IBM Goes Deeply Predictive, Announces Acquisition of SPSS

James G. Kobielus By James Kobielus

IBM dropped a big bombshell at the start of any already action-packed day for the analyst community. At this moment, I’m sitting, along with several dozen of my peers from Forrester and other firms, at the IBM Smart Analytics System launch event in Hawthorne NY. I’ll blog on IBM’s other announcements in a separate items.

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The next wave of BI acquisitions?

Boris Evelson By Boris Evelson

Whoever says that Business Intelligence (BI) market is commoditizing is smoking something funny. From where we sit, it remains active, vibrant and full of opportunities both on the buyer and the seller side. On the buyer side the market is far from mature with multiple architecture, implementation, governance and organizational challenges. On the seller side we track over 20 “next generation” BI features that vendors are just beginning to address.

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Oracle Targets Real-Time Data Integration With GoldenGate Acquisition

Rob Karel By Rob Karel

Today, Oracle announced plans to acquire GoldenGate Software, a private company specializing in data replication and real-time data integration solutions. 


This acquisition will focus on two specific areas: (1) high availability to support data replication and migration efforts and (2) non-invasive real-time data integration capabilities. 


From a data replication standpoint, GoldenGate will improve Oracle’s support for heterogeneous replication beyond Oracle sources and targets.

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Microsoft Office 2010: The Odyssey Continues

BI, Analytics, and CEP: Some Fruitful Potential Follow-Ons from Software AG’s Acquisition of IDS Scheer

James G. Kobielus By James Kobielus

Yes, of course, Software AG is buying IDS Scheer primarily for the latter’s ARIS family of business process management (BPM) tools. I’ll leave it to my Forrester colleagues who focus on BPM--on both the IT and TI sides of the house — to call out the ramifications for Software AG’s positioning in that market.

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