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2013 Acquisitions in Analytics and Big Data

We review 2013 acquisitions in Analytics and Big Data, by Actian, EMC, Facebook, Google, IBM, Twitter, WalmartLabs and more. What is the worth of an engineer in acqui-hire?

By Gregory Piatetsky, Aug 21, 2013. c comments

From @kdnuggets Tweets:

Feb 2013

  • PEOPLEBROWSR, creator of Kred, buys SWAYLO – Influence Measure. Kred now scores over 500 million profiles
  • UnitedHealth Group buys Humedica, a leading data analytics firm – to compete with Mayo Clinic Optum Labs?
  • IBM buys Star Analytics for software portfolio, to extract data in financial applications.
  • Twitter buys Social TV Analytics Company Bluefin Labs, Twitter’s biggest acquisition to date.

Mar 2013

  • Google buys UToronto startup DNNResearch, which uses deep neural nets for speech, vision & language understanding
  • Facebook buys Atlas ad analytics company from Microsoft, to help advertisers improve analytics effectiveness
  • New trend? NGDATA buys ENQIO consultancy mainly to expand its team of #BigData scientists

Apr 2013

  • Google buys Wavii, a Machine Learning startup, which lets people u201cfollowu201d a topic – sounds VERY useful
  • Start-up valuations: In acqui-hire (a company bought for its talent), the avg engineer is valued at $750K – $1.5M

May 2013

  • Actian to buy #BigData startup ParAccel (earlier bought Pervasive)
  • Social Media + Health = ? IMS Health buys Semantelli, Social Media Analytics start-up
  • Twitter buys Lucky Sort which offered visual topic navigation, moves its engineers to revenue engineering dept
  • WalmartLabs buys Cloud Computing startup OneOps, Delicious Founderu2019s Tasty Labs
  • Yahoo board agreed to buy Tumblr for $1.1 Billion, biggest acquisition for Marissa Mayer as CEO

Jun 2013

  • Walmart Labs buys Data Analytics, Predictive Intelligence Startup Inkiru
  • Tibco buys Streambase for its real-time analytics used in Wall Street trading
  • Software AG buys Apama from Progress Software to boost #BigData analytics, complex event processing
  • Datawatch to buy Swedish data visualization and analytics vendor Panopticon for $31 M

Jul 2013

  • EMC to buy privately held identity and access management provider Aveksa, to augment RSA security
  • Cloudera buys Myrrix to Bring “Big Learning” to Hadoop
  • CoreLogic Data and Analytics acquisition: to buy DataQuick and 2 more real-estate analytics units for $661M
  • Twitter buys location-based social discovery startup Spindle
  • Raytheon buys Visual Analytics, makers of advanced data analytics & visualization tools, keeps VA CEO Chris Westphal

Aug 2013

  • UK #BigData startup ERN bolsters analytics, buys Elucidata, Inspired Analytics
  • NICE Systems to buy Causata, provider of Hadoop/Hbase – based Customer Experience Management (CXM) software
  • Infochimps, makers of #BigData Analysis platform, bought by CSC

Also from Big Data Studio Recent Acquisitions In Big Data

  • Cisco bought Sourcefire
  • FoundationDB bought Akiban
  • MyRedis buys GuuarantiaData
  • EMC buys ScaleIO

What notable 2013 Big Data acquisitions did we miss?

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