Thursday February 27, 2020

Databases: Strategic acquisitions are the order of the day

Already a significant player in the database field, IBM's recent acquisition of Netezza has added another string to its bow, writes Leslie Faughnan.

2nd June, 2012

Illustrating how recent the mini-boom in data appliance solutions is, the IBM acquisition of Netezza was just in late 2010.

Clearly, IBM itself is a pioneer and world leader in database software but adding Netezza greatly strengthened its portfolio in data management and analytics in a fast-growing market sector.

"There has been something of a general reluctance around data warehouse strategies in recent years, a feeling that they can be cumbersome to set up and take...

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