IBM Advances Big Data Analytics with Vivisimo Acquisition

IBM recently announced a definitive agreement to acquire Vivisimo, a leading provider of federated discovery and navigation software that helps organisations access and analyse big data across the enterprise.

Vivisimo software excels in capturing and delivering quality information across the broadest range of data sources, no matter what format it is, or where it resides. The software automates the discovery of data and helps employees navigate it with a single view across the enterprise, providing valuable insights that drive better decision-making for solving all operational challenges.

This news accelerates IBM’s big data analytics initiatives with advanced federated capabilities allowing organisations to access, navigate, and analyse the full variety, velocity and volume of structured and unstructured data without having to move it.

The combination of IBM’s big data analytics capabilities with Vivisimo software will further IBM’s efforts to automate the flow of data into business analytics applications, helping clients better understand consumer behaviour, manage customer churn and network performance, detect fraud in real-time, and perform data-intensive marketing campaigns.

“Navigating big data to uncover the right information is a key challenge for all industries,” said Arvind Krishna, general manager, Information Management, IBM Software Group.

“The winners in the era of big data will be those who unlock their information assets to drive innovation, make real-time decisions, and gain actionable insights to be more competitive.”

IBM has the industry’s broadest portfolio of big data capabilities with software, hardware, services, and innovations developed by IBM Research such as the Watson system. Over 100 IBM Business Partners have adopted IBM’s big data platform, bringing a new class of solutions to market and extending the reach of IBM analytics offerings for clients.