Posted on April 26, 2012 by Olivier MICHEL
In its press release, IBM said it is buying Vivisimo for accelerate its “big data analytics initiatives with advanced federated capabilities allowing organizations to access, navigate, and analyze the full variety, velocity and volume of structured and unstructured data without having to move it.”
Stephen E. Arnold, analyst and Search specialist, seems skeptical about Vivisimo analytical capabilities.
“Big data. Wow. That’s an angle only a public relations person with a degree in 20th century American literature could craft. Vivisimo is many things, but a big data system? News to me for sure. [...] However, I do not get the “big data” angle.”
As Arnold IT points out : “IBM will soon have a new big data platform to show for this acquisition. Their current big data platform is based on open source Apache Hadoop and they hope to expand this one to run on other distributions such as Cloudera.”