahoo are close to reaching a new acquisition deal, with a price tag that’s $250 million less than the $4.8 billion agreed upon last year, according to a bloomberg report.a verizon spokesperson declined to comment on the report. even without confirmation, the story has been good for yahoo stock — as of 11:51am eastern, the price is up 1.4 percent since the market opened.following the disclosure of two separate hacks (one affecting more than 500 million accounts, another affecting more than a billion ), yahoo announced last month that the deal’s closing date had been pushed back until the second quarter of 2017.verizon fourth quarter earnings fall short of analyst expectationsyahoo surprises no one by pushing back its verizon acquisition close dateyahoo shares tumble as investor






hpe $1b acquisition of nimble means more storage and more customers


in the deal, hpe inherits nimble's set of 10,000 enterprise customers. not a bad addition to the hpe sales charts. hewlett-packard enterprise, which relies heavily on its data storage and management businesses for a stable financial bottom line, apparently now has the all-flash storage intellectual property it needs to maintain parity with the pure storages, dell emcs and ibms of the world. hpe revealed march 7 that it has acquired nimble storage for $1 billion in cold cash. that equates to $12.50 per share. as a bonus, hpe said it will assume or pay out nimble's unvested equity awards, which will have an approximate value of $200 million at closing of the deal, which is expected in q3. in the deal, hpe inherits nimble's set of 10,000 enterprise customers. not a bad addition to the hpe sal






inabox to acquire logic communications for au$1.5m


wholesale telecommunications and cloud services provider inabox has announced it is acquiring perth-based competitor logic communications for au$1.5 million. under the terms of the deal, au$1 million is to be paid upfront, with the remaining $0.5 million to be paid during the 2018 financial year inabox estimates the acquisition of logic communications to add more than au$1 million in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation (ebitda) in fy18 after synergies.latest australian news it will also help extend inabox's footprint in western australia, bringing across logic communications' portfolio of more than 50 small to medium-size enterprise clients. the acquisition will also add 14 engineers to inabox's team, the company said."through this acquisition inabox now represe






leeco says its acquisition of vizio remains on track despite ftc charge


earlier this week smart tv maker vizio settled an ftc charge for nefariously collecting of data from its customers, but that isn’t deterring china’s leeco from completing a $2 billion acquisition of the company.back in july 2016, leeco announced a surprise $2 billion deal to buy vizio and thus further expand its business empire, which already covers video streaming, mobile phones and a controversial smart car project. news of this week’s settlement — based on vizio secretly collecting viewing data and selling it to third parties — was seen as a potential deal-breaker, but leeco has denied that is the case.“leeco is committed to the vizio deal and it is priority for us, the process is on the right track, please stay tuned,” a spokesperson told techcrunch. the company initially declined to c






leeco says its acquisition of vizio remains on track despite ftc charge


earlier this week smart tv maker vizio settled an ftc charge for nefariously collecting data from its customers, but that isn’t deterring china’s leeco from completing a $2 billion acquisition of the company.back in july 2016, leeco announced a surprise $2 billion deal to buy vizio and thus further expand its business empire, which already covers video streaming, mobile phones and a controversial smart car project. news of this week’s settlement — based on vizio secretly collecting viewing data and selling it to third parties — was seen as a potential deal-breaker, but leeco has denied that is the case.“leeco is committed to the vizio deal and it is priority for us, the process is on the right track, please stay tuned,” a spokesperson told techcrunch. the company initially declined to comm






apple’s local deal spurs creation of new uw professorship in artificial intellig


the uw’s guestrin endowed professorship in artificial intelligence and machine learning is bolstered by a $1 million endowment stemming from apple’s acquisition of a local tech company.the university of washington has established a professorship to focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning, bolstered by a $1 million endowment stemming from apple’s acquisition of a local tech company.the guestrin endowed professorship in artificial intelligence and machine learning will be part of the university’s computer science and engineering (cse) department, and is named for professor and entrepreneur carlos guestrin. guestrin, who holds the amazon professor of machine learning title at the uw, was recruited to the city in 2012 with a little help from amazon ceo jeff bezos. the funding for






data logger demo


the data logger app demonstrates the use of the universal library for android api to acquire analog data from a measurement computing (mcc) data acquisition device (usb, bluetooth or ethernet). this app reads the selected a/d input channels at the specified rate and stores the acquired data in the specified csv file. supported mcc daq devices: please visit http://www.mccdaq.com/ulforandroidif you're interested in the source code for this app or in creating your own customized measurement app for measurement computing daq devices using the universal library for android, please visit http://www.mccdaq.com/ulforandroidabout measurement computingmeasurement computing is the market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of value-priced data acquisition hardware and software. head






apple struggles to make big deals, hampering strategy shifts


apple has struggled for years to pull off big acquisition deals because of a series of quirks. that leaves investors questioning how the world’s most valuable technology company plans to use its $246 billion cash pile to meet ambitious sales targets and expand into new markets.“we are always looking at acquisitions,” apple ceo tim cook told analysts last month. “there’s not a size that we would not do.”it’s a message he’s increasingly stressed over the past year as investors question how the world’s most valuable technology company plans to use its $246 billion cash pile to meet ambitious sales targets and expand into new markets, such as transportation.but apple has struggled for years to pull off bigger deals because of a series of quirks: an aversion to risk, reluctance to work with ext






ca picks up veracode in $614m deal to improve secure devops


ca technologies is making a big bet on security with the acquisition of privately-held code security testing vendor veracode for $614 million in cash. the deal is expected to close in the first quarter of veracode's fiscal year 2018. veracode was founded in 2006 and is currently led by ceo bob brennan. when the deal closes, brennan will become general manager of the new veracode business unit within ca technologies. veracode's technology will provide new capabilities to ca as there is no overlap with any existing ca products. "what ca has done over the last few years is established a baseline of products in agile management, a broad devops portfolio as well security and application monitoring," mordecai rosen, ca technologies senior vice president and general manager, security business, to






toshiba delays earnings reports until march over audit woes


tokyo — japanese electronics and energy giant toshiba corp. says it is unable to report its financial results on schedule. it is delaying the report, which was due tuesday, until march 14.the company said auditors had questioned its reporting on the acquisition of cb&i stone & webster by toshiba's u.s. nuclear unit westinghouse.toshiba denies any wrongdoing. the company expects a big write-down for the value of the acquisition.toshiba is grappling with a scandal over company officials' doctoring of accounting books after it set unrealistic profit targets.the company is expected to restructure its ailing nuclear business, but nothing has been announced. japan's nuclear sector was thrown into crisis after multiple meltdowns of reactors at a power plant in fukushima prefecture trigger






singtel furthers ad-tech ambitions with turn acquisition


by feb. 23, 2017 5:03 p.m. et singapore-based telecom provider singtel is pushing further into the advertising technology business with the acquisition of ad-buying firm turn inc., in what may be a mixed signal for the turbulent ad tech market.on the one hand, the deal may be a good sign for the growing pool of ad tech firms now looking for exits or strategic partnerships in that it may offer evidence of a wider pool of potential suitors beyond just marketing and technology companies. singtel is southeast asia’s largest telecom firm and has been branching out around the world to drive growth, including the 2012 acquisition of digital marketing firm amobee.amobee, now a singtel subsidiary, agreed to acquire turn for an enterprise value of $310 million, the companies announced wednesday.but






hootsuite buys social analytics firm lifemetrix


hootsuite has made another acquisition in the social marketing space, this time scooping up new york-based social analytics firm lifemetrix. the deal comes just weeks after hootsuite bought facebook ads manager adespresso for an undisclosed sum.the internet of things 10 types of enterprise deployments as businesses continue to experiment with the internet of things, interesting use cases are emerging. here are some of the most common ways iot is deployed in the enterprise.hootsuite said the acquisition will bolster its existing social media analytics dashboard, hootsuite analytics. the platform is geared toward enterprises looking for ways to track and evaluate the roi from social ad spending. hootsuite has rallied around the concept of social marketing roi with these last two acquisitions






verizon gets a $250 billion break on its deal to buy yahoo


yahoo’s security breaches are costing the company a cool quarter of a billion dollars. according to a bloomberg report, verizon communications, which previously agreed to pay $4.8 billion for the tech giant, has now renegotiated the price as a result of the highly publicized hacks that rocked yahoo late last year. bloomberg further notes that in addition to the new terms of the deal, verizon and yahoo (which will be renamed altaba, inc.) will “share any ongoing legal responsibilities related to the breaches.” finalized details are expected to be announced in the coming days or weeks, sources said.while a $250 million price drop may seem like a hard pill to swallow, it’s likely better for yahoo than having verizon renege on the deal altogether, which briefly seemed like a possibility. “it l






hootsuite buys social analytics firm lifemetrix


hootsuite has made another acquisition in the social marketing space, this time scooping up new york-based social analytics firm lifemetrix. the deal comes just weeks after hootsuite bought facebook ads manager adespresso for an undisclosed sum.the internet of things 10 types of enterprise deployments as businesses continue to experiment with the internet of things, interesting use cases are emerging. here are some of the most common ways iot is deployed in the enterprise.hootsuite said the acquisition will bolster its existing social media analytics dashboard, hootsuite analytics. the platform is geared toward enterprises looking for ways to track and evaluate the roi from social ad spending. hootsuite has rallied around the concept of social marketing roi with these last two acquisitions






ca technologies acquires veracode


ca technologies on monday announced it's acquiring veracode, a saas-based secure devops platform provider, for approximately $614 million in cash. the deal is expected to close in q1 of fiscal year 2018.the acquisition, ca technologies said, should help unify its security and its devops portfolios, giving customers a platform to allows them to integrate security directly into software development. "software is at the heart of every company's digital transformation," ayman sayed, president and chief product officer of ca technologies, said in a statement. "therefore, it's increasingly important for them to integrate security at the start of their development processes, so they can respond to market opportunities in a secure manner."the acquisition should also enable ca to extend its custome






zoopla to buy house price valuer hometrack for £120m to beef up its data service


uk property listings site zoopla is splashing out £120 million in cash (~$150m) on a big purchase of its own — announcing its intention to acquire real estate analytics firm hometrack as it looks to expand its data and analytics services.in a press release today, zoopla said hometrack will help it strengthen its property services for consumers and expand its b2b play. it’s slating several new consumer and b2b products coming this year.“the deal will allow us to serve our consumers and partners even more effectively and gives us unrivalled data capabilities in the residential property market. hometrack is a perfect fit to develop our data services business,” said alex chesterman, founder and ceo of zoopla, in a statement.currently zoopla’s website offers details of average house prices for






singtel furthers ad-tech ambitions with turn acquisition


by feb. 23, 2017 5:03 p.m. et singapore-based telecom provider singtel is pushing further into the advertising technology business with the acquisition of ad-buying firm turn inc., in what may be a mixed signal for the turbulent ad tech market.on the one hand, the deal may be a good sign for the growing pool of ad tech firms now looking for exits or strategic partnerships in that it may offer evidence of a wider pool of potential suitors beyond just marketing and technology companies. singtel is southeast asia’s largest telecom firm and has been branching out around the world to drive growth, including the 2012 acquisition of digital marketing firm amobee.amobee, now a singtel subsidiary, agreed to acquire turn for an enterprise value of $310 million, the companies announced wednesday.but






mead johnson agrees to merger; it's still moving to chicago


the british parent company of the top-selling condom globally is poised to acquire the company known for the world's leading infant formula brand.in the wee hours of friday morning, glenview-based mead johnson nutrition, producer of enfamil infant formula, announced it reached an agreement to be acquired by reckitt benckiser, maker of durex condoms and lysol, for about $16.6 billion, or $90 a share, pending shareholder and regulatory approval. the deal is valued at about $18 billion, including net debt, and is expected to close in the third quarter of this year.mead johnson will still move its headquarters to chicago's river point skys er next month, as previously announced, where it will occupy three floors. but the impact of the deal on mead johnson's 170 or so employees in the chicago a






stratoscale acquires database-as-a-service company tesora


stratoscale, a startup that gives enterprises aws-compatible environments inside their data centers, has acquired tesora, a database-as-a-service company that runs on top of the openstack platform and that allows its customers to choose between 16 of the most popular databases.both companies declined to discuss the financial details of the acquisition. according to crunchbase, tesora had raised a total of $12.7 million since it was founded back in 2010.stratoscale argues that this acquisition will allow it to offer its customers better support for managed database services. tesora supports the likes of mysql, mongodb, redis, c andra, datastax enterprise, couchbase, mariadb, oracle, percona, postgressql and db2 express.according to crunchbase, israel-based stratoscale has raised a total of






why verizon decided to stick with yahoo deal after big data breaches


in pushing ahead with its deal to buy yahoo inc.’s internet businesses, verizon communications inc. is betting that the chance to expand into digital advertising trumps the risk of further fallout from massive data breaches.the companies said tuesday that they had agreed to revise the $4.83 billion deal, shaving $350 million off the price and evenly splitting costs from the breaches.the announcement caps a scramble to hold...






glenview-based mead johnson, maker of baby formula, sold to british firm for $16


the british parent company of the top-selling condom globally is poised to acquire the company known for the world's leading infant formula brand.in the wee hours of friday morning, glenview-based mead johnson nutrition, producer of enfamil infant formula, announced it reached an agreement to be acquired by reckitt benckiser, maker of durex condoms and lysol, for about $16.6 billion, or $90 a share, pending shareholder and regulatory approval. the deal is valued at about $18 billion, including net debt, and is expected to close in the third quarter of this year.mead johnson will still move its headquarters to chicago's river point skys er next month, as previously announced, where it will occupy three floors. but the impact of the deal on mead johnson's 170 or so employees in the chicago a






why verizon decided to stick with yahoo deal after big data breaches


in pushing ahead with its deal to buy yahoo inc.’s internet businesses, verizon communications inc. is betting that a chance to expand into digital advertising trumps the risk of further fallout from two massive data breaches.the companies said tuesday that they had agreed to revise their $4.83 billion deal, shaving $350 million off the purchase price and evenly splitting costs from the breaches yahoo revealed last year.the...






report: verizon, yahoo work to close deal at a discount


verizon is close to a new deal with yahoo in which the telecom giant would purchase the beleaguered internet company for a slight discount of $250 million, according to bloomberg news.if true, that amounts to a price cut of about 5 percent. analysts have predicted for months that verizon could seek to renegotiate for a lower price — or walk away from yahoo altogether — amid revelations of extensive security breaches at yahoo last year."this is the kind of move i expected from verizon," said jeff kagan, an independent telecom and internet industry analyst. but, he added, "i am surprised the deal was only cut by $250 million. i expected more."proposed last year, the original acquisition had verizon buying yahoo for $4.8 billion in an effort to diversify verizon's business.the wireless and br






alaska says virgin american integration is ‘well under way’


the markets reacted positively to alaska air group’s fourth quarter and full year 2016 earnings results, the first since its acquisition of virgin america.costs ociated with alaska air group’s acquisition of virgin america at the end of last year brought an $81 milllion hit to earnings, but the company still managed a fourth-quarter profit of $114 million or $0.92 per share, compared to $191 million or $1.51 per share a year earlier, it announced wednesday. alaska said the lower taxes resulting from those acquisition costs reduced the net impact on its bottom line to $66 million.those expected costs were factored in by investors, who reacted positively to the results: in early trading wednesday, alaska’s shares were up $4.36 or 4.63 percent to $98.46 alaska chief executive brad tilden said






baidu furthers ai push with acquisition of digital assistant startup raven tech


baidu is furthering its push into artificial intelligence after it announced the acquisition of raven tech, a chinese startup that developed an ai voice assistant platform. baidu confirmed it has bought the startup’s tech, product and staff of 60.the deal comes a month after baidu hired noted ai expert qi lu, formerly with microsoft, as its coo and group president. baidu didn’t reveal how much it is paying for raven tech, which is an alumni of the microsoft venture accelerator and y combinator and has raised $18 million from investors like dcm ventures and zhenfund.raven tech’s flow product was likened to a chinese version of siri, but it has failed to take off. as tech in asia pointed out, the app never broke the top 700 ranking in the app store in china, while siri itself has support for






baidu furthers ai push with acquisition of digital assistant startup raven tech


baidu is furthering its push into artificial intelligence after it announced the acquisition of raven tech, a chinese startup that developed an ai voice assistant platform. baidu confirmed it has bought the startup’s tech, product and staff of 60.the deal comes a month after baidu hired noted ai expert qi lu, formerly with microsoft, as its coo and group president. baidu didn’t reveal how much it is paying for raven tech, which is an alumnus of the microsoft venture accelerator and y combinator and has raised $18 million from investors like dcm ventures and zhenfund.raven tech’s flow product was likened to a chinese version of siri, but it has failed to take off. as tech in asia pointed out, the app never broke the top 700 ranking in the app store in china, while siri itself has support fo






ask big data experts for help zeroing in on accurate performance targets


image: istock/sergeynivens the annual planning cycle resets many things, including your performance targets. if your company is like most, your targets are either too aggressive to be believable or too conservative. for instance, you might look at your gross revenues for last year and decide you'll do 10% or 15% more this year, but how do you know it shouldn't be 20% or even 100%? if you're not sure, you might ask your data scientists for help. year after year strategists leave large amounts of potential revenue, costs, and operational efficiencies unexplored because they don't have good methods for establishing better targets; however, given the right direction, your data scientists do. if you have data scientists currently working on solutions involving big data analytics, you might ta






facebook agrees to audit of its metrics following data controversy


facebook has pledged to undergo audits by the media industry’s measurement watchdog, the media rating council, people familiar with the matter say, a move that will likely please ad-industry executives who are skeptical of the tech giant’s data-reporting practices.ad executives have been clamoring for more independent verification of facebook’s metrics, especially after a series of disclosures by the company in recent months about...






okta acquihires stormpath to expand identity management in apps and apis


okta, the $1.2 billion identity management startup for enterprises that some tip for an ipo this year, has made an acquisition of sorts to expand one of its newer lines of business: managing ids across apis and apps. today the san francisco-based company announced that it has picked up the team from stormpath, an early mover in providing a way for developers to implement authentication, authorization and user management into web and mobile apps by way of an api and a few lines of code. on top of this, the company has acquired a license to use stormpath’s technology. financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.notably, this is not a full acquisition: okta’s co-founder and coo frederic kerrest, who answered questions about the transaction over email, did not specify who would retain






mozilla makes its first acquisition picking up pocket


on feb. 27, mozilla announced its first ever acquisition, announcing that it has acquired read it later inc, which is best known for its pocket technology that enables users to save, share and discover online links. "we can't disclose details of this deal due to confidentiality reasons," denelle dixon-thayer, chief business and legal officer at mozilla, told eweek. "all members of the pocket team are joining mozilla." she noted that no changes to the pocket service or development roadmap are currently planned. read it later claims that it has over 10 million active monthly registered users that use the pocket service. pocket is hardly a stranger to mozilla, having been available as a firefox plugin since 2007. the plugin was originally known by the company name read it later, with a name c






verizon gets a $350 billion break on its deal to buy yahoo


yahoo’s security breaches are costing the company more than a quarter of a billion dollars. after a previous bloomberg report claimed that verizon communications had negotiated a $250 million discount on the price to acquire yahoo as a result of the highly publicized hacks that rocked yahoo late last year, the telecommunications company has made an official announcement about the new deal that reveals the discount is even deeper than reported.“under the amended terms, verizon and yahoo have agreed to reduce the price verizon will pay to acquire yahoo’s operating business by $350 million,” the company said, “in addition, verizon and yahoo will share certain legal and regulatory liabilities arising from certain data breaches incurred by yahoo.”while a $350 million price drop may seem like a






​myob to acquire payment solutions provider paycorp for au$48m


accounting software company myob has announced its intentions to wholly acquire payment solutions provider paycorp, which will add automated payment capabilities to myob's product suite.latest australian newsfor a total consideration of au$48 million, myob will also take on paycorp's customer base of 6,500, which spans the banking, insurance, telecommunications, utilities, and government sectors.currently, paycorp provides services including secure online payment solutions, such as credit card, direct debit, and bpay; integrated pos terminal solutions; accounts receivable automation; secure credit card data storage; and tokenisation solutions.myob ceo tim reed told shareholders on thursday that the addition of paycorp will open up significant growth opportunities for his company, particula






okta acquihires stormpath, doubles down on identity in apps and apis


okta, the $1.2 billion identity management startup for enterprises that some tip for an ipo this year, has made an acquisition of sorts to expand one of its newer lines of business: managing ids across apis and apps. today the san francisco-based company announced that it has picked up the team from stormpath, an early mover in providing a way for developers to implement authentication, authorization and user management into web and mobile apps by way of an api and a few lines of code. on top of this, the company has acquired a license to use stormpath’s technology. financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.notably, this is not a full acquisition: okta’s co-founder and coo frederic kerrest, who answered questions about the transaction over email, did not specify who would retain






glenview-based maker of enfamil infant formula in talks to be sold for $16.7b


mead johnson nutrition, the glenview-based maker of enfamil infant formula, might be acquired by the british firm reckitt benckiser for about $16.7 billion.reckitt benckiser issued a statement overnight saying it was in a nced negotiations to acquire mead johnson for $90 per share, which issued its own release confirming the discussions. reckitt benckiser's brands include lysol disinfectant, woolite detergent, french's mustard and durex condoms.that mead johnson is on the brink of a merger will come as no surprise to food industry analysts who have long pegged the global baby food-maker as a takeover target. but reckitt benckiser is a dark horse that few, if any, saw coming.in just the past few weeks, rumors surfaced of nestle buying mead johnson, though some analysts considered companies






dataiku's latest release has a dataops slant


given the hype over data science, and now machine learning, it shouldn't be surprising that collaboration platforms are one of the fastest emerging segments for big data tooling. the guiding notion is that data scientists are relatively few and far between, and that their talents should be used as productively as possible. in our 2017 ovum trends to watch forecast for big data, we identified that making data science a team sport would be a front burner issue.there is great variety in the types of tooling that have emerged; at one extreme, there are ambitious offerings, such as ibm's data science experience, that are all-encompassing. you can access notebooks, manage data science projects over their lifecycle, schedule compute runs, and track data lineage. there are other tools, such as dom






dataiku's latest release has a dataops slant


given the hype over data science, and now machine learning, it shouldn't be surprising that collaboration platforms are one of the fastest emerging segments for big data tooling. the guiding notion is that data scientists are relatively few and far between, and that their talents should be used as productively as possible. in our 2017 ovum trends to watch forecast for big data, we identified that making data science a team sport would be a front burner issue.there is great variety in the types of tooling that have emerged; at one extreme, there are ambitious offerings, such as ibm's data science experience, that are all-encompassing. you can access notebooks, manage data science projects over their lifecycle, schedule compute runs, and track data lineage. there are other tools, such as dom






informatica buys diaku, launches data governance platform


informatica, which specializes in data management software, said it has acquired diaku, a data governance company.diaku's flagship software is called axon. now it'll be informatica axon, which governs data in a bevy of industries including financial services, life science and healthcare. terms of the deal weren't disclosed. informatica said it plans to integrate axon with its data quality, master data management and big data offerings. according to informatica, the purchase of diaku will allow it to provide governance tools to technical and business decision makers. axon allows one user experience, a holistic view of data governance, collaboration tools and data integration features. here's a look at axon screens.






jack sutin, jewish resistance leader during wwii, dies at 103 in mn


for longtime twin cities resident jack sutin, love and resistance went hand in hand.during world war ii, sutin led a small group of jewish partisans who gathered arms and fought the nazis in poland. years later, in america, he and his wife were the subjects of a book about their experiences that won the minnesota book award.sutin died tuesday at his home in st. louis park. he was 103.born in stolpce, then in poland but now a city in belarus, sutin lived in a jewish ghetto with his parents following the nazis’ 1941 breach of hitler and stalin’s nonaggression pact. after his mother died, sutin and his father fled to the woods of eastern poland.there jack met his future wife, rochelle. they were married in a jewish partisan bunker in december 1942. they spent the next few years fighting with